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Ms. Dorothy Ng'ambi Tembo, Executive Director ad interim

  • Dorothy Tembo, ITC Deputy Executive DirectorMs. Dorothy Ng'ambi Tembo, Executive Director ad interim.

    Ms. Dorothy Tembo has served as Executive Director ad interim of the International Trade Centre since January 2020. A Zambian national, Ms. Tembo was previously Deputy Executive Director of ITC from June 2014.

    Prior to her roles at ITC, Ms. Tembo served as the Executive Director of the multi-donor funded Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme (EIF) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). During her tenure from October 2008 to 2013, Ms. Tembo spearheaded the relaunch of the programme, which supports least developed countries (LDCs) in addressing their trade-related technical assistance needs and supply side constraints.

    From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Tembo served as Chief Trade Negotiator and Director of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia. One of her key responsibilities was to lead the Zambian technical team in its capacity as LDC co-ordinator during the WTO’s Hong Kong ministerial meeting which, among other issues, took decisions to extend duty- and quota-free market access to LDCs. This set in motion the Aid for Trade agenda and endorsed the commencement of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme.

    In 2003 and 2004, Ms. Tembo served as a Trade and Investment Advisor on the USAID Zambia Trade and Investment Enhancement Project (ZAMTIE) project in Lusaka, providing support to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry and the private sector.

    Between 2000 and 2003, Ms. Tembo served as Deputy Team Leader on the USAID RAPID project in Botswana, which assisted Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in the implementation of the SADC Trade Protocol, after having served in various positions in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, and Zambia's National Commission for Development Planning.

    She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Zambia.

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