Dorothy Tembo, a Zambian national, took office on 3 June 2014. She has 30 years' experience in trade and development.
Ms. Tembo served previously as the Executive Director of the multi-donor funded Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme (EIF) based at the World Trade Organisation from October 2008 to 2013.
During her tenure, Ms. Tembo spearheaded the re-launch of the programme supporting at the time 48 least developed countries (LDCs) in addressing their trade-related technical assistance and supply side constraints.
From 2004 to 2008, she served as Chief Trade Negotiator and Director of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia. One of the key responsibilities during her tenure was to lead the Zambian technical team in their capacity as LDC Co-ordinator during the World Trade Organizatiom (WTO) Hong Kong Ministerial meeting which, among other issues, took decisions on extending duty and quota -free market access to LDCs thereby setting in motion the Aid for Trade agenda and endorsing commencement of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme.
From 2003 to June 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 was assisting 14 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.