A Mauritian national, Pierre Berthelot’s career has spanned development banking, journalism as well as trade, agriculture and enterprise development. A former staff of the OECD and the African Development Bank, he focused on small island States as Deputy Director at the Commonwealth Secretariat. He came to Brussels in 2004. Before joining OCTA as TL/Coordinator, Pierre managed an EU-funded programme to support the integration of ACP States in the multilateral trading system and headed the Coordination Unit of a 45M Euros intra-ACP commodities programme. Within the OCTA Technical Assistance Team, his portfolio includes Trade, Regional Integration, Financial Services and Policy Dialogue. Pierre is fully bilingual (English and French) and holds a Master of Economics from the University of New England (Australia).