Trade Specialist, Ministry of Trade
  • Ministry of Trade
  • Turkey
Marion Jansen

Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Marion Jansen leads OECD efforts to develop and communicate evidence-based advice to governments, with the aim at helping them improve the domestic and international performance of their policies in the areas of trade, food, agriculture and fisheries. Prior to becoming OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture in 2020, she held senior positions at the International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). Marion Jansen holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and undergraduate degrees from the Université de Toulouse (France) and the University of Konstanz (Germany).

Mark van Koningsveld

Professor, Ports and Waterways, Delft University of Technology

Mark van Koningsveld is an innovation expert with a strong passion for water and maritime challenges and a unique background in both research and practice. Throughout his career he always worked on the interface between specialist knowledge and end user needs. First as a researcher at the University of Twente and Deltares (10 yrs), then as lead engineer and program director innovation at marine contractor Van Oord (10 yrs full time, since 2018 part time), and since 2018 as part time professor Ports and Waterways at Delft University of Technology. In 2020 he was appointed as member of the Topteam Water & Maritime representing academia by the Secretary of State of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As a strategic and critical thinker his track record is characterised by out-of-the-box innovations that open up new perspectives for decision makers to achieve their strategic and tactical objectives. Recurring themes are nature based solutions, data driven engineering and integral designs from a systems perspective. He co-authored a number of impactful articles and books and developed various open source software packages that are applied both in practice and in Delft Universities curriculum. For his research, please visit:
Ken Cottrill

Writer; Editor, Independent

Ken Cottrill writes about supply chains and sustainability. He is also Editorial Director at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. The views expressed in any articles published on the Forum Network are his own.
Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since 2015. Under his leadership, the IEA has moved to the forefront of global efforts to reach international climate goals while ensuring that the social and economic impacts of clean energy transitions are at the heart of policy-making and energy security is safeguarded.