Director-General Renato Ruggiero announced the allocation of divisional responsibilities
among his four Deputies:
- Mr. Anwarul Hoda:
agriculture and commodities, council, market access, personnel, and rules;
- Mr. Kim:
accessions, Trade Policy Review, textiles, and translation and documentation;
- Mr. Warren
Lavorel: finance and general services, intellectual property and investment, legal
affairs, trade in services, and trade and environment;
- Mr. Jes˙s
Seade: development, economic research and analysis, external relations, statistics and
information systems, and technical cooperation and training.
Note to editors:
Kim's career in the Korean government has centred on trade policy making and international
trade negotiations. Rising through the ranks, he became Minister of Trade, Industry and
Energy in February 1993. In December 1994, he was appointed Ambassador for International
capacity as Assistant Minister, from 1984 to 1990, Dr. Kim served as the chief
international trade negotiator for Korea. From 1987 to 1990, he chaired the Uruguay
Round's Negotiating Group on MTN Agreements. In 1991, he was appointed president of the
Korea Trade Promoation Corporation.
received a degree in political science from Tufts University in 1964. He pursued graduate
studies at the University of Massachusetts where he earned a doctorate in political
science. He subsequently taught at Smith College and St. Lawrence University.
Mr. Kim was
born in Seoul on 26 January 1941. He is married and has two children.
Hoda was the principal officer dealing with GATT affairs at the Ministry of Commerce of
India from 1985 until his appointment to GATT in 1993. He has written a book, Developing
Countries in the International Trading System, which was published in 1987.
Lavorel was Deputy Chief of Mission, Office of the United States Trade Representative in
Geneva from 1981 to 1987. From 1987 until his GATT appointment in 1993, he served as the
US coordinator for the Uruguay Round.
Seade served as Ambassador of Mexico and Permanent Representative to the GATT from 1986
until his appointment to GATT in 1993. He was Chairman of the GATT Committee on Trade and
Development from 1991 to 1992.