“I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Wilson to our team”, said Mr.
Moore. “Bruce brings to the WTO formidable academic and legal
qualifications. He also brings a wealth of experience as a past
international trade negotiator and practising lawyer. Bruce will take
up an important position in our organization and I am convinced he
will do an outstanding job”.
Wilson is a US national who has most recently been practising law,
primarily in the international trade and public policy areas, in a
private firm in Washington. Mr. Wilson has served previously as Staff
Director of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means
SubCommittee on Trade and as negotiator in the United States Trade
Representative's Office. Mr. Wilson takes up his duties at the WTO on
my term at the WTO is shortly to conclude, I have made this
appointment after consulting with my successor, Dr. Supachai
Panitchpakdi, who supported Mr. Wilson”, said Mr. Moore.
“I fully agree with Dr. Supachai. The selection process
was extensive and exhaustive. Both Dr. Supachai and myself have
every confidence that Mr. Wilson will make a substantial
contribution to the work of the WTO Secretariat”.