Albert Ramdin

Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States, Washington DC, United States

Albert Ramdin is deputy secretary general of the Organization of American States (AOS). He was first elected in 2005 and then unanimously re-elected in 2010. He is former senior adviser to the President, minister of foreign affairs, and minister of trade and industry of the Republic of Suriname. Prior to his current position, Ambassador Ramdin also served as representative to the OAS, non-resident ambassador to Costa Rica, assistant general for foreign and community relations at Caribbean Community Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. He made numerous presentations on democracy, human rights, security, sustainable development, and multilateral diplomacy and participated in many regional and international conferences, representing the OAS and CARICOM at global and regional forums. He was also leading support efforts for the Republic of Haiti, youth policy and private sector related activities in the OAS. Ambassador Ramdin received an M.A. in human geography in the Netherlands.