Ian Sayers

Sayers Ian
Organisation: International Trade Centre

Ian Sayers is ITCs Coordinator of Sector Development Programmes and Head of Product Sector Development covering agri-food and manufactured natural products. In commercial practice and as one of the early members of the Global Value Chain Group in the 1990’s he led the design of winning strategies to penetrate emerging markets in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe for corporate entities in agri-foods, manufacturing, services and fast-moving consumer goods.
At ITC Ian has brought together robust business and market development strategy, economic development policy and value chain organisation skills to enable sector stakeholders to take ownership of change and determine their own futures.
The Product Sector Development Programme focuses on improving SME performance to increase value added in developing countries and on raising incomes for poor communities by providing a range of trade-related market and technical assistance to link them into global value chains.