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Dorothy Tembo
Executive Director at The International Trade Centre

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Ms. Dorothy Tembo, a Zambian national, has served as Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Centre since June 2014. Ms. Tembo served as Executive Director ad interim of ITC from January to September 2020.

Prior to her roles at ITC, Ms. Tembo served as the Executive Director of the multi-donor funded Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme (EIF) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). During her tenure from October 2008 to 2013, Ms. Tembo spearheaded the relaunch of the programme, which supports least developed countries (LDCs) in addressing their trade-related technical assistance needs and supply side constraints.

From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Tembo served as Chief Trade Negotiator and Director of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia.

Previous to this Ms. Tembo served as a Trade and Investment Advisor on the USAID Zambia Trade and Investment Enhancement Project (ZAMTIE) project in Lusaka, providing support to the Ministry and. Deputy Team Leader on the USAID RAPID project in Botswana, which assisted Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in the implementation of the SADC Trade Protocol,. She began her carter serving in various positions in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia and Zambia's National Commission for Development Planning.