Updated: View Site Map Site Map
Eliud Thaddeus Williams
(21 August 1948 - )
His Excellency Eliud Thaddeus Williams, DAH, FCMI
Former President of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Eliud Thaddeus Williams (born 21 August 1948) is a Dominican politician who served as seventh President of Dominica from 2012 to 2013.

Early life and education

Eliud Thaddeus Williams was born 21 August 1948 in Dominica.

He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a master's degree in Business Administration. He is Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants and also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute of the United Kingdom. Williams has pursued specialized training in Cooperative Management and Administration at the ICTC in Loughborough, U K. He has also completed short term specialized training in Development Administration at the Manitoba Institute of Management and in Regulatory Policy and Strategy at the University of Florida in Gainesville.


Eliud T. Williams began his working life as a youth leader, social worker and a cooperatives development officer. Until recently, he was a management consultant at WHITCO Inc from April 2008 to 14 September 2012. He was elected to the Office of President of the Commonwealth of Dominica by the House of Assembly on Monday 17 September, 2012. Before entering the consultancy field, he was the Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) from 2004 to 2008.

Williams was a Permanent Secretary in the Government of Dominica, and served in the Ministries of Agriculture, Health and Social Security and Communications, Works and Housing. He also served as Secretary to the Cabinet for short periods on several occasions. He has considerable experience in Policy Planning and Analysis and has served as a director on several national and regional boards. He was a director of CARDI, the Caribbean Food Corporation, ECTEL and the Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators.

He was Commissioner of Cooperatives from 1985 to 1987 and served as a director of the Roseau Coop Credit Union (now NCCU) from 1995 and was President from 1997 to 1999. He also served as a director of the Cooperative Societies League from 1999 to 2002. Williams also served as Chairman of the Independent Regulatory Commission from June 2010, and as Chairman and Member of the Board of Governors of the Dominica State College. He was also Vive President of Helping Hands Inc.

On 2 October 2013 President Williams was succeeded by Savarin Charles.

Personal life

Eulid Williams is married to Cornelia nee Henry and they have two adult sons.

Fact Check
We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, or if you would like to share additional information on the topic, kindly contact us!
How to Reference Our Site
To reference our site, please use the following as a general guideline.
APA: KnowledgeWalk Institute. (Date Published). Title of Web Page. Retrieved from (URL)
MLA: "Title of Web Page." caribbeanelections.com. KnowledgeWalk Institute, (date published). Web. Date Accessed.
Chicago: "Title of Web Page," KnowledgeWalk Institute, last modified (date), URL.
Eliud Williams
Occupation Public Servant
Date of Birth 21 August 1948
Place of Birth Dominica
Notable Accomplishments
President of Dominica: 17 September 2012 - 2 October 2013
Dominica Dominica
Presidents of Dominica

 National Heroes
 Caribbean Leaders
 Women in Caribbean Politics
 Caribbean Nobel Laureates
 Order of the Caribbean Community Recipients
 In Memoriam
Caribbean Elections
Caribbean Elections provides comprehensive information on the electoral process, politics, and citizenship in the Caribbean. The portal includes election data and resources for the public, teachers, students, and researchers.
Learn more about CE»