Alec van Gelder runs IPN's activities in the areas of trade, development, creativity and innovation. His writings on trade and technology have appeared in a wide range of international newspapers. He has a B.S. in finance from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania in the U.S and a Master’s degree in International Economics and Development from Université Catholique de Louvain La Neuve (UCL) in Belgium. Alec has worked for the Regional United Nations Information Centre in Brussels.