Raymond Saner is Professor Titular at Basle University (Economics Department, 1988-present- WTO dispute settlement negotiations) ; Sciences Po, Paris (2005-; trade & development and inter- institutional negotiations); and at FHNW (2006-present; M&A negotiations) and has been a reviewer of research projects and partner of research consortia for the Swiss National Science Foundation and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Brussels. His most recent research projects focused on interministerial coordination for trade policy making at central government level (SCOPES-SNF) and Trends and influence of private finance on global health initiatives and development goals in resource-constrained countries (SNIS, 2012).
He is a reviewer of management journals, author of books and journals and serves as officer in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management (Board member of OD division (2002-2004), Chair of Advisory Council of AoM to Board of Governors (2000-2002) and is member of EGOS (European Group for Organisational Studies), ASPA (American Society for Public Administration) APA (American Psychological Association), and ISPP (International Society of Political Psychology).
Raymond Saner is co-founder of CSEND, a Geneva based NGRDO (non-governmental research and development organization, 1993-present), partner of Organizational Consultants Ltd Hong Kong (consulting company, 1989-present) and expert working for international organizations such as WTO, the WB, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmetn), ILO, UNICEF, BIS, government agencies from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, China, Brazil, the Netherlands and the EU Commission (DG Trade).
He teaches and consults in English, French, and German and lives in Geneva and Hong Kong and and is frequently in Asia and the Americas. He co-organises international conferences focusing on trade and development ( e.g. food crisis for LDCs, poverty reduction through PRSP and EIF, inter- ministerial policy coordination and government/private sector/civil society policy consultation, migration and aging societies in Europe).
In regard to public affairs and public management, Raymond Saner has co-authored leading articles in the field of business diplomacy (Academy of Management Executive), international economic diplomacy (Diplomatic Studies, The Hague) and international negotiations (Books in German, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese). He teaches theses subjects at diplomatic academies and as trainers for Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
2012: Saner, R; Yiu, L; Filadoro, M; “Inclusion of Aid for Trade in Trade Policy Reviews: Strengthening Value of Development Instruments for LDCs (and developing countries)”, ECDPM, Maastricht, GREAT Insights Volume 1 | Issue 6 | August 2012
2012: Saner, R; Tsai, Ch, Yiu, L; “ Food Security in Africa: Trade theory, modern realities and provocative considerations for policymakers; ECDPM, Maastricht, GREAT Insights Volume 1 | Issue 7 | September 2012
2012: Saner, R; Yiu, L; Filadoro, M; “ Cooperatives- Conspicuously absent in trade & development discourse”, CSEND Policy Brief Nr. 8, Geneva, ISSN 2235-8048
2011: Umweltkonflikte und Nachhaltigkeit in Lateinamerika: Verhandlungen zwischen Unternehmen, NGOs und Regierungsstellen” (Environmental conflicts and sustainable development in Latin America: Negotiations between enterprises, NGOs and Governments); Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften SHV; Saarbrücken,
2009: Saner, R; “Trade Policy Governance through Inter-Ministerial Coordination: A source book for trade officials and development experts” Republic of Letters, Dordrecht.