Carol COSGROVE-SACKS

Professor at the College of Europe; Professor at the Europa Institut of the University of Basel; Visiting Professor at the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, University of Reading; international business consultant.

Professor at the College of Europe; Professor at the University of Basel; policy advisor and trade development consultant.

Carol Cosgrove-Sacks (UK) is a respected expert on multilateral and EU trade negotiations. From 1994-2005 she was Director of Trade in the United Nations (Economic Commission for Europe) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe Bruges, and at the Europa Institute and the Centre for African Studies, Basel University; she is Senior Advisor on International Standards Policy to OASIS, the internet standards consortium, and a member of the high-level EU Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ICT standards.

Professor Cosgrove-Sacks was educated at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the United Nations, she was an academic in the UK and then an international consultant, completing many EU-funded projects. She is the author or editor of several publications, including Trust & Ethics in Finance (2012), Trade Facilitation - the Challenges for Growth and Development (2003 with Mario Apostolov), Europe, Diplomacy and Development (2001), and The EU and Developing Countries: Challenges of Globalization (1999).