Dr Edwini Kessie

Trapca House, Esami Road, P.O Box 3030, Arusha,Tanzania

Dr Edwini Kessie

Director, for the Agriculture and Commodities Division, at the World Trade Organization

Biography

Dr Edwini Kessie who has a Doctorate Degree in law form the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and Master’s Degrees in law from the University of Toronto, Canada and the University of Brussels, Belgium, and a Bachelor’s Degree in law from the University of Ghana, is the current Director, for the Agriculture and Commodities Division, at the World Trade Organization. He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, New South Wales, Australia and Ghana. Dr. Kessie has been a staff member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since January 1995. He has worked in different Divisions, including the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division, Development Division and the institute for Training and Technical Cooperation. He is currently the Director of the Agriculture and Commodities Division. Between June 2012 and May 2017, Dr. Kessie took leave from the WTO to become the Chief Trade Adviser of the pacific island Countries and Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser located in port Vila, Vanuatu. In this capacity, he provided technical advice on a broad range of trade and investment issues to the pacific island countries and supported them in the free trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.