We are led by collaboration of our donors, organisations comprising the Alliance secretariat, and business partners.

Steering group

Unusual in the world of international development initiatives, the Alliance puts public-private sector collaboration truly at its heart with a steering group made up of representatives of both its donor governments and its business partners.

The steering group comprises a representative from each donor government (United States, Canada, Germany and Denmark) as well as private sector representatives (Abbott, Ardo VLM, BASF, Deutsche Post DHL, Stellantis, UPS, Walmart).


Amgad Shehata
Senior Vice-President of Global Public
Affairs & Strategic Development
David Lepage
Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Relations and Strategy
Strategic Policy Branch
Global Affairs Canada
Jochen Daechert
Vice President
BASF Global Customs
Mads Thuesen Lunde
Minister Counsellor
(Economic and Commercial Affairs/WTO)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
 Mark FeDuke
Director of Trade Compliance and Policy
Paul Fekete
Senior International Trade Advisor
Sarah Thorn
Senior Director
Global Government Affairs
Steven Pope
Vice President of Trade
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Susie Hoeger
Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance & Policy at Abbott Laboratories
Tammo Strümpler
Senior Policy Officer
Division 111 – Trade Policy
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Management team

The Alliance is jointly led by the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum—in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Our management team, comprising the Alliance director and one deputy director from each organisation, oversees the day-to-day activities of the Alliance.