Simon J. Evenett is Academic Director of the MBA programmes at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he is Professor of International Trade and Economic Development in the Department of Economics. He has established an international reputation as a leading analyst of trade policy.
Since the start of the Global Financial Crisis Simon has focused on how governments tilt the commercial playing field in favour of local firms. He leads the Global Trade Alert initiative, the leading independent monitor of protectionism and commercial policy choice based at the University of St Gallen. He regularly engages with private sector practitioners, government officials and other thought leaders - helping to shed light on how public policies shape national and global corporate strategy and visa versa.