Mr. Sheldon L.A. Mc Lean is currently the Coordinator of the Economic Development Unit at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC), based at the Sub-Regional Headquarters in Port-of-Spain. Mr. Mc Lean has also served as Regional Trade Policy Advisor under the Commonwealth Secretariat Hub and Spokes (Enhancing Trade Capacity in ACP States) Project (CARICOM); Trade Specialist with both the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; as well as Research Associate with the then Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM).
Mr. Mc Lean regularly undertakes economic analysis and econometric modelling in the areas of trade, finance and regional integration to identify persistent and emerging challenges for small developing economies; and has authored numerous analytical and research publications on current and emerging trade and development issues. His experience also includes providing policy recommendations, technical advice and direction to the private sector and governments within the region. Mr. Mc Lean is a
graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, having earned both a BSc. Agricultural Economics and MSc. Agricultural Economics: Agricultural Economics and Policy Development from that institution.