RICARDO MELENDEZ-ORTIZ, Global Policy Advisor, International trade, digital economy and environmental governance expert, policy analyst, and sustainable development advocate. Experienced international negotiator at GATT-WTO, UN Climate and environmental conventions, spokesperson for G77 countries, trained facilitator, and convener and designer of multi-stakeholder dialogues, complex problem-solving and conflict management processes. Public speaker. Policy entrepreneur. Author, editor, research initiator and curator of high-impact policy research. Co-founder of ICTSD and publisher of BRIDGES (Qiao) multi-language, multi regional suite of periodicals. Co-convener with the World Economic Forum of the E15 Initiative. Over 25 years experience as public speaker and commentator in major media outlets. Strategic Adviser to Latin Trade Group.