Lesley Batchelor OBE
The Institute of Export & International Trade
Lesley Batchelor OBE is a champion of UK exporters, with a powerful track record in enhancing the performance of hundreds of businesses.
Working as director general of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), an education foundation providing qualifications and support for business for over 9 years. Active on the APPG Advisory Panel on Trade & Investment, the APP Manufacturing Group and has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Government support for SMEs. Lesley is often a leading light in thought leadership issues connected with international trade and has forged influential partnerships with many national and international associations.
Lesley is a graduate of the Institute of Export & International Trade qualifications and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has invaluable expertise in intellectual property, global licensing and marketing. Awarded in the OBE in the 2014 Birthday Honours List and recently judged to be the CBI Real Business First Woman in Business Services and CEO of the Year from the Congress of Trade Associations for 2015.
Update from the World Trade Organisation Public Forum
Providing an update from the World Trade Organisation Public Forum, the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, where the Institute held a workshop: ‘Learning International Trade: How formal qualifications help us reap the benefits of global trade.’