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Director General

Director General of Foreign Trade Dr. Louis Woodroffe

Dr. Louis Woodroffe is the Director General of Foreign Trade and Head of the Public Service of Barbados.  His career in the Barbados Public Service spans over forty (40) years during which time he has held a number of technical and administrative posts, including Director of Foreign Trade, Permanent Secretary and Director of Finance and Economic Affairs.

He has served as Permanent Secretary in Ministries responsible for Economic Affairs, International Business, Investment, Commerce and Business Development. He also served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

Dr. Woodroffe holds a BSc (Economics), MSc (Economics and Finance), LLM (International Trade Law), MA (Public Policy and Management) and PhD (Economics). His special interest is in Public Policy Management, especially trade and trade related public policy.