Dominique Njinkeu has over 30 years of experience doing research and advising African governments and regional economic communities on macroeconomic and industrial policies, trade, regional integration and international trade negotiations. Previous to becoming an independent consultant, he was Lead Trade Facilitation Expert and Program Coordinator of the Trade Facilitation Facility (TFF) multi-donor trust fund at the World Bank (2009-15) and served as the Executive Director of International Lawyers and Economics Against Poverty (ILEAP), a Toronto based NGO that supported African and Caribbean countries in international negotiations (2003-09). He is an active member of the African trade and development community, including through the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the Trade Policy Centre for Africa (TRAPCA). He has taught at the Southern Illinois University (USA), University Laval (Canada) and the University of Yaounde (Cameroon) and held advisory or consultancy assignments with many international organizations, including the African Development Bank, the African Union, FAO, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNECA, and WTO, as well as governmental agencies such as DFID and USAID. Dominique holds a MSc in Agribusiness Economics, a MSc in Statistics and Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.