William Lyakurwa

William Lyakurwa (1948) is executive director of the African Economic Research Consortium. He joined AERC from the International Trade Centre based in Geneva, Switzerland in 1993, where he held the post of senior trade promotion advisor. Since 1994, he held the positions of director of training and deputy executive director until his appointment to the position of executive director in March 2003. He has been advisor and consultant to governments, regional bodies, multilateral institutions, international and non-governmental organisations. He has served as chair and member of several policymaking Boards in Tanzania and internationally. He has also served as chair and head of several national committees on trade and capacity building. He has published extensively in local and international journals as well as contributed chapters in books, research and discussion papers.