Briefing Meeting with HE Mr Asif Ahmad CMG, British High Commissioner to Jamaica

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Venue: Charles Russell Speechlys, 5 Fleet Pl, London EC4M 7RD

On Tuesday 22nd May, The Caribbean Council organised an exclusive briefing meeting with HE Mr Asif Ahmad CMG, British High Commissioner to Jamaica. 

High Commissioner Ahmad has now been in post for ten months having taken over from his predecessor, HE Mr David Fitton CMG, in August 2017. He agreed to meet with members of Caribbean Council to provide an update about the current economic and political climate in Jamaica and to discuss areas of opportunity and concern.

The briefing was followed by a Q&A session during which attendees had the opportunity to share with the High Commissioner their views on the business climate in Jamaica and to update him on their projects and activities in the country.


HE Mr Asif Ahmad CMG is currently British High Commissioner to Jamaica and the Bahamas. Prior to this role, he was British Ambassador to the Philippines and Palau from 2013 to 2017 and British Ambassador to Thailand and Laos from 2010 to 2012.

His other roles have included Head of South East Asia and Pacific Group (2008 – 2010); Director Asia, UK Trade and Investment (2004 – 2008); Head of Communication and Information Centre, Prime Minister’s Office (2002 – 2003); Head of Department, Commonwealth Coordination (2002); Deputy Head of Department – Resource Budgeting Department (2000); and First Secretary – Resource Planning Department (1999).

From 1996-99, High Commissioner Ahmad was a Team Leader and Business Adviser at National Westminster Bank. Prior to this, from 1977 to 1996, he worked in a number of areas including international corporate finance, corporate planning, office of the Group Chief Executive, international private banking (Coutts) and Senior Manager of a network of London branches.

We would like to thank Charles Russell Speechlys for supporting this event: