Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS). In 2016, he served as the President of the Permanent Council of the OAS.
His diplomatic career spanned two previous periods between 1982 to 1987 and 1996 to 2004. He was twice High Commissioner to the United Kingdom for Antigua and Barbuda and Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He is the only representative of a small state to lead successfully a complaint to an arbitration panel of the WTO.
Before taking up his current appointment, Sir Ronald was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto.
A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, he holds a MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex, and is the author of several publications on small states in the international political economy including, "Crumbled Small: The Commonwealth Caribbean in World Politics".
He has been Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen; awarded one of the highest honours of Antigua and Barbuda and Australia; and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of the West Indies.