New JAMPRO President takes up office on September 2

JAMPRO President, Diane Edwards

Ms. Diane Edwards, the new President of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), took up office at the national trade and investment promotion agency, yesterday Monday, September 2, 2013.

A former Trade Commissioner for JAMPRO in New York, Brussels and London, Ms. Edwards brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in international marketing and business development to JAMPRO. She has successfully managed product launches of Jamaican food brands into mainstream markets and was instrumental in securing European Union funding for Jamaican producers under the Target Europe initiative, which subsequently evolved into the five-year Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

She rejoins the agency after completing a highly successful tenure as General Manager and Director of J. Wray & Nephew UK Ltd., where she led the organisation to profitability, expanding it beyond the Jamaican ethnic market into a truly national distributor and brand builder of premium products.


Ms. Edwards holds an MBA from New York’s Pace University, a Masters in International Relations from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a BA (Hons) in French, Spanish and German from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She is a member of the UK Institute of Directors, a Trustee for the British Foundation for the University of the West Indies, and an active member of the St. Andrew Old Girls’ Association.

Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013