Ebru Gökçe Dessemond is an economist at Competition and Consumer Policies Branch (CCPB) of UNCTAD since 2006. She is responsible for preparing and servicing the annual sessions of Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Competition Law and Policy, and IGE on Consumer Protection Law and Policy. She develops and implements technical assistance and capacity building projects for developing countries. In the past, she worked as a project officer for UNCTAD projects for Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Tanzania, and the Middle East and North Africa region. She conducts research in competition and consumer protection areas and coordinates UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform. Prior to joining UNCTAD, she worked at the current Ministry of Trade of Turkey.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (1993-1997), and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (2001-2003).
She speaks Turkish, English, French and Spanish.