Wamkele Mele the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) Secretariat. In February 2020, he was elected as the first Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat.
He previously served as the Head of Mission to the World Trade Organization for South Africa. Wamkele later Chaired the Committee on International Trade in Financial Services at the World Trade Organization. He was the Chief Director for Africa Economic Relations in South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and South Africa’s lead negotiator in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
He graduated with a B.A Law from the Rhodes University. He obtained an M.A. in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental & African Studies and an LL.M in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.