PM congratulates J'can-born professor on appointment as Biden adviser on tradeSaturday, June 12, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has congratulated Professor Renee Bowen on her recent appointment as the senior economist for trade with the Council of Economic Advisers in the Biden Administration.
The Jamaican, who is also the pastor faculty fellow at the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Department of Economics, will hold the position for one year.
Speaking on her appointment, Bowen told the UC San Diego News Center: “I am extremely excited to serve in the Biden administration by providing expertise on economic policy based on data, research and evidence… I look forward to creating more opportunities to bridge the worlds of policymaking and academia to help build a better future for the United States and the world.”
Congratulating Bowen today, Holness, via his Twitter account, said: “This daughter of the soil has given back to Jamaica through various policy advisory commissions. Of note, Professor Bowen previously served on the Economic Advisory Council of Jamaica.”
“Prof Bowen will share her skills with the Biden Administration, focusing on international economic affairs & coordinating with other organisations including, the Office of the US Trade Representative, National Security Council, & the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US,” he added.
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