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UWI Consulting Appoints New Executive Director – Ms. Lisa Cummins

04 Apr, 2016

UWI Consulting  is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lisa Cummins to the post of Executive Director, effective March 1, 2016.

Ms. Cummins brings to the UWIC Team, years of experience in Caribbean regional development, trade, international relations, public policy and  private sector development.

Prior to joining UWIC, Ms. Cummins served as a diplomat and as Executive Director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries. During her 10-year diplomatic career, she worked at the Headquarters of the Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade as well as in the Barbados Embassy in Washington D.C. She also served as Trade Adviser for the Commonwealth Secretariat to the Government of Uganda and the wider East African region, as Uganda’s lead technical adviser on trade in services. In that capacity, she was a member of the negotiating team for services in the East African Community trade talks with Europe and the EAC Common Market and has worked on projects in East and Southern Africa for several development partners including the World Bank, UNCTAD, the European Union and Trade Mark East Africa. She also serves on multiple boards regionally and internationally. Ms Cummins is the current Chairman of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee and President Elect of the Rotary Club of Barbados.