Françoise Hendy is Barbados' lead tax and investment treaty negotiator and Head of the country’s Treaty Negotiating Team; a position she has held for almost a decade. During that time she also served as the country’s Director of International Business and Financial Services where she provided policy and regulatory advice on all aspects of international business and financial services. Now engaged by Invest Barbados and based in London at the Barbados High Commission, Francoise continues to be at the forefront of Barbados’ treaty expansion programme.
An attorney-at-law of fifteen years standing, prior to her return to Barbados in 2003, Françoise worked was a Foreign Legal Consultant providing international trade and finance advice to a New York-based law firm of Eastern European attorney engaged as Counsel to the Ukrainian government.
An alumnus of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London where she majored in international economic law, Françoise continues to maintain a professional relationship with the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies where she taught International Economic Law and Foreign Investment Law.