Daren Tang appointed as next WIPO Director General

At their General Assembly, the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed Daren Tang of Singapore as the new Director General. He will succeed Francis Gurry, who has led the organisation for twelve years. Mr Tang’s six-year term of office will begin on 1 October.


With reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Director General emphasised that, more than ever, the WIPO needs to unite to support inventors, innovators and creators. He said that these “are playing critical roles in helping us overcome this grave pandemic, whether it is in finding a cure for the virus, or allowing us to stay connected through technology.”


More details on the new Director General – WIPO Pressroom