Pamela Coke Hamilton
Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC) (Geneva) [Former SRC Board Chair]
Pamela Coke Hamilton is the current Executive Director, International Trade Centre. She is also the former Director of the Division on International Trade and Commodities (ITC), in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Barbados-based Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), where she spearheaded major regional private sector development and wider cooperation programmes, including the design and launch of the Women Empowered through Export Platform (WeXport), flagship publication Caribbean Export Outlook, the Regional Market Intelligence Portal, innovative platforms for market penetration such as Design Caribbean, Caribbean Essence and Caribbean Kitchen.
Ms. Coke Hamilton is no stranger to the Shridath Ramphal Centre, having previously served as its Executive Director. She was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) Programme at The UWI which has provided increased depth to the region’s trade policy capability.
She has also served as the Regional Hub Coordinator for the Caribbean in the Integration and Trade Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she spearheaded the Aid for Trade initiative for the Caribbean. She was also the Director of Trade and Competitiveness at the Organization of American States (OAS) dealing with issues facing small island developing states and small economies in international trade and globalization.