Alessandra Lustrati is a Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) specialist with 16 years of field experience with international agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. From 2008 to 2011, she worked with the European Commission in the ‘Business, Trade and Regional Integration’ unit of EuropeAid, where she was in charge of thematic support to EU-financed development programmes in South and Central Asia.