Tom Butterly is Chief of the Global Trade Solutions Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), responsible for Trade Facilitation, the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and related matters. He was formerly senior trade facilitation expert at UNCTAD, secretary to UNECE Working Party 6 on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies and team leader for the Trade Facilitation Unit in UNECE.
Prior to joining the United Nations Tom worked as Managing Director of International Management Consultants (IMC), Ireland and Zimbabwe; Senior Consultant to ZimTrade, Zimbabwe and the Mauritius Export Development and Investment Authority (MEDIA); Manager of International Trade Research at the Nova Scotia (Canada) Department of Industry, Trade and Technology; Senior Economist at the Nova Scotia Department of Advanced Education and Job Training; Senior Account Representative at Digital Equipment Corporation, Canada, and Production and Quality Control Manager of Telectron Ltd Ireland.
Tom holds a BA and MA in economics from Dalhousie University Canada, a Diploma in Telecommunications Technology for Dublin Ireland, and has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in international marketing and development. He is married with 4 children. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org