Thursday 5th of October 2017

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry

World Maritime University (WMU)

"Preparing the new generation for the future"

Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry is President of the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. She holds a Ph.D in International Law from the University of Geneva, two LL.M and an LL.B degrees. She is also a Barrister-at Law. She has received a number of honorary awards for her contributions.
She has worked for over 29 years with the International Labour Organization as a lawyer and in senior management positions, including for more than 10 years as Director, International Labour Standards Department.

Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry was instrumental in the development of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 which replaced more than 68 ILO maritime instruments and in laying the ground for a strategic review of all other ILO Conventions and Recommendations more broadly.

She previously worked as Professor, International Law Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; Visiting Professor at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden; Visiting Professor at International Maritime Law Institute, Malta; Lecturer in Law at the University of the West Indies, Barbados; and lawyer at the US-Iran Claims Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands.

Dr Doumbia-Henry has published extensively on a wide range of subjects including on carriage of dangerous goods by sea, maritime labour law, International Labour Standards, environmental law and international trade.
Dr Doumbia-Henry is married with two children. She is a Dominica and Swiss national.