Deodat Maharaj to Lead the Caribbean Export Development Agency

Mr. Deodat Maharaj

(Caribbean Export Development Agency Press Release) The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is pleased to announce that Mr. Deodat Maharaj has been appointed as its Executive Director effective February 1, 2021.

Mr. Maharaj, a national of Trinidad and Tobago has extensive experience in international trade, working with the private sector, governments, and multi-lateral institutions in a career spanning more than 25 years. He knows the region wel, having lived and worked in Barbados, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago; served with the Caribbean Development Bank; and has consistently championed the development agenda of the Region in his various roles.

He previously served as Deputy Secretary General of the 54-nation Commonwealth where he led its work in economic and social development. He spearheaded the trade and investment agenda for the Commonwealth across its developing country membership in the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Maharaj understands the vital role of the private sector as a key driver and partner in development and in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement in partnership with government. He also recognises the importance of creating an enabling environment for business to succeed and the imperative of attracting foreign direct investment in regions such as ours.

Read more at: Caribbean Export Development Agency

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