Keynote Speaker - His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules


His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules assumed the post of Director General of the OECS in May 2014.  He is responsible for driving the regional integration thrust towards a single economic and social space involving ten Eastern Caribbean States.

Dr. Jules had extensive regional and international experience.  He served as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (2008-2014) leading a thorough modernization of the Council.  Dr. Jules has also served as Vice President Human Resources Cable and Wireless Saint Lucia (2005-2008); Permanent Secretary for Education & Human Resource Development Saint Lucia (1997-2008) as well as Permanent Secretary for Education and Chief Education Officer in revolutionary Grenada from 1981-1983.

Dr. Didacus Jules has provided consultancy services to national governments, regional and international organisations in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and North America.  He has also served on many private sectors, educational, and philanthropic boards.  Dr. Jules holds a BA (Hons) from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), an MSc in Curriculum & Instruction and a PhD in Educational Policy and Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a MBA from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill).

(Source: OECS)