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Myriam Vander Stichele currently specialises in issues around the financial sector and trade. Since 2008 she has closely monitored EU decision-making on financial reforms. She has also studied the agricultural commodity derivatives markets, their financial participants and financial products. Myriam has extensive experience in research and advocacy around free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization, as well as supermarket supply chains.

Before joining SOMO, Myriam coordinated European civil society organisations monitoring the EU’s trade policy, working closely with CSOs from developing countries.

Myriam holds a Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of Leuven and a Master’s in Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (UK).