Vincent Valentine

Vincent Valentine

International Trade Policy Research and Transport Economics | United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Vincent Valentine is a transport economist with more than 30 years professional experience. For the last 12 years he has worked at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Here he has held various roles including: Principal author of the chapter on Ports (10 years) and Freight Rates (5 Years) within the annual Review of Maritime Transport; 3 years as project coordinator and 5 years as Chief of Transport (a.i.). Immediately prior to this he served in the Transport Division of the UN’s regional commission in Bangkok, Thailand (UNESCAP).

Prior to joining the UN he worked in the private sector negotiating settlements for a leading maritime transport insurer and then as a Lloyd’s of London broker. Later he became a Senior Lecturer in international maritime commercial practice during which time he was awarded a Ph.D. for his research into port efficiency.