Sancia Bennett Templer, President of Jamaica’s trade promotion body JAMPRO, is stepping down after seven years of service. Over the past several years, she played a pivotal role in expanding the country’s IT services and outsourcing industry, which has generated thousands of jobs for professionals in the Caribbean country.She will finish out her term at the end of this month, the investment agency stated.
Bennett Templer, who became one of the best known ‘ambassadors’ for the country’s emerging BPO industry, stressed the deep importance of outsourcing’s growth in Jamaica during this video interview with Nearshore Americas two years ago.
When Bennett took over as president, JAMPRO was facing ‘a challenging international economic climate’, the agency stated in a press release. “I have always given a hundred and fifty percent in everything that I do. The recent successes in expanding the ICT/BPO industry and the inaugural Jamaica Investment Forum 2012 are just two recent examples of organizational achievements of which I am very proud of,” said the outgoing president.
According to reports in local media, Jamaica is expecting more global companies to invest in its technology sector later this year.
“Mrs. Bennett Templer spearheaded numerous efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of JAMPRO in promoting trade and investment,”said Milton Samuda, the Chairman of JAMPRO.
Bennett Templer had previously worked in the Airports Authority of Jamaica and was instrumental in the commercialization of the airports across the country.