Diane Edwards is the President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) – the national investment and export promotion agency. Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience in international marketing and business development, Ms. Edwards is committed to developing and advancing Jamaica’s business brand.
Under her leadership, JAMPRO has facilitated approximately US$1.75 billion in investments, US$1.29 billion in export sales, and created 51,000 jobs. She has led JAMPRO’s transformational development to serve as a catalyst for wealth creation through increased customer focus and more effective marketing communications programmes and has promoted a culture of innovation to facilitate and support the development of new industries in Jamaica, such as shared services, medical tourism and cannabis.
She also has been a strong advocate for transformation of the nation’s business environment, with new initiatives including National Business Portal, National Investment Policy and Top 10 Doing Business Report ranking. Ms. Edwards has also served as the President and a Board Member of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and the Caribbean Export Development Agency.
With her continuous guidance, JAMPRO has won two (2) Stevie Awards under the categories of Sales Process of the year and Sales Distinction of the Year for 2021, where the organization was awarded gold and bronze. She was also awarded two (2) Stevie Awards for Business Development Executive of the Year and Woman of the Year in Sales for 2021, where she won gold and silver.
Prior to leading JAMPRO, she served as General Manager and Director of J. Wray & Nephew UK Ltd., where she successfully grew the UK Company’s turnover by 77% over 10 years. Ms. Edwards holds an MBA from New York’s Pace University, a Masters in International Relations from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.