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Marion Jansen is Director of the Division for Market Development and Chief Economist at the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva. She previously held senior positions in the International Labour Office and the World Trade Organization. She worked in the private sector before joining the WTO.
At ITC, Marion Jansen oversees the work on trade and market information, export strategy, trade facilitation and policy for business. As chief economist, she also has the lead on ITC’s flagship publication “SME Competitiveness Outlook” and oversees ITC’s contributions to G20 processes.
Marion Jansen has published widely on international trade and global economic governance including in refereed journals and as editor of or contributor to books. She was a co-editor of the ILO-WTO publication “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable” and recently co-edited the volume “Women Shaping Global Economic Governance”.
Marion Jansen holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and undergraduate degrees from the University of Konstanz and Passau. She has lectured in multiple academic institutions, including the University of Geneva and the World Trade Institute. She is member of academic advisory boards for master programmes at SKEMA Business School and IE School of Global and Public Affairs.
A German national, Marion Jansen grew up in the Netherlands. Next to German and Dutch, she speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.