Vanessa Erogbogbo

Vanessa Erogbogbo

Chief of Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains Section at the International Trade Centre (ITC)


Vanessa Erogbogbo is Chief, Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains section at the International Trade Centre and a member of the Management Action Group. She has over 20 years of experience in private sector development having worked in both international development and the private sector.

She oversees ITC’s work on sustainability and trade, and trade and gender including the SheTrades initiative which is connecting 3 million women to market by 2021; and the Trade for Sustainable Development programme which powers SMEs for a sustainable future with a focus on labour, social impact, climate change and environment.

Vanessa is a member of the advisory board of the Geneva Trade Platform housed within the Geneva Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, and is vice-chairperson of the EQUALS Global Partnership steering committee. She previously held positions at the International Finance Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and as an entrepreneur.

She holds an MBA from the London Business School, and MSc Information Technology and B.Eng Hons in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University, UK.