Komi Tsowou is an Economist at the African Trade Policy Center, Regional Integration and Trade Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa. Previously, Komi worked as a commodity specialist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, as a researcher at the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at University Laval and as an investment officer in Canada. Komi’s expertise includes trade, industrialization and value chains, infrastructure development, commodities and development, financial markets and risk management. He holds a Master in Quantitative Economics, Econometrics from University of Sfax, Tunisia and a MBA in Finance, Investment and Financial markets from University Laval, Canada. He has published papers in his area of expertise and has contributed to several United Nations reports on trade and diversification issues.