Mr. Furrer is SECO's Head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division and Delegate of the Swiss Government for Trade Agreements. His previous positions include Head of the Swiss Business Hub in the Gulf Countries, Consul General of Switzerland in Dubai, Head of the Multilateral Financial Institutions Unit in SECO's Economic Cooperation and Development Division, Senior Advisor to the Swiss Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington DC, Head of SECO's Bilateral Economic Relations with Asia, Head of a WTO section at the former Federal Office of Foreign Economic Affairs, First Secretary of the Swiss Delegation to the OECD in Paris, as well as various positions at the Asian Development Bank and in the private sector.
Ms. Kangandjo-Negumbo has been Eudafano Women Cooperative's Manager since 2011, having previously held the post of Secretary from 2008 to 2010. She has also worked in the banking industry. She has participated in various platforms that deal with community development, especially on indigenous natural products, and supported the implementation of various projects and research. Martha was born in Ondangwa, a town in the Northern part of Namibia. She holds a diploma and degree in Adult Education and Community Development.
Mr. Lombard has been the CEO of PhytoTrade Africa since August 2013, having been involved in the natural products sector for 25 years, including establishing the first global production and supply of Marula oil. He is also a member of the project formulation team designing PhytoTrade Africa. He has held roles in Market Development, R&D including Intellectual Property, commercial partnerships and Access and Benefit Sharing. He also led the process in having Baobab fruit approved for use in the EU and the United States.
Mr. MacFeely is the Head of Statistics and Information Branch at UNCTAD, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Policy Studies at the University College in Cork, Ireland and Director of the International Association of Statistics Education statistical literacy programme. Before working at UNCTAD, he was the Assistant Director-General at the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland. He has wide research interests, including family business, cross-border shopping, productivity, tourism, input-output, regional policy and data infrastructure.