FAO in Jamaica, Bahamas and Belize

Meet the new faces of FAO


The FAO Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize is pleased to welcome some new members to the team who will provide tremendous support to work in the sub-region.

Ms Bree Romuld joins the team as Agribusiness and Value Chain Development Consultant for the Caribbean

Ms. Romuld joined the FAO family in September 2017 following several years at the International Trade Centre in Geneva with prior experience in public and private sector consulting.  With a background in International Development and International Business Management, Ms Romuld has been based at FAO’s Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean in Barbados providing support to a range of initiatives promoting the development of sustainable, inclusive and competitive agricultural sub-sectors and agri-preneurship. With an interest in the complexities of the industry, she is working on the intersection of public policy, business strategies, innovation and the ever-important human side of development efforts. Outside of work Ms. Romuld is an avid traveler, voracious reader, tireless runner and novice cook. 

Ms. Romuld will now serve the Caribbean region from the FAO office located in Kingston, Jamaica.


Ms Stephanie Matthew joins the team as a Junior Programme Officer

Ms. Matthew joins the FAO team with a background in international trade and economics. She is passionate about regionalism and aims to work towards the holistic development of the Caribbean through effective policy in the areas of trade and agriculture by focusing on issues of export diversification, rural development and food security. Prior to her current post, she worked with the Government of St. Lucia as an Economist where she worked towards the development of national priorities and performance indicators and assisted agencies in the implementation of various projects and programmes. Ms Matthew also previously served an Intern at the FAO Sub-Regional Office in Barbados, working on strengthening sustainable food systems and value chains.

Her current work at FAO will include supporting the implementation of new and ongoing projects in the region that focus on sustainable food systems, strengthening value chains and improving the agricultural trade and policy environment.


Ms Beichen Ding joins the team as a Programme Intern

Before joining FAO, Ms Ding worked with the UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnership Division, where she assisted in the evaluation of non-financial projects. She also worked as a research fellow with the Information Centre of State Council, PRC and provided support in a study of Chinese trade policy. Ms Ding Beichen holds a master’s degree in International affairs from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, and a bachelor of Laws degree from Peking University, China. She speaks fluent English, Chinese and conversational French.

In her current work with the representation, she will support gender-sensitive programming on value chains and resource mobilization.


Mr Clifton Wilson is the newest team member to join under Programme Management, please read more about him here.