CURRICULUM VITAE
Arnold Foote

The Hon. Arnold Foote OJ, CD, JP.
Jamaica
President of FICAC
Consul General - Republic of Turkey
Dean Emeritus - Consular Corps of Jamaica

President - The World Federation of Consuls 2006-present
Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey 1995-present
Dean Emeritus - Consular Corps of Jamaica - 2006
Founder & President of the CARICOM Consular Association - 2005
President Emeritus - Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica
  • Re-elected President - The World Federation of Consuls - 2012-2015
  • Dean - Consular Corps of Jamaica - 2000-2006; 2011-12
  • Re-elected President - The World Federation of Consuls - 2009-2012
  • President - The World Federation of Consuls - 2006-2009
  • Director - The World Federation of Consuls - 2003-2006
  • Director - Hugh Shearer Foundation - 2005-present
  • Member - Regional Advisory Board of the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communication, University of the West Indies
  • Member - International Federation of Consular Corps & Associations (FICAC) - 2002-present
  • Chairman - Kimberly Enterprises Limited - 1982-present
  • Chairman - Visual Graphics Limited - 1983-present
  • Chairman - Phoenix Corporation of Jamaica Limited - 1986-present
  • Founder and Director, Advertising Standards Authority of Jamaica - 1971-present
  • Appointed Justice of the Peace for Kingston, Jamaica -1968-present
  • Director - Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) - 2005-2007
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for over 30 years of voluntary service as Justice of the Peace - Parish of Kingston - 2007
  • Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 8th World Congress of Consuls - 2006
  • Founder & President - CARICOM Consular Association, 2005
  • Chairman - Advertising & Marketing Jamaica Limited - 1965-2005
  • Chairman - Association of Senior Citizens Clubs of Jamaica - 1994-2005
  • Chairman - Hugh Shearer Foundation for Retired Journalist Trust Fund -1994-2004
  • President - Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica - 1969-1973, 1990-1995, 2001-2004
  • Honoured by the City of Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic with The Huesped Distinguido de la Cuidad Santo Domingo Award (Keys to the City) - January 2003
  • Created and organised the International Cultural Gala - 2003-2006
  • Created and organised the International Trade Expo - 2003-2006
  • Recognised for invaluable contribution in the building of the Farm Heights Church - 2003
  • Received the CCJ Award of Excellence in recognition for outstanding contribution to the International Forum of the Americas - 2002
  • Honoured by the Minister of Labour (Government of Jamaica) in recognition of contribution to the development of the Senior Citizens Programme - Jamaica - 2002
  • Successfully organised Jamaica as the site for the International Forum of the Americas - 2001
  • Historic Bilateral Agreement signed between Turkey and Jamaica - 2001
  • Honoured by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey in appreciation for contribution to the relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake disaster in northwestern Turkey - 1999
  • Member - National Values and Attitudes Committee of Jamaica - 1994-1999
  • Director - Trade Board of Jamaica Limited - 1994-1998
  • Founder of the Agri-Business Council of Jamaica
  • Chairman - Agri-Business Council of Jamaica - 1994-1996
  • Vice President of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica - 1991-1995
  • Chairman - Marketing Jamaica Committee - 1991-1993
  • Life Member - Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica - 1993
  • Chairman - "Jamaican Made" Committee - 1992
  • Director - Trade Facilitation Board, JAMPRO - 1992
  • Organised and led the first Jamaican Trade Mission to European Common Market - 1991
  • Chairman - Target Europe Committee - 1991
  • First Private Sector member of any ACP country to address the European Commission in Brussels - 1991
  • Honorary Director - Jamaica Union of Travelers Association (Kingston) - 1991
  • Director - Caribbean Publishers and Broadcasters Association - 1981-1983
  • Chairman - Jamaica Daily News - 1981-1983
  • Founder of the Caribbean Association of Advertising Agencies - 1970
  • President of the Caribbean Association of Advertising Agencies - 1970-1974
  • Director - World Advertising Council - 1972
  • Workers Representative on Arbitration Tribunals - Jamaica - 1969-1972
  • Director - Jamaica Festival Commission -1967-1972
  • Director - Jamaica Parish Councils Services Commission - 1967-1972
  • Member of the Board of Governors, Jamaica College - 1967-1972
  • Director - Things Jamaican Limited - 1967-1972
  • Named President Emeritus of the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica - 1991
  • Honoured by the Minister of Agriculture (Government of Jamaica) for outstanding contribution to the development of the Agri-Business Council - 1992
  • Honoured by the Florida International Volunteer Corps for service to the People of Central America and the Caribbean - 1997
  • Honoured by the Jamaica Football Federation at the National Arena (Jamaica vs Mexico World Cup Game) as one of Jamaica's Football Patriarchs - 1997
  • Honoured by the Jamaica Daily News - 1984
  • Honoured by the Jamaica Union Travelers Association (JUTA), Kingston Chapter, for the development of Tourism Transport Services rendered to that organisation -1982
  • Received the ORO VERDE Award in Paraguay for outstanding contribution to tourism in Jamaica - 1982
  • Honoured by the Caribbean Council of Advertising Agencies Association for outstanding services to advertising in the Caribbean - 1976. Awarded Fellowship of the CCAA
  • Member of the Royal Lodge
  • Life Member - Kingston Cricket Club - 1950-present
  • Represented Jamaica on the National Football Team - 1951, 1954-1957
  • Represented Jamaica College in Football, Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Athletics & Shooting
  • Represented Kingston Club in Football, Hockey and Cricket
Gifts and Donations for Jamaica
  • Organized a gift for the government and people of Jamaica, a fire truck valued over US$500,000 presented on March 24, 2009 from the Republic of Turkey.
  • Organized US$50,000 gift for the Hurricane Relief Fund from the Republic of Turkey to Jamaica
National Awards
  • Awarded National Honour - Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) in recognition of outstanding achievement for Jamaica in Advertising and Overseas Trade Promotion - 1997
  • Awarded National Honour - The Governor General of Jamaica conferred the honour of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) in recognition of service to Jamaica and internationally in the fields of Advertising, Sports and Diplomacy - 2010.
Other Awards - as President of the World Federation of Consuls, including:
  • Honorary Member of the Belgian Consular Union (BCU) at the BCU's 20th Anniversary Banquet - Brussels, Belgium - October 2013
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Punjab Pakistan at the 2nd FICAC South Asia Regional Conference - Colombo, Sri Lanka - August 2013
  • Carlton Alexander Award for Excellence - Kingston, Jamaica - June 2013
  • Emmanuel Nobel Medal for outstanding contribution to international cooperation and development - December 2012
  • Miembro de Honor del Cuerpo Consular de la República Dominicana - December 2012
  • Plaque d'Honneur - Association of Honorary Consuls of Monaco - November 2012
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Jamaica - January 2012
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel - January 2011
  • The Gusi Peace Prize - Manila, Philippines - November 2010
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Sindh Karachi, Pakistan - February 2010
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Jamaica for outstanding service to the Consular community nationally and internationally - 2010
  • FICAC Gold Star - Highest honour of the World Federation of Consuls - World Congress of Consuls - 2009
  • Honoured by President Marty Markowitz of the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York for contribution to world peace and understanding - November 2009
  • The Diplomatic Society Order of the Knights of St. Gabriel - Knight Officer - 2008
  • Knight of the Order of St. Thomas of Acre - 2008
  • Made Honorary Citizen of Accra, Ghana - 2008
  • Order of General Abreu E Lima - Brazil - 2007
  • Grand Cross Order of Merit - Consular - Brazil - 2007
  • Honoured by Consular Corps of Punjab - Lahore, Pakistan - 2007
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Bangladesh - 2007
  • Grand Official Order of Merit - Consular - Brazil - 2006
  • Honoured by the Consular Corps of Jamaica for being elected President of the World Federation of Consuls - 2006
Married: Patricia Mills, Queensland, Australia
Three Children: Arnold III, Roma and Kimberly