Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) based in Barbados, has been appointed as director, Division on International Trade and Comodities (ITC), D2 in United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyl has announced.
Coke-Hamilton came out tops in a “highly competitive and robust selection process”, the Ssecretary general said.
“Coke-Hamilton brings to this position a deep knowledge of international trade and extensive experience in development policy, private sector development, capacity building and technical cooperation gained from her tenure with regional and international organisations, including indepth work with member states, national government and universities.”
At CEDA Coke-Hamilton led several major regional private sector development and cooperation programmes, including the launch of the Women Empowered through Export Platform.
Previously she worked as regional hub Ccordinator in the Caribbean for the Inter-American Development Bank.
From 2007 to 2009 Coke-Hamilton was director of trade and competitiveness at the Organisation of American States.
Coke-Hamilton started her career in Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affair and Foreign Trade.
Coke-Hamilton holds a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University School of Law in Washington DC and a BSc in International Relations and Economics from The UWI Mona.
By: Richard Browne