Mr. Jerome André Laveau joined the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development in December 29, 2017 as Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.) having served respectively as Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.) in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries between June 2016 and July 2017. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Laveau was appointed as Foreign Service Officer V at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Caricom Affairs.
Mr. Laveau served in the following capacities simultaneously as the Director, Missions Inspectorate for period June 2012-June 2016; the Chief of Protocol in 2016; Director of European Affairs Division in 2016. In 2017, Mr. Laveau served as Director, Consular Affairs Division at the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs.
Mr. Laveau was assigned to two (2) overseas diplomatic missions. He was First Secretary at the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago, Brussels Belgium, at which he served as Chairman of the Working Group of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Subcommittee on Sugar for four (4) years. He also served as Counsellor/Deputy High Commissioner, at the High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, Kampala Uganda.
He was previously employed as the Communications Manager/Adviser at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs from May 2005 to May 2007 and served as Protocol Officer to former Prime Minister Patrick Manning, at Whitehall for the period 2002 to 2004.
Mr. Laveau possesses a Master of International Politics (Hons) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels Belgium, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Law, both from University of the West Indies.
Mr. Laveau is an avid lover of Vintage Calypso and a sports enthusiast, which he also sees as a potential instrument of social transformation, especially amongst youth.