Douglas Bell

Global Trade Leader



In a time of increasing international complexity, Douglas advises clients on national and global cross-border economic policy developments. Douglas monitors the trade policy environment to identify strategic and operational opportunities to help clients and EY people use those insights.

In his prior career, Douglas worked with the US Government, including with the Treasury, US Trade Representative, and the White House. Douglas holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS from MIT’s Sloan School. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Douglas has spent his career shaping international economic policy and enabling stakeholders to participate in the global trading system in a fair and equitable manner. He works to ensure that all stakeholders are represented, and their voices heard to best benefit the public interest.


Factory closures, import restrictions and export bans in the wake of COVID-19 have fractured supply chains the world over, adding pressure for diversification or reshoring. Yet, these are two distinct options and neither is easy to implement, especially at a time when many firms are focused mainly on the demand picture.

July 16, 2020