Ms Louise Wiggett
Global Trade Solution
As the founder and CEO of Global Trade Solution, Louise offers over 25 years of experience and leadership in International Trade, Logistics, Supply Chain, Customs and the Information Technology industries. Along with an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking mindset and a demonstrated track record of accomplishments, she is passionate about the innovation and transformation of the business and processes within the International Trade environment, both from a Trade and Customs perspective.
Her experience from a consulting, business and technology perspective includes a vast array of industry segments which includes Manufacturing, FMCG, Food, Canning, Pharmaceuticals, Wine, Fruit, Retail and Footwear and Textile.
AEO, MSME and Women in Trade has over the years become a particular area of focus and interest.
Embracing innovation that improves the International Supply Chain, Logistics, Trade and Customs domains remains an ongoing area of growth and development.
Louise holds a B.Com from the University of Stellenbosch and a B.Compt (Hons) from the University of South Africa and passed the professional examinations of the SA Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board. She subsequently obtained a number of diplomas in International Trade and Project Management. Prior to founding GTS, Louise completed her articles at Ernst and Whinney and worked extensively in international trade at various blue-chip companies in Africa and internationally.
Her involvement includes ongoing engagements in several trade modernisation and trade facilitation initiatives as well as participation in several of the Customs modernisation activities across the globe. She is also involved in a number of African (RFA,TSPA, ICC) associations. In addition, she is involved with several International Associations, which includes the ICC, WCO and WTO as well as other organisations that are involved in the International Trade and Supply Chain and Logistics environment.
Louise regularly contributes to publications and conference papers, both locally and abroad and regularly participates and contributes to conferences, seminars and panel discussions and public debates across the globe.
Louise is involved with ongoing industry research to ensure alignment with current trends and best practices.