Ujal Singh Bhatia
Ujal Singh Bhatia was born in India on 15 April 1950. He was India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO from 2004 to 2010 and represented India in a number of dispute settlement cases. He also served as a WTO dispute settlement panelist in 2007–2008.
Mr Bhatia has also served as Joint Secretary in the Indian Ministry of Commerce, apart from two decades in Orissa State in various field and State-level administrative assignments that involved development administration and policy-making. His legal and adjudicatory experience spans over three decades, and focuses on domestic and international legal/jurisprudence issues, negotiation of trade agreements and policy issues at the bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels, as well as the implementation of trade and development policies in the agriculture, manufacturing and service industries.
Mr Bhatia has often lectured on international trade issues and has published numerous papers and articles on a wide range of trade and economic topics. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Manchester and from Delhi University, as well as a BA (Hons) in Economics, also from Delhi University.