Coordinator International Organizations Pillar
Kevin Verbelen is company lawyer and expert, international trade at Agoria, the Belgian association of technology companies. He provides members advice on international trade and investment as well as customs law. Before working at Agoria, he was International Trade and Investment Policy Advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the regional Government of Flanders, where he assisted in negotiating the Belgian compromise for the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA). He also assisted the Minister-President of Flanders during his annual missions to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he had the opportunity to meet different international academics, politicians and business leaders. Kevin Verbelen has a Masters of Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel specializing in European and International Law. He holds a U.S. LL.M International Trade and Business Law from the University of Arizona, where he was awarded for his excellence in International Environmental Law. He studied WTO-law during his Erasmus exchange at the University of Copenhagen and interned at the Belgian Representation to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He also worked at the Belgian Embassy in Nairobi where he drafted a study on the Regional Economic and Political Integration within the East-African Community.
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