Ambassador Albert Ramchand Ramdin has joined the Solar Head of State Advisory Board. Ambassador Ramdin is a Surinamese diplomat who served for 10 years as the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), the premier regional forum for multilateral decision-making in the Western Hemisphere.
Albert has over 20 years of experience in international negotiation, multilateral diplomacy, development assistance, public policy development and execution, strategic trade and business facilitation, project management, fundraising and key expertise in competitiveness. He has worked on institutional reform and restructuring in government and the private sector.
As Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Ambassador Ramdin was one of two elected officials. He was first elected to office in a majority vote by OAS Member States in 2005 and re-elected by acclamation for a second term in 2010. Holding the second highest elected position in the organization, Ramdin served as the principle advisor to the Secretary General on all issues and was responsible for coordinating the disaster response mechanism within the Inter-American system.
Albert has served in various roles at the Organization of American States, the Caribbean Community and the Government of Suriname. He also serves on the Boards of Directors at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago and the Institute of International Relations, Anton de Kom University of Suriname.
Albert's wide-ranging experience in international affairs and sustainable economic development will be a valuable asset to the team, and we look forward to working with him to promote leadership in solar energy.