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The Director-General of the World Trade Organization is responsible for supervising the administrative functions of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The Director-General supervises the WTO secretariat of about 700 staff and is appointed by WTO members for a term of four years.

Before the creation of the WTO, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade had a series of Directors-General. Peter Sutherland was the last DG of GATT and the first of the WTO



 

 

List of Director-General of the World Trade Organization

 

Name                   

Duration

Country

 

 

1.Peter Sutherland         

1 July 1993 1 May 1995        

Ireland

 

 

2.Renato Ruggiero          

1 May 1995 1 September 1999

Italy

 

 

3. Mike Moore 

1 September 1999 - 1September 2002

New Zealand

 

 

4.Supachai Panitchpakdi               

1 September 2002- 1 September 2001

Thailand

 

 

5.Pascal Lamy   

1 September 2005-1 September 2013

France

 

 

6.Roberto Azevedo        

1 September 2013 -               

Brazil

 

 

 

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