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Anthony Carroll, Vice President, has 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer and business advisor in the areas of international trade and investment, with a particular focus on the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. He possesses an extensive background in intellectual property law, first as an in-house lawyer with a venture capital firm specializing in high tech investment, and more recently as an advisor to the international pharmaceutical industry and sovereign and regional governments on TRIPs and WTO accession. In this later capacity, he presently serves as an advisor to the Government of Jordan's WTO Accession Office, reviewing legislative reform and the implementation of an IPR Action Plan designed to build awareness and competence within key stakeholders in Jordan.