On 7th July, 2020, The Government of the Republic of Kenya nominated Ambassador (Dr.) Amina C. Mohamed, EGH, CAV, for appointment to the post of Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO).
Ambassador Amina Mohamed has a wealth of experience with the WTO and the multilateral trading system, combined with an extensive track record in international relations. She has chaired all the key high-level WTO decision-making bodies, thus gaining a deep understanding of the range of concerns and issues across the WTO membership.
In addition, Ambassador Amina Mohamed chaired the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, the first to be held in Africa, and steered it to a successful conclusion. She is the current President of the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and former Assistant Secretary General & Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Ambassador Amina Mohamed is a widely acknowledged astute Diplomat, having served as Kenya’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nations in Geneva, and as a Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Kenya. She has also held other Ministerial portfolios and currently is the Minister for Sports, Culture and Heritage. Ambassador Amina Mohamed is therefore distinctly qualified to serve as the WTO Director-General. She has the vision and capacity to unite all WTO members in pursuit of their common interests. Her leadership at the WTO will be a game changer that will enable this important institution to meet the requirements of its members and better address the evolving demands of the 21st Century.