Yves KenfackEconomic Affairs Officer, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Yves Kenfack is an Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD. For more than 20 years, he has been working with the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch and the Trade Negotiation and Commercial Diplomacy Branches.
Yves has an extensive high-level experience in providing policy formulation and implementation advise to governments in developing and emerging markets economies on issues related to trade, competition and consumer protection, particularly in Africa. Since 2001, he has been involved in servicing the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Competition Law and consumer protection law and Policy. He is involved in the design and implementation of capacity-building projects on competition and consumer policies in Africa. He has overseed the implementation of UNCTAD’s regional program to strengthen competition and consumer protection policies in Central Africa. He is currently preparing a technical assistance program to develop synergies between the competition authorities of the West African and Monetary (WAEMU) Commission and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He is also co-coordinating UNCTAD’s Working Group on modalities of UNCTAD voluntary peer review exercises on competition and consumer protection policies.
He has also been coordinating UNCTAD's work on impact assessment of competition and advocacy activities of competition agencies in the developing world.
Yves has also worked with the World Trade Organization where he has contributed to the preparation of country trade policy reports for French speaking countries in Africa.
Yves has studied Applied Economics and Industrial Organization at the Universities of Yaoundé (Cameroon) and Caen, Aix-Marseille II (France) respectively. He also holds post-graduate degrees on commodity trading and Business Administration from the University of Geneva and is a MIT Sloan Fellow.
From 2006-2020 Yves was an acting member of the United Nations Office of Geneva’s Local Committee on Contracts (LCC).