Philip Stevens

Philip Stevens

Executive Director

Philip founded Geneva Network in 2015.

His main research interests are the intersection of intellectual property, trade, and health policy. Formerly he was an official at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he worked in its Global Challenges Division on a range of IP and health issues.

Prior to his time with WIPO, Philip worked as director of policy for International Policy Network, a UK-based think tank, as well as holding research positions with the Adam Smith Institute and Reform, both in London. He has also worked as a political risk consultant and a management consultant.

He is a regular columnist in a wide range of international newspapers and has published a number of academic studies. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Durham University (UK).

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

Prof. Mark Schultz

Prof. Mark Schultz

Senior Fellow

Mark Schultz is the Founder and President of the Institute for Intellectual Property Research and also serves as an Associate Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Development at Southern Illinois University (SIU).

He previously acted as the Senior Scholar and Director of Academic Programs at the Centre for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Professor Schultz writes and speaks frequently around the world about the importance of legal institutions that support the creative and innovative industries.

He was honoured by the SIU School of Law as its Outstanding Scholar in 2008, and has been a distinguished visiting scholar at the University of Botswana, where he gave public lectures on property rights in traditional and indigenous knowledge.

He has served as Chair of the Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Chair of the AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law, and as an NGO delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization.

He currently serves as a consultant on trade secrecy to the OECD and is Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Copyright Alliance.

Dr. Nilanjan Banik

Dr. Nilanjan Banik

Senior Fellow

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.