Fabien Gehl is Deputy Head of Unit for South and South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand at the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission. He has worked for over 15 years in trade policy, with a focus on Trade and Security, Services, Investment and Digital Trade. As a negotiator for the European Union, he participated in the most recent European trade negotiations with key trading partners and at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Fabien previously worked with the Mission of the European Union to the World Trade Organization in Geneva and with the WTO Unit of DG TRADE where he worked on the reform of the WTO. He started his career in trade with the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and External Trade where he represented Belgium in the EU Council’s Trade Policy Committee (services and investment). Prior to that, Fabien was teaching European Affairs at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) in Lausanne.
Fabien graduated from the University of Liege (Belgium) in Public Administration, from the College of Europe (Promotion Leonardo da Vinci) in European Political and Administrative Studies and holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Bern (Switzerland).