Professor Terrence Forrester joined the board of The Jamaica National Group Limited in September 2021. He is Chief Scientist for UWI SODECO (Solutions for Developing Countries) and Professor of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies (UWI).
Professor Forrester is a clinical scientist with a longstanding interest in cardiovascular disease and was founding Director of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute. He has received several awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research at UWI (2003), the prestigious Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (2006) and the Boehrigher Ingleheim Award for Hypertension Research in Developing Countries (2006). He was awarded National Honors, the Order of Jamaica, in 2012 for his sterling contribution to medical research in Jamaica. He has served in an advisory capacity to several health organisations, including the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization, Caribbean Community’s Caribbean Commission of Health and Development, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Professor Forrester has held directorships in the National Commercial Bank and the National Health Fund and is now a Director of the Nuttall Memorial Hospital.