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Teddy Soobramanien

Council Member


Trade negotiations, Policy implementation, Business development

About Teddy

Teddy is the CEO of the COMESA Business Council. With an extensive international background spanning over 25 years, Teddy brings a wealth of experience in trade negotiations, policy implementation, business development, and organizational management. His diverse expertise, coupled with his leadership qualities, positions him uniquely to steer CBC into a prosperous future.

Throughout his career, Mr. Soobramanien has held prominent roles at prestigious organisations such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the United Nations (UN), International Trade Centre (ITC), the Commonwealth, the UK Government, the African, Caribbean and Pacific States – European Union (ACP-EU) TradeCom Facility, the private sector, and the Mauritius Mission to the UN in Geneva. Notably, he has successfully led various programs, including the Aid for Trade Hub and Spokes Programme, achieving commendable outcomes.

Furthermore, Teddy has made significant contributions to academic research, with publications covering topics related to small economies, ACP countries, developing nations, and international trade issues relevant to Africa. His involvement in implementing private sector development projects for the TradeCom Facility further showcases his dedication to fostering economic growth and development in the region.


He holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom; a BSc (Hons) Degree in Economics from the University of Mauritius; a Diploma in Trade Policy from the WTO; and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in International Trade Law at the University of Reading, UK.


  • Fluent in English, French, Creole

Teddy Soobramanien
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