Mathias Kende, Associate Fellow, Centre for Global Governance Studies, Catholic University of Leuven; and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Dr Mathias Kende is a Belgian career-diplomat. After postings in Rwanda, Geneva, and the Political-Security desk of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, he currently serves as the Belgian Deputy to the European Trade Policy Committee of the European Council. Dr Kende specializes in international trade as a diplomat and as an academic. His past and current diplomatic assignments encompass a wide-ranging professional involvement with the WTO, the WIPO, and with EU trade policy.