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Professor and Academic Director of the MBA programmes at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Simon is responsible for overseeing the entire MBA programme. He is also Professor of International Trade and Economic Development.

Since the start of the Global Financial Crisis Simon has focused on how governments tilt the commercial playing field in favour of local firms. He leads the Global Trade Alert initiative, the leading independent monitor of protectionism and commercial policy choice based at the University of St Gallen. He regularly engages with private sector practitioners, government officials and other thought leaders. He has taught at the University of Oxford, the University of Michigan Business School, and Rutgers University. In addition, Prof. Evenett has served as a World Bank official and is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Economics Studies programme of the Brookings Institution.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge.