Dr. Patrick Antoine – CPSO
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Dr. Patrick Antoine

Chief Executive Officer and Technical Director

Dr. Patrick Antoine is a renowned Caribbean Intellectual and Regional Thinker with a wealth of experience in both the public and private spheres. Dr. Patrick Antoine is an Economist by profession and holds over thirty (30) years of experience working throughout the Caribbean, North America, Latin America and Africa. He has been a Consultant to several multinational corporations and has provided services to several Caribbean, African, and Latin American Governments on trade, investment and macro-policy issues.

Dr. Antoine is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Technical Director of the CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) Secretariat, the most recent Associate Institution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which serves to mobilize private sector participation in the CARICOM Institutionality. 

Dr. Antoine has served as Lead Technical Advisor, Regional Negotiating Machinery, CARICOM Negotiator Agriculture and Market Access, Ambassador to the World Trade Organization; Ambassador to CARICOM; Ambassador to the OECS; Grenada’s Trade and Economic Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Ambassador with responsibility for External Negotiations, and Chief Economic and Policy Advisor to the Government of Grenada. Dr. Antoine was appointed Special Advisor to the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) between 2018-2020. 

He also sits as a Director on several regional boards, and has lectured in the Master in International Trade Policy Programme of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus between 2006-2019, and has also supervised several post-graduate students. 

Dr. Antoine has written extensively on a wide range of macro-economic subjects including on productivity growth and competitiveness, international trade policy and economic integration, among other areas.  He also has authored several technical papers and studies.