Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization
Alan Wolff


Alan Wm. Wolff was appointed Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization in June 2017. For the previous six years he served as Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Trade and Commercial Diplomacy. He has had a long career as a leading international trade lawyer and has been engaged to resolve some of the largest international trade disputes on record. He has also served as a senior trade negotiator in, and advisor to, both Republican and Democratic administrations, including as US Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations in the Carter administration and General Counsel of the Office in the Ford administration. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations and the E15 Initiative’s Experts Group on Innovation, and a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies. He holds a BA from Harvard and a JD from Columbia University.