Governing the Global Regulatory System
Working Paper #202
About the Author
Central Bank of Barbados
Marion Williams is presently ambassador and permanent representative of the Mission of Barbados in Geneva, where she represents Barbados in all United Nations offices in Geneva, including the World Trade organization. She was a former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, a position which she held from 1999 to 2009. Prior to this, Dr. Williams worked as the Research Manager of the East Caribbean Currency Authority. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers (FCIB) of the U.K., and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Dr. Williams was the first President and a founding member of the Barbados Institute of Banking and Finance, and is a former Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Caribbean Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) and a former Chairman of the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance. Dr. Williams is the current Coordinator of the CARICOM group in Geneva, Coordinator of the Small Vulnerable Economies group in WTO and up to end June 2011 Coordinator of the Geneva based Commonwealth Group of developing countries. Dr. Williams holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey.