Peter C. Brun

Senior Fellow

Peter C. Brun a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. He holds a M.Sc. in Political Science from Copenhagen University and a degree in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Peter C. Brunhas worked with public and regulatory affairs his entire carrier. In his different professional positions and during postings abroad in the USA, Germany and Belgium he has since 1992 worked extensively with stakeholder relations both in the public and private sector and specifically with cases on regulatory matters in North America, the European Union, Japan and Australia.

For seven years he worked specifically as an international trade policy expert and as market access advisor for Danish companies. He was the deputy 133-Comittee representative in the Council of Ministers for Denmark in the EU during 2000-2004, and chaired the Committee during the Danish EU-Presidency in 2002. The Committee coordinates the mandate of the EU in international trade policy issues. During 2004-06 he headed the market access advisory function in the Danish Export Council as deputy head of the Trade Policy Department.

In August 2006 he joined Vestas Wind Systems Ltd where he headed Group Government Relations which was in charge of the company’s global dialogue with policy stakeholders and regulators. Peter C. Brun established and managed an international public affairs department and the integration of GR-units in all Vestas business units Worldwide – employing up to 44 international public affairs specialist. Between 2006 and 2012 he served as industry representative in the IEA, G.20/B.20, World Economic Forum, World Energy Council, UNFCCC, EU, Danish-China Business Forum, Danish-American Business Forum.

Peter C. Brun has also served as President for the Danish Wind Industry Association, Vice President of the Global Wind Energy Council, Vice President of the European Wind Energy Association, and board member of national industry federations and wind power associations around the World.

In March 2013 he joined the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva with the specific task of managing the alliance of the Sustainable Energy Trade Initiatives (SETI Alliance). The alliance is driving a global campaign for securing open, free markets for green technologies in order to secure affordable sustainable energies for all.


Peter C. Brun has in 1998 been awarded the Imperial Order of the Sacred Treasury (Japan) and in 2006 the Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark).