Ambassador Aloun Ndombet-Assamba
Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba became Jamaica’s 12th High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in May 2012. She is also non-resident Ambassador to six countries namely; Ireland, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Cyprus and the Kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Prior to her current assignment, High Commissioner Assamba served as Managing Partner and mediator in her private law practice, Aloun Ndombet- Assamba & Company. She was also a part time lecturer at the Mona School of Business, a Mediator and trainer in Mediation at the Disputes Resolution Foundation.
Throughout her work life, High Commissioner Assamba was well respected for her service in both the public and private sectors. She was the Minister of Industry & Tourism and then Minister of Tourism Entertainment and Culture during the period 2002-2007. Previously she was a Senator, Member of Parliament and Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Technology. In the private sector, the High Commissioner had an illustrious career at the City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union (COK) rising to the level of General Manager in 1994.
In the voluntary sector, she is known for her work with United Way of Jamaica, the Jamaica Cancer Society, the Lions Club of New Kingston, the Jamaica Bar Association, Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons to name a few. She has also sat on the Board of several Schools and was at one time Chairman of the Moneague Primary School.
The High Commissioner was born in the parish of St. Catherine but grew up in St. Ann. She is the proud past student of Ferncourt High School, Merl Grove High and Convent of Mercy Academy Alpha, University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School.
In 2015 High Commissioner Ndombet Assamba, was the recipient of the ‘Joe Biden Development Educator of the Year 2014-2015’ Award for the Caribbean. She also received the 2015 World Council of Credit Unions Distinguished Services Award (DSA) . Her many other achievements includes the prestigious Heinz Fellowship which she obtained from the University of Pittsburgh in the United States of America where she studied Strategic Management.
She is the mother of one son, Domonic and has one grandson. High Commissioner enjoys reading, dancing, cooking and baking.