Kiyoshi Adachi

Chief, Intellectual Property Unit . Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Kiyoshi Adachi is Chief of the Intellectual Property Unit of the Division on Investment and Enterprise at the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Mr. Adachi leads a team at UNCTAD looking into the integrated treatment of intellectual property and development issues, and has published and lectured widely on this interface. Prior to joining UNCTAD in 2002, he worked with the United Nations in both New York and Vienna, and as a lawyer with an international law firm in Tokyo. Mr. Adachi holds a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles (1991) and is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, USA. He also has a Master of Public Administration concentrating in development management from the American University in Washington, D.C. (1995) and a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College (1988).