Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency
Pamela Coke Hamilton has an intimate knowledge of Caribbean external and internal trade policy and more than 20 years experience in trade policy formulation, capacity building, negotiations and implementation, working at national, regional and multilateral levels. Prior to joining Caribbean Export, Pamela served as Regional Hub Co-ordinator for the Caribbean in the Integration and Trade Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and prior to that as Director of Trade and Competitiveness at the Organization of American States. She was also instrumental in the design and implementation of the Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) Programme at the University of the West Indies, which has provided increased depth to the region’s trade policy capability.
Pamela holds a Juris Doctor in Law from the Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, DC, and a BSc in International Relations and Economics from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. She has published several papers on trade policy, the most recent being “Aid for Trade and the Caribbean: Why It Matters.”
Ms. Coke Hamilton was appointed Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in November 2010. Caribbean Export is a regional export development and trade and investment promotion organization of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM). Caribbean Export’s mission is to increase the competitiveness of Caribbean countries by providing quality export development and trade and investment promotion services through effective programme execution and strategic alliances.