Lloyd Wilks, a career diplomat with over 25 years of experience in the Jamaican foreign service, has replaced George Ramocan as consul general in Toronto.
Ramocan’s tour of duty ended Nov. 30 while Wilks officially began his tour of duty last Monday.
Wilks is well known in the Diaspora field. He served as director of the Diaspora and Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
He played a central role in the organization and execution of the last two Biennial Diaspora Conferences and has helped to coordinate the launch and operation of Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project.
His vast experience includes work in the areas of protocol, foreign trade and international affairs.
Wilks has served in various capacities at the Jamaican Consulate in Toronto, the Jamaican High Commission, London, and the Jamaican Embassy, Havana.
Wilks holds an MSc in International Business from South Bank University in London, an MA in Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of West Minister, London and a BSc in Geography and Sciences from the University of the West Indies, Mona.