Claude Cellich is currently vice president for external relations at the International University in Geneva. Over the years, he has lectured at the ENA in Paris, the University of Economics in Prague as well as at trade promotion organizations. Prior to joining academia, he held diplomatic positions in Geneva and India with the International Trade Centre the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. He co-authored textbooks on global business negotiations and trade promotion strategies. He holds graduate degrees in economics and business administration from the University of Detroit.