Peter Van den Bossche is Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization since 2009 and served as its Chair in 2015. He is Director of Studies and Professor of International Economic Law at the World Trade Institute of the Universitt Bern, Switzerland. He is a visiting Professor at the Collge d'Europe, Belgium; Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands; the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. From 1997 to 2001, he was counsellor at the Appellate Body Secretariat, and in 2001 served as Acting Director of the Secretariat. In the early 1990s, he worked as rfrendaire at the European Court of Justice. He studied law at the Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium (Lic. jur.), the University of Michigan (LL.M.) and the European University Institute, Florence (Ph.D.).
Werner Zdouc has been Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body Secretariat since 2006. He obtained a law degree from Karl-Franzens-Universitt Graz, Austria and then went on to earn an LL.M. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Universitt St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr Zdouc joined the WTO Legal Affairs Division in 1995 and the Appellate Body Secretariat in 2001. From 20089 he chaired the WTO Joint Advisory Committee to the Director-General. He has been a lecturer and visiting Professor at Wirtschaftsuniversitt Wien, Vienna, the Universitt St. Gallen, Switzerland, Universitt Zrich, Universitat de Barcelona, The University of Seoul, Shanghai University and at the Institut de hautes tudes internationales et du dveloppement, Geneva. From 1987 to 1989, he worked for governmental and non-governmental development aid organizations in Austria and Latin America.