Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Ms. Coke-Hamilton chairs the ITC Advisory Board for Institutions and Ecosystems. She has been the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) since October 2020. She has a breadth of experience and expertise in trade-related capacity building and sustainable development. She has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable economies such as Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries.
Ms. Coke-Hamilton has worked extensively with the private sector and academia across African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to build trade-related institutional strength in member states. She established the Women Empowered through Export (WeXport) platform to address the disadvantages that women-owned firms experience in accessing markets.
International Trade Centre
ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC is the only multilateral agency fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Its joint mandate combines a focus on expanding trade opportunities with the aim of fostering sustainable development. All UN and WTO members are governing members of ITC. The organization objectively and impartially carries out its technical assistance in support of the internationalization of SMEs. For over 50 years, ITC has worked closely with national trade and investment support institutions to help them grow trade by connecting SMEs to international markets.