Frank Grozel is the coordinator of the Business Facilitation program (www.businessfacilitation.org), at the Geneva based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
After studying Law, History and Business Administration (Master in Law, Master of Economic History from Paris-Sorbonne and Master of Management from HEC Paris), he advised several Latin American countries on the automation of Tax services (Interamerican Centre for Tax Administratorss – CIAT, Panama), and of Customs procedures (UNCTAD"s ASYCUDA program).
He then managed UNCTAD"s microfinance programme, that led to the creation of the first commercial fund investing in microcredit institutions in developing countries and spurred the creation of an electronic market to promote investment in microfinance (now managed by the World Bank, www.mixmarket.org).
Since 2005 he is coordinating UNCTAD"s Business Facilitation program, which has developed a series of tools and methodologies designed to help governments simplify administrative procedures to facilitate formalisation, investment and trade (eRegulations, eSimplifications and eRegistrations.org). This programme has been implemented in 38 countries.