Saturday, April 13, 2013

WTO Announces Slate of Five Candidates for DG Position

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is in the process of selecting its next Director General (DG).  The Chair of the WTO General Council announced today that after the first round of consulations with the Members, the slate of candidates has been narrowed to five as follows:

Ms Mari Elka Pangestu (Indonesia)     

Mr Tim Groser (New Zealand)     

Mr Herminio Blanco (Mexico)     

Mr Taeho Bark (Republic of Korea)     

Mr Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo (Brazil)

The next step will be to further narrow this list of five down to two final candidates.  Consultations with the Member States will begin next week to accomplish this task.

The Chair's full statement on this matter may be found here.


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