Daren Tang of Singapore Elected as Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization


Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Daren Tang for his election as Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Mr. Tang is an effective advocate for protecting intellectual property, a vocal proponent of transparency and institutional integrity, and a leader who can unify WIPO member states by forging consensus on difficult issues. We look forward to working closely with him during his tenure as Director-General to advance WIPO’s core mission of safeguarding intellectual property as a means of driving innovation, investment, and economic opportunity.