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Jan Hoffmann

Chief Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD

Jan Hoffmann joined UNCTAD in 2003 and is currently Chief of the Trade Logistics Branch. He is co-author and coordinator of the “Review of Maritime Transport”, initiated the UNCTAD “Maritime Country Profiles”, and created the annual “Liner Shipping Connectivity Index”. Previously, Jan spent six years with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago de Chile, and two years with the IMO in London and Santiago. Prior to this, he held part time positions as assistant professor, import-export agent, seafarer, and consultant. Jan has studied in Germany, United Kingdom and Spain, and holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg. He is on the boards of various journals and associations and currently the president of the International Association of Maritime Economists.