Edwini Kessie

Director of the Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Edwini Kessie is the Director of the Agriculture and Commodities Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Previously, he was the Chief Trade Adviser to the Pacific Island Countries and Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser located in Port Villa, Vanuatu from June 2012 to May 2017. Prior to that, Kessie had been a staff member of the WTF since 1995, where worked in different Divisions including the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division, Development Division and the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation. His principle areas of interest are regional integration, agriculture, trade and development, and dispute settlement. He holds a doctorate degree in Law from the University of Technology Sydney, a master’s degree in Law from the University of Toronto and University of Brussels, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Ghana.