Speaker Bio

Profile of Julian J. Robinson

Julian J. Robinson has been Member of Parliament for the Constituency of St. Andrew South Eastern since 2012. He is Opposition Spokesman on Science and Technology and currently serves as General Secretary of the People’s National Party.
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His vision of Jamaica is a developed, knowledge-based, industrialized society driven by appropriate developmental policies, sustained by significant investments in the information and communications technology sector and fuelled by innovation, enterprise and a highly competent labour force. 
From 2012-2016, he served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining. During his tenure, he led the development of a National Cyber Security Strategy, the establishment of a Cyber Incident Response Team and the establishment of Start Up Jamaica – an incubator for technology entrepreneurs.
Before entering representational politics, Minister Robinson began his career as a Management and e-Business Consultant in London, where he worked for international firms IBM, a multinational technology and consulting corporation and Scient Corporation, one of the first e-Business systems innovators with headquarters in the United States.
At both companies, his primary responsibilities included developing and implementing e-Business strategies and designing and developing business processes. 
In 2001, Mr. Robinson was recruited by Jamaica’s trade and investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, to manage the Corporation’s investment promotions portfolio. As Manager for Investment Promotion, his main responsibilities included the design and execution of strategies to market Jamaica as an offshore location for ICT investments.
A graduate of the Hope Valley Experimental Primary School and Campion College, Mr. Robinson earned his BSc in Management and Economics from the University of the West Indies, Mona. He also holds a MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA.
Julian is married and has a three year old son. He is a cricket and track and field fan.