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Pamela Coke-Hamilton

Executive Director at Caribbean Export Development Agency

Pamela Coke Hamilton has 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 Coordinator 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.”


Mrs. Coke Hamilton was appointed Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in November 2010 where she has been charged with driving the region’s exports and helping to position the Caribbean brand on the world stage to successfully compete.


Caribbean Export is a regional export development and trade and investment promotion organization of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM). Caribbean Export Development Agency is an intergovernmental organization, the purpose of which is the insertion of the Caribbean region into the world economy aimed at achieving sustainable development and reducing poverty. Caribbean Export strives to foster an enabling environment for trade and investment within the Caribbean region, promote the competitiveness of the private sector through the enhancement of export capability, to promote investment of the region, and to strengthen the institutional capacity and networking of public and private sector business support organizations.