Minister Aubyn Hill has over 35 years of working experience in the private sector. As an international banker, he has lived in nine countries and done business in more than 125.
With a MBA from Harvard Business School, Senator Hill spent 21 years as a banker in the Middle East. Starting in 2002, he also led the management team which completed the successful turnaround of one of the largest banks in the Caribbean, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB). In 19 months Aubyn and his team moved NCB’s stock price from $5.51 when he joined to J$31.70.
In March 2016, Prime Minister Andrew Holness appointed Aubyn to the Senate and he was subsequently elected as Deputy President of the Senate. The Prime Minister also appointed Senator Hill as non-resident High Commissioner for Jamaica to India.
After Prime Minister Andrew Holness was returned as Prime Minister in a landslide election on September 3, 2020, he invited Senator Aubyn Hill to join his cabinet in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.
On January 11, 2022, Prime Minister Holness reshuffled the Cabinet and appointed Minister Hill as Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce. Minister Hill has responsibility for 20 agencies and departments.
Minister has a firm interest in facilitating, enabling and encouraging small and large Jamaican businesses to grow and be profitable. His focus is on growing exports exponentially and securing greater local and foreign direct investments into the Jamaican economy.
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.