Christophe Bellmann

Associate Fellow, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy


Christophe is a senior resident research associate at ICTSD with decades of experience working on international trade negotiations and policymaking from a sustainable development perspective.

He joined ICTSD in 1998 as programme officer for outreach and partnership, then became director of policy dialogues. Since 2002, he has been programmes director.

He previously worked for the Swiss Coalition of Development Organisations (SCDO) where he was responsible for activities on multilateral trade and sustainable development issues, and has also worked as a research associate at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile on the relationship between trade and the environment.

Christophe has edited and published a wide range of books, articles and opinion pieces in English, French and Spanish on trade and sustainable development. His work focuses on international trade negotiations, development policies and environmental governance in areas such as agriculture and food security, fisheries, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, rules, regional trade, services and intellectual property rights.

He holds an MA in international relations from the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva.