Colette van der Ven is an international lawyer with an expertise in trade and sustainable development. As Founder and Director of TULIP – a Geneva-based consulting firm – Colette advises governments and international organizations on how to leverage legal and regulatory frameworks to promote inclusive and green development. Previously, Colette founded and served as the director for Sidley Austin’s pro bono program – the Trade for Development Initiative. While at Sidley, she also represented governments in international disputes before panels and the Appellate Body at the World Trade Organization. Colette holds a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School and Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College, and is a Member of the New York Bar.