Asmita Parshotam

Asmita Parshotam is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a part-time researcher in our Economic Diplomacy Programme.


Work Title
SAIIA Programme
Economic Diplomacy
Areas of Expertise

Global/regional value chain work
Mega-regional trade agreements and WTO
EU-African relations and Migration
Trade and gender



Asmita is an international trade and development expert, and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, having served her legal articles at Bowman Gilfillan Incorporated, a corporate law firm in Johannesburg. In 2013, she read for a Master of Arts degree in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. Asmita has previously worked at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, where she gained experience working on multilateral trade concerns within the agricultural and legal spheres, and the European Centre for Development Policy Management, a research institute based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, where she gained experience working on EU-African development issues, including migration, EU-South African relations and EU joint co-operation strategies.

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