Isabelle Ramdoo is a Mauritian national and was the Deputy Head of the Economic Transformation and Trade Programme from November 2009 to June 2016. Before joining ECDPM, she was a Trade Policy Analyst in the International Trade Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation in Mauritius. She was extensively involved in the EPA Negotiations, as part of the Mauritian technical negotiating team, in particular in Trade in Goods, and more recently in investment and trade in services, in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. She was also closely involved in the regional integration process, in particular in negotiations on COMESA Services. Prior to that, she was also an economist at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Mauritius. She was also an intern at the WTO, in the Institute of Training and Technical Cooperation, where she developed guidelines for conducting needs assessments for technical assistance and training. Isabelle holds a “Maitrise Adminstration Economique et Sociale, Mention Commerce et Affaires Internationales” from the University of Montpellier III, France.