Wamkele Mene

Secretary-General
AFCFTA Secretariat

Mr. Wamkele Mene Wamkele, a South African national, is the first Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Secretariat based in Accra, Ghana. He graduated with a B.A Law from the Rhodes University, 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.

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 during the AfCFTA negotiations.

Wamkele is married to Malika Hinkson Mene.