Transformation Forum Panelist - Professor Rosalea Hamilton, PhD
PROFESSOR ROSALEA HAMILTON, PhD, is currently Chief Executive Officer of the LASCO Chin Foundation (LCF), launched last September. The mission of this non-profit organization is inspired by the vision of well-known Jamaican, Mr. Lascelles Chin, OJ, CD, LLD, Philanthropist, Founder and Executive Chairman of the LASCO Affiliated Companies, to create early intervention programs to help Jamaica’s at risk youth develop relationships, goals and capacities to break the cycle of poverty and crime to become productive members of society.
Dr. Hamilton is regarded as an international trade expert, who has been at the forefront of public education on trade matters, and is the immediate past President of the Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSM) Alliance, founder and director of the Institute of Law & Economics (ILE) and a member of the Board of Directors for LASCO Manufacturing Limited and the National Integrity Action (NIA). Among her many roles, she taught extensively at the graduate and undergraduate levels both in the USA and Jamaica. She also served as Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and has engaged as consultant with various government agencies and international organizations. For the next four years, there is probably no one you’ll hear speak more loudly, look more closely and work more arduously on the relationship between entrepreneurship, social and economic justice and development as she continues to engage in activities and research in entrepreneurship, law and economic development, social and economic justice, which has become her “big life mission.
In 2008, she was awarded professorship for the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica (UTech, Ja./Scotiabank Chair in Entrepreneurship and Development), for her outstanding work in the promotion, development and advocacy of entrepreneurship. Dr. Hamilton recently concluded tenure as Vice President of Community Service & Development at UTech, where she led the Fi Wi Jamaica Project from 2015-2018, a three-year USAID national social intervention project, created to expand opportunity for the protection and promotion of human rights of targeted socially excluded and vulnerable Jamaicans