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Country of Origin: Jamaica

Ambassador Gail M. Mathurin, CD succeeds Ambassador Henry Gill as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN) of the CARICOM Secretariat, formerly the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM). Prior to this, Ambassador Mathurin was Permanent Secretary, and Head of the Foreign Service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica.

Ambassador Mathurin was educated at the University of the West Indies and in subsequent years also attended the Hemispheric Trade Issues and the Trade Policy courses at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

A career Foreign Service Officer in the Jamaican Foreign Service since 1979, Ambassador Mathurin has undertaken several key diplomatic assignments including: Permanent Representative to the United Nations and its specialised agencies at Geneva, and the World Trade Organisation where she was also Coordinator of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group in the WTO Doha Negotiations, Geneva, and concurrently Ambassador non-resident to Austria, Greece, Egypt, Italy and High Commissioner to Cyprus. Other assignments included: Senior Director and later Under Secretary Trade Division and Ambassador for External Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Jamaica, Ambassador non-resident concurrently to the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Argentina and the Republic of Uruguay, High Commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom and concurrently Ambassador non-resident to Portugal, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Spain, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the OAS, Washington D.C.

Ambassador Mathurin is a recipient of the Order of Distinction (Commander Class), which was conferred by the Government of Jamaica in 2007.