Claude Duncan oversees the planning and execution of strategies to attract foreign investment, across a diverse set of Industries, into Jamaica. Under his leadership, Jamaica’s visibility and reputation as a place for investment and business has been significantly enhanced and foreign direct investments into the country has seen consistent growth over the last few years.
He has extensive knowledge of the investment landscape across numerous sectors and has advised many clients on project selection and implementation and joint venture partnerships. Currently, his purpose and passion lies in helping to create job opportunities for Jamaicans by helping new and existing entrepreneurs to successfully launch and grow their Jamaican presence and to help Jamaican based businesses in their globalization efforts.
Prior to his current role, Claude had a 19 year career in the technology industry with IBM/Lenovo where he gained extensive experience in strategic planning, market development, channel and direct sales and technology planning and implementation. He has taught several classes and presented at various forums on leveraging technology in business.
He has a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies (St Augustine) and an Executive MBA from the University of New Orleans.