Reginald Dumas, Former Special Adviser on Haiti of the late Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan
Reginald Dumas joined the Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Service in 1962 and served in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and North America. In 1988, he left the foreign service and became Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Head of his country’s Public Service. He has also represented the Caribbean Community extensively. In 2004 the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, appointed him as his Special Adviser on Haiti which served as a catalyst for the establishment of the Medianet Haiti Relief Fund, of which he is the Chairman. He is a frequent commentator on current affairs and has published four books. He studied at Cambridge University and the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Graduate Institute of International Studies), Geneva, Switzerland. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from The University of the West Indies.