Aik Hoe Lim leads WTO’s work on environmental sustainability, climate change and trade, as well as on the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. In this role, he has strengthened WTO's partnership with UNEP as well as other international environmental organisations. He led the establishment of WTO's Trade and Environment Week, which is now an annual flagship event for the organisation.
He joined the WTO in 1999 and served in the external eelations division, the Director-General's cabinet and the trade in services division. He was previously counsellor to two WTO Director-Generals, advisor to the Director General's consultative group, and secretary to WTO committees, working groups and negotiating bodies on services trade and domestic regulation.
He represents the WTO in the UN Environmental Management Group and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the UNEP Global Environmental Outlook. Some of his publications include contributions to the Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law (2017), Win-Win: How International Trade Can Help Meet the Sustainable Development Goals (2017) and an edited volume on WTO Domestic Regulation and Services Trade (2014).
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->