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Nigel Clarke appointed economic ambassador empowered to make gov't decisions

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 6:12 PM
Clarke ... expected to represent Jamaica’s interests with bilateral, multilateral and international partners and to promote investment and trade.

Businessman Dr Nigel Clarke has been appointed Ambassador Plenipotentiary for Economic Affairs.

This means that Clarke will have the power to make decisions on behalf of the government.

In a release issued this afternoon, Jamaica House said the Public Services Commission confirmed Clarke's appointment last week and he has since received his instrument of appointment from the Governor General.

Clarke is expected to represent Jamaica’s interests with bilateral, multilateral and international partners and to promote investment and trade.

According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, as an advisor to him and a director on several public boards, Clarke has been a valuable asset to Jamaica in its relationship with key international partners.

"The Government of Jamaica looks forward to his continued contribution in this capacity,” Holness said.

In the meantime, Clarke said he is honoured by the appointment.

ABOUT NIGEL CLARKE:
*Began his career as a banker at Goldman Sachs in London
*Chief Financial Officer at Musson Jamaica Limited
*Has extensive local and international business experience
*Member Board of Bank of Jamaica
*Member Seprod Limited
*Previously served in the Upper House as a Senator
*Former chairman of HEART Trust/NTA.
*Former Rhodes, Commonwealth and Jamaica Independence scholar