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Biography 2017-11-28T14:23:17+00:00

His Excellency Dr Kevin M. Isaac

Kevin M. Isaac assumed his responsibilities as St. Kitts and Nevis’ High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on January 12, 2011.

High Commissioner Isaac is also St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO); its non-resident Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Governor to the Board of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Previously, Mr. Isaac served as Advisor in the cabinet of the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC and as Coordinator of that Organization’s 28 Country Offices throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mr Isaac joined his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 and has been a substantial resource to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs having served broadly as a Foreign Service officer. Following a period of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Deputy Permanent Representative and Charge d’Affaires ad interim at the St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. He later served as Minister Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the St. Kitts and Nevis Embassy to the United States of America and as Minister Counsellor/Alternate Representative and Interim Representative in the St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States, also in Washington DC.

Kevin Isaac is a career diplomat and a graduate of the University of the West Indies; the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Warwick (UK). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and Statecraft, and an LLM in International Economic Law. In 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham, (UK).

At the time of his appointment as High Commissioner in 2011, Kevin Isaac was the youngest and first career diplomat of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to be elevated to the rank of High Commissioner/Ambassador. He was named Diplomat of the Year for North America and the Caribbean in April 2015 at the Diplomat Magazine Annual Award presentation held in London.

High Commissioner Isaac is also a published poet; (Whispers of Silence (1998), Memories in Serenade (2010) and “Breakfast with my Fathers” in 2014. He is married to Prangtip Silpa-Archa-Isaac and father of three, Preston, Kaden and Keira.

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