Dr Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

About me

Deborah Elms is the founder and executive director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC). She is vice chair of the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Trade Association (ABTA), co-chair of the Trade Policy Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), and also a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy.

Previously, Dr Elms was head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN) and senior fellow of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr Elms received a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, an MA in international relations from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degrees from Boston University. Dr Elms publishes the Talking Trade Blog.


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