Opinions & Features July 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Meet the trio vying to become first African WTO boss

Mohammed Awal July 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

July 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Amina Mohamed seeks leaders' endorsement for AU commission post - Daily  Nation
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Amina Mohamed

Amina Mohamed is Kenya’s former WTO General Council chair. She has had a distinguished diplomatic career since 1986. She rose through the ranks to become Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission to the Republic of Kenya at Geneva in 2000. 

As the Permanent Representative, she represented Kenya in the UN system, and the WTO among other international organizations. Her strong interpersonal skills in negotiations, developed during her career in the multilateral fora, enabled her to effectively articulate Kenya’s interests in the WTO. She participated in the drafting and interpretation of International Trade Treaties.

She was also instrumental in restructuring, reforming and rationalizing Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Missions abroad. She chaired the team that drafted Kenya’s foreign trade policy focusing on economic and commercial diplomacy.

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