Director General Daren Tang

Daren Tang, of Singapore, assumed his functions as WIPO’s Director General on October 1, 2020. 

In accepting his appointment on May 8, 2020, Mr. Tang pledged that he would be guided by the interests and needs of all Member States. He said that his work and that of the Secretariat will be conducted on the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability.

Outlining his priorities for the future of the Organization, Mr. Tang said that WIPO’s work will be channeled toward the construction of an inclusive, balanced, vibrant and forward-looking global IP ecosystem that serves the interests of all countries and their stakeholders.

Prior to his appointment as WIPO Director General, Mr. Tang served as Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Mr. Tang also presided as Chair of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) from May 2017 until his appointment as Director General.

Mr. Tang is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Law, Honors) and the Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Laws, Distinction).

Director General Daren Tang.
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Speeches

  • Opening Remarks by the Director General at the WTO-WHO High Level Dialogue - Expanding COVID-19 vaccine manufacture to promote equitable access (July 21, 2021)
  • Opening Remarks by the Director General at the International Seminar on “Harnessing Public Research for Innovation in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond” (July 20, 2021) Opening Remarks by the Director General at the International Seminar on “Harnessing Public Research for Innovation in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond” (July 20, 2021)
  • Opening Remarks by the Director General at the Program and Budget Committee (PBC) (July 12, 2021) PDF, Opening Remarks by the Director General at the Program of Work and Budget Committee (PBC) (July 12, 2021)
  • Remarks by the Director General to the Program and Budget Committee (PBC) Introducing the Medium Term Strategic Plan 2022-2026 (July 12, 2021) PDF, Remarks by the Director General to the Program of Work and Budget Committee (PBC) Introducing the Medium Term Strategic Plan 2022-2026 (July 12, 2021)
  • Remarks by the Director General to the UN High Level Political Forum Side Event – Marrakesh Treaty Momentum After Five Years (July 7, 2021) PDF, Remarks by the Director General to the UN High Level Political Forum Side Event – Marrakesh Treaty Momentum After Five Years (July 7, 2021)

Photos & videos

Photos on Flickr of official engagements and events.

In the media

Interviews with the Director General and other press articles.