Shanker A Singham, photography by Craig Sugden
Shanker A Singham is the Chairman of the Global Economic Neural Network (GENN). He is one of the world’s leading trade and competition policy experts. Shanker is also CEO of Competere, a company focused on promoting international trade and competition policy throughout the world, and an IEA Academic Fellow in the areas of trade and competition. He has advised businesses and governments on a raft of international trade and competition policy issues. In the last three years, he has provided advice to the UK government, industry and media on the Brexit negotiations. He is one of the few people to have been an advisor to the both the UK and US governments on trade issues.
As the former Director of the Competition and Enterprise Cities Project at Babson Global, the US’ No.1 entrepreneurship school, he developed a project to develop and enhance cities, emerging special economic zones and nodes around the world. He is an advisor to Technical University Munich’s project on Global Nodes and Trade Superhighways.
Shanker is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, the advisory Board of Wilton Park, the UK Foreign Office’s think tank, and is a Bretton Woods Committee member.