Jearlean John has a track record of entrepreneurial and management excellence for over twenty-five (25) years. She has served as the Managing Director of HDC, Chairman of UDECOTT, CEO of the Pizza Boys Group, Minister of Transport, Tourism and Tobago Affairs, Director of VMSTT (VMCOTT), CEO of PTSC and the Business Development Manager of the UWI St. Augustine along with Board Memberships of T&TEC and YTEPP.
Jearlean John is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Professional Accountant, and Certified Management, Accountant. She holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Graduate School of Business and a Chief Executive Training Certificate from the National University of Singapore.
A woman with a lifetime of service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Jearlean or JJ as she is fondly called has been on the ground with the people of La Horquetta Talparo for many years. She previously served as the UNC caretaker for the constituency spearheading numerous charitable and social projects over the years.
Most recently Project Hope has been a major initiative launched and guided by JJ as she works towards enriching and uplifting the community of La Horquetta Talparo. Born in Tobago, JJ has walked many paths, but all have pointed to one direction, the direction of development and service to the people.
Throughout her many years, one thing has always remained certain, her respect and belief in the UNC and its capability to transform Trinidad and Tobago into the first world nation we are destined to become.
Under the leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar, JJ has seen a leader who is not only capable of making the tough decisions but a woman who has compassion, care, and love for the people, traits that Jerlean believes are necessary for taking T&T forward.