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Shanker A. Singham

Managing Director, The Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project at Babson Global

As Managing Director of The Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project at Babson Global, Shanker A. Singham brings with him a wealth of experience in trade, competition and regulatory systems.  He is one of the most experienced and well known international trade and competition lawyers in the world, having authored the leading textbook on the subject of trade, competition and regulatory frameworks. He has lectured, written and spoken extensively, including over one hundred articles and book chapters. He has led the market access practices of two prominent law firms, most recently a top ten global law firm, Squire Sanders and he has represented multinational companies and governments. He is a cleared advisor to the United States Trade Representative and Department of Commerce, and is a Non-Government Advisor to the International Competition Network. He has also been a senior trade and economics advisor to presidential candidates, as well as to governors and other political figures on both sides of the aisle. He is currently hosting a speaker series on the Moral Case for Free Markets. Shanker has his Masters and Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, and postgraduate legal degrees in both the UK and US, having spent his early career working on the privatizations and development of competition laws in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe with a prominent City of London law firm, and then in Latin America working on the apertura. Shanker is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and founded the Roundtable in 1997 as a way of promoting the notion of free trade, competitive markets and property rights protection around the world, having learned the lessons of the openings in the former Soviet sphere, Latin America and China and India‚Äôs re-insertion into the global economy.