Hassan Abouyoub - Morocco Back to
Abouyoub was born in 1952. After studying in Lyon (France), he was recruited by the
Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Morocco and became Director of International Trade in
1980. In this position, Mr. Abouyoub conceived and implemented Morocco's trade policy
reform. He led Morocco's accession to GATT and its trade negotiations with the European
Community. He also participated in the Uruguay Round negotiations.
and 1993, Mr. Abouyoub became successively Minister of External Trade and of Foreign
Investment and Tourism. He took part in the conclusion of the Uruguay Round and in the
organization of the Marrakesh Ministerial Conference. Mr. Abouyoub was elected Member of
Parliament in 1993 and appointed Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in 1994.
of Agriculture, from 1995 to 1997, Mr. Abouyoub implemented Morocco's WTO commitments on
agriculture and negotiated with the European Union a fishing agreement and the
Euro-Mediterranean agreement establishing a free trade zone with Morocco. Since 1998, Mr.
Abouyoub is an Ambassador in charge of trade negotiations.
Rt. Hon Mike Moore MP - New
was born in Whakatane, New Zealand, in 1949. After early experience as a printer, social
worker, trade union researcher, in 1972 he became the youngest member of Parliament ever
elected in New Zealand. Mr. Moore has served as New Zealand Minister of Overseas Trade and
Marketing (1984-1990), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1990), Deputy Minister of Finance
(1988-1990) and Prime Minister (1990). As Trade Minister, he was active in launching the
Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations. He is currently Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign
Affairs and Overseas Trade.
Mr. Moore is
the longest serving member of the New Zealand Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign
Affairs and Trade. He represented New Zealand at the first APEC Ministerial Meeting in
Canberra in 1989 and served as a board member of Asia 2000, a New Zealand body dedicated
to fostering closer ties with Asian countries.
holds a number of positions in community groups, such as Maori Welfare Committees and the
anti-apartheid movement. He was appointed Constitutional Adviser to the Government of the
Cook Islands in 1998. He is the author of eight books including " A Pacific
Parliament" and "The Added Value Economy".
Hon Roy Maclaren, P.C - Canada Back
was born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1934. He holds Masters Degrees from both the University
of Toronto and the University of Cambridge and he attended an Advanced Management Program
from Harvard University.
was a Member of Parliament from 1979-1984 and has gained professional experience in both
the private and the public sectors. From 1974-1977 he was president of Oglivy Mather
(Canada) Ltd and from 1984-1993 he held the position of Director at Deutsche Bank (Canada)
Ltd. For ten years, he served in the Canadian Foreign Service and has held overseas posts
at the UN in New York and Geneva where he was responsible for economic affairs in the
Canadian Mission and a delegate to UNCTAD and ECOSOC.
of International Trade (1993-1996), Mr. MacLaren negotiated the final stages of NAFTA and
of the Uruguay Round of the GATT. Since 1996, he has been the High Commissioner for Canada
to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. From 1988-1993 he was Opposition Critic for
Trade and Chairman of the Liberal Caucus Economic Policy Committee.
is the author of 5 publications.
H.E. Dr. Supachai
Panitchpakdi - Thailand Back
Panitchpakdi was born in 1946 in Bangkok. He holds a Masters Degree in Econometrics and
Development Planning and a Ph. D. in Economic Planning and Development from Erasmus
University, Rotterdam. He was awarded an Honorary Degree (Ph.D.) in Economic Development
from the National Institute of Development Administration in 1995.
has held a range of positions in former governments, including the position of Deputy
Finance Minister of Thailand (1986-1988) and Deputy Prime Minister (1992-1995). In this
capacity, he was directly in charge of Thailand's participation in the Uruguay Round of
multilateral trade negotiations including its subsequent ratification and
Dr. Supachai has served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand and
has been actively involved in international trade, playing an instrumental role in the
drafting of Thailand's major economic policies, including the national economic and social
development plans. Dr. Supachai has also acquired professional experience in the private
sector, holding the position of President of the Thai Military Bank (1988-1992) and
Chairman of Nava Finance and Securities.