Deputy Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Until April 2015, Joakim Reiter held the position of Deputy Director General, heading the Department for International Trade Policy responsible for interaction with UNCTAD, WTO and OECD within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden. From 2011 to 2014, he held the position of Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the World Trade Organization, Switzerland, where he also served as chair for the WTO bodies on services, goods and trade policy reviews respectively. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Reiter was Minister Counsellor and Head of Trade Section at the Representation of Sweden to the European Union, Belgium. From 2004 to 2008, he served at the European Union Directorate General for Trade in European Commission, where he was involved in a number of multilateral, regional and bilateral negotiations with countries at different levels of development. Before that, he held various positions within the Swedish National Board of Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry, including as Special Advisor to the Minister for Industry and Trade, responsible for drafting the government's strategy for equitable globalization and its communication on global financial stability as well as taking part in the formulation of its policy coherence for development. Born in Sweden in 1974, Mr. Reiter holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and a MA from University of Lund, Sweden. 

Joakim REITER is speaking at the following session