Daren Tang of Singapore appointed as WIPO Director General

The member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed by consensus Mr. Daren Tang as the Organization's next Director General, with Mr. Tang's six-year term beginning on October 1, 2020.

Mr. Tang’s appointment by the General Assembly, WIPO’s highest governing body, followed his nomination by the WIPO Coordination Committee in March, 2020. Mr. Tang will succeed Mr. Francis Gurry, who has served as WIPO's Director General since October 1, 2008.

Caroline Morgan, Chief Executive and Secretary General of IFRRO, offered her warm congratulations to Mr. Tang on behalf of the whole IFRRO community.

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