Hubert Escaith is the WTO’s Chief Statistician. In this role, he supervises the compilation, analysis and dissemination of trade and market access data. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Economics and International Finance, Université de la Méditerranée, France.
Before joining the WTO in 2006, he worked for the UN, first in the Middle East where he dealt with agricultural development and food security, then in Latin America and the Caribbean, where he held various positions related to statistics, macroeconomics, trade and aspects of economic development.
He holds a Doctorate in Mathematics Applied to Economics from the University of Toulouse (France) and a Master’s from ESSEC Business School (Paris-Cergy, France), with a specialty in Management Information and Decision Support Systems.