We are led by collaboration of our donors, organisations comprising the Alliance secretariat, and business partners.

Steering group

Unusual in the world of international development initiatives, the Alliance puts public private sector collaboration truly at its heart with a steering group made up of representatives of both its donor governments and its business partners.

The steering group comprises a representative from each donor government (United States, Canada and Germany) as well as private sector representatives (Abbott Laboratories, Ardo VLM, BASF, Deutsche Post DHL, Toyota North America, UPS, Walmart).

Amgad Shehata
Senior Vice-President of Global Public
Affairs & Strategic Development
David Lepage
Deputy Director, Economic Relations and Strategy Division, Strategic Policy Branch
Global Affairs Canada
Jochen Daechert
Vice President of Global Customs
Leila Aridi Afas
Director of Global Public Policy
Toyota Motor North America
Mark FeDuke
Director of Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs
Paul Fekete
Senior International Trade Advisor
Sarah Thorn
Senior Director of Global Government Affairs
Stephan Bethe
Head of division trade policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Steven Pope
Head of Trade Facilitation (GoTrade)
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Susie Hoeger
Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance & Policy
Abbott Laboratories
William Petty
Global Product Development Manager, Global Trade & Customs Consulting A.P. Moller – Maersk


Management team

The Alliance is jointly led by the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum—in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Our management team, comprising the Alliance director and one deputy director from each organisation, oversees the day-to-day activities of the Alliance.

Philippe Isler
Alliance Director
World Economic Forum
David Tanenbaum
Alliance Deputy Director
International Chamber of Commerce
José Raúl Perales
Alliance Deputy Director
Center for International Private Enterprise