Dr. John Hancock works at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, as the Head of Policy Development. He previously has served as senior policy advisor to the Director-General, representative to the IMF and World Bank, and head of policy development. He spearheaded the launch of the WTO’s Aid-for-Trade Initiative, as well as the recent Joint Initiatives on investment, e-commerce, and sustainable plastics trade. Prior to joining the WTO, Mr. Hancock was senior advisor to Canada’s trade minister. He holds a PhD in economic history from Cambridge University, and has written and spoken frequently on international economic issues.
John participated in Panel 5.