Stuart Harbinson

Special Advisor -
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Stuart joined FIPRA in 2012 as a Special Advisor. Stuart has a wealth of experience in international trade policy at a senior level. Stuart was one of Hong Kong’s main negotiators in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. Stuart subsequently represented Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China at ambassadorial level in the World Trade Organization in Geneva from 1994 to 2002, during which time he was chairman of many key World Trade Organization (WTO) bodies. Stuart then became Chief of Staff to WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi (2002-2005) and Special Advisor to Director-General Pascal Lamy (2005-2007). Stuart went on to be Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. After leaving international service, Stuart became Senior Trade Policy Advisor in the Geneva office of the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP and, subsequently, Sidley Austin LLP, advising clients on trade policy and negotiations. Stuart has a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University. Stuart speaks English, French and a little Cantonese. He is married with one son.