Transport Economist - UNCTAD

Vincent Valentine is a transport economist and educationalist with more than 30 years professional experience. He presently works for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he has held various roles including acting as the Chief of Transport, Principal Author and Coordinator of the annual publication Review of Maritime Transport. Currently he is engaged in GATS issues at the WTO within UNCTAD’s Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch. Prior to joining UNCTAD he served in the Transport Division of the UN's regional commission in Bangkok, Thailand (UNESCAP).

Before joining the UN he worked in the private sector negotiating settlements for a leading maritime transport insurer and then as a Lloyd’s of London broker. Later he became a Senior Lecturer in International Maritime Commercial Practice during which time he was awarded a Ph.D. for his research into port efficiency.