Valentin has been working with BKP since 2010. For more than ten years he has worked on technical assistance projects, funded by various donors, in the fields of non-tariff barriers, SPS/TBT, Non-Agricultural Market Access, WTO Accession and Investment. Among his recent assignments are:

  • a study on certification requirements of the East African private sector to improve market access conditions for SMEs;
  • development of a training strategy for the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality in support of regional integration efforts;
  • technical assistance to the National EPA Negotiations Monitoring and Coordination Committee of Cameroon to support EPA trade negotiations of the Central African region; and
  • development of a common investment development framework for private sector operators in the Eastern African region.

Valentin holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Reading (UK) and a Master’s in European Social Policy from the London School of Economics (UK). He is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish.