Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Executive Chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)
Jean-Guy Carrier led the International Chamber of Commerce as Secretary General from 2010 to June 2014. He has been Director of ICC’s Research Foundation since its creation in 2009. His accomplishments as Secretary General of ICC include enhancing its role as the voice of international business through active participation in the policy process of the G20 group of governments. This has included contributions from ICC to policy proposals at all G20 Summits since 2010.
Mr. Carrier has occupied senior leadership positions with various international organizations, most notably with the World Trade Organization (WTO), from 1996 to 2008. One of his initiatives was to improve participation in the work of the WTO by least-developed and developing country members through creation of computerized ICC Reference Centers in over 100 countries.
Mr. Carrier is the author of six books ranging from literature to studies of various sectors of public policy. He has edited several collections of works on aspects of international trade. Mr. Carrier’s career includes past work with the International Institute for Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, the Economic Council of Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and as a partner in communications consulting firms. Mr. Carrier has contributed numerous articles for print and electronic media.