Philip Stevens

Philip Stevens

Managing Director

Philip founded Geneva Network in 2015. He oversees all research, writing, communications and fundraising.

He has worked for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he worked in its Global Challenges Division on a range of IP and health issues. At WIPO, he also coordinated the agency’s cooperation with the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization in these policy areas.

Prior to his time with WIPO, Philip worked for several London-based policy think tanks, and has worked as a political risk consultant.

Philip is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Malaysia.

He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Durham University (UK).

Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz

Academic Consultant

Mark Schultz is a professor at Southern Illinois University, America, in their School of Law.

He is known for his work on the law and economics of the global intellectual property system. He worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Devlopment (OECD) to contstruct a groundbreaking global trade secret protection index (the TPSI). This is influencing policy discussions in capitals around the world.

He is also an influential voice in public policy debates regarding intellectual property. He has testified before the US Congress on copyright law and briefed the staff of the US Senate Judiciary Committee on trade secret legislation. He is a regular speaker around the world about the connection between secure and effective intellectual property rights and flourishing nation economies and individual lives. He has served as an NGO delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for several years during the WIPO Development Agenda talks. He is a co-founder of the Centre for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University in Washington D.C.

Nilanjan Banik

Nilanjan Banik

Academic Consultant

Nilanjan Banik is a professor at Bennett University’s School of Business, India.

His work focuses on the application of time series econometrics in issues relating to international trade, market structure and development economics. He is also interested in the "rules" part of WTO; especially examining non-tariff barriers aspects of GATT/WTO agreements.

He has project experience with Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia; Laffer Associates, USA; KPMG, India; Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi; Center for Economic Policy Research, UK; Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo; Asian Development Bank, Manila; South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI); UNESCAP-ARTNeT, Thailand, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne; and World Trade Organization, Geneva.

Steve Bettison

Steve Bettison

Digital Communications Manager

Steve Bettison is an experienced Digital Communications Manager.

Previously, Steve has worked in the private sector delivering contracts for the UK government and as the Operations Director for a UK economic policy think tank.