ICC announces Ulf Pehrsson as Vice-Chair of the Commission on Trade and Investment Policy
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ulf Pehrsson as incoming Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Trade and Investment.
Mr Pehrsson is
responsible for Telecom, Regulatory and Trade Policy at Ericsson. Pehrsson,
with more than 25 years of experience in government and telecommunication, is
the architect of the company’s strategic development of strong ties to governments
and regulators around the world.
Mr Pehrsson has
been active in ICC policy work for many years with both the ICC Commission on
Trade and Investment Policy and the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy. His
involvement on expanding product coverage of the Information Technology
Agreement (ITA) underscores his expertise in such cross-cutting issues that
increasingly characterize the globalized economy.
“ICC has a very
important role to play as the voice of global industry on trade and investment
policy and as a strong supporter of the multilateral trading system,” Mr
Pehrsson said. “The challenges to open and free trade are many, especially in
times of slower economic growth. Therefore ICC needs to speak up against all
forms of protectionism and continue the push for trade and investment
liberalization around the world.”
Mr Pehrsson is tasked with assisting the Chair in Commission meetings and
chairing meetings in the Chair’s absence. He contributes to the elaboration of commission
agendas and assists the process of building consensus within the commission and
the development of commission policy products. Mr Pehrsson also acts as a
spokesperson and ambassador for the Commission in relation to governmental
decision-makers and the media.
joining Ericsson, Mr Pehrsson served as the Deputy Director-General for the Swedish
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as Director, Ministry for Industry and
Trade. He worked primarily in the fields of trade policy, trade and investment
promotion and the EU Single Market, and also represented the Swedish government
at various embassies around the world.
Currently Mr Pehrsson
chairs the Business Europe Internal Market Committee and is on the board of a
number of organizations such as the Swedish ICT Association, Swedish Foreign
Trade Association, International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), ICC Sweden,
Chair of the Computer/Telecom Group as well as the Trade Policy Group, SPIDER -
Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions and the Palestine International
information on the work of this commission please visit the ICC Commission on Trade andInvestment Policy
For further information, please contact
Policy Manager, Trade and Investment Policies
+33 (0)1 49 53 28 43