Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, is President of the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. Previously she was Director of the International Labour Standards Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She began her career at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, as a lecturer in law. She worked with the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands, and then joined the ILO in 1986 from where she has served as a senior lawyer of the organisation and in other management positions. She had responsibility for the progress of the Maritime Labour Convention within the ILO. She is Barrister at Law and Solicitor, entitled to practise in all English-speaking Caribbean jurisdictions; she is also a member of the Inner Temple, the Inns of Court, UK.