The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services (SRC) of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados wishes to congratulate its former director, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, on her appointment by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the new Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). ITC, a joint agency of UNCTAD and the World Trade Organization (WTO) based in Geneva, Switzerland, focuses on supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is an important partner for the SRC.
Ms. Coke-Hamilton was the first director of the SRC, serving in this capacity from 2005 to 2007. She currently remains a member of the SRC’s Advisory Board and is a former chairperson of that Board. She was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Centre’s flagship Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) Programme.
Ms. Coke-Hamilton has an extensive and distinguished career in the field of trade and development, working with a variety of regional and international organizations. She previously served as the Head of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the regional trade and investment promotion agency mandated to enhance the competitiveness of CARIFORUM SMEs and promote trade regionally and internationally. 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. Most recently, Ms. Coke-Hamilton served as the director of UNCTAD’s division on international trade and commodities.
The SRC wishes Ms. Coke-Hamilton well in her new post and looks forward to our continued partnership and engagement with the ITC on trade and development issues.