Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill
Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill is the Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), with responsibility for Water, Land, Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs), the Special Economic Zone Authority of Jamaica and special projects, as decided by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.
Minister Hill’s appointment became effective in September 2020, following Jamaica’s General Election, when he was invited by the Prime Minister Holness to join his Cabinet as the Minister Without Portfolio for the MEGJC which the Prime Minister heads.
Minister Hill who has an MBA from Harvard University, has over 35 years working experience in the private sector, as well as extensive experience in international banking, having spent more than 21 years as an International Banker in the Middle East.
Minister Hill assisted in, and led the restructuring of two major banks, Burgan Bank in Kuwait, and the National Bank of Oman. During his tenure in International Banking, Minister Hill lived in nine countries and conducted business with more than 115 countries around the globe.
He was also instrumental to the successful turnaround of the National Commercial Bank (NCB). Starting in 2002 Minister Hill led a team that in 19 months, moved NCB’s stock price from J$5.51 when he joined to J$31.70.
Between December 2005 and October 2011 Minister Hill led the team that successfully divested the loss-making government-owned sugar assets, which consisted of five sugar factories and six estates.
Minister Aubyn Hill, who has also served on various private and public sector corporate boards, was chosen as the Chief Executive Officer of the Prime Minister’s Economic Growth Council in October 2017.
In March 2016, Minister Hill was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness and was subsequently elected as Deputy President of the Senate. He was also appointed as the non-resident High Commissioner for Jamaica to the Republic of India.
Minister Hill’s expertise and years of experience in finance, business management and economics make him a highly favoured speaker at local and international conferences.
Senator, the Hon. Aubyn Hill and his wife, Tamara, have two grown children.