Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker
CEO/Commissioner of Customs
Mrs. Walker is certainly not new to Jamaica Customs, as she first entered the doors of the Agency as a Trainee in 1999. She rose through the ranks, and in 2011, she served as Assistant Commissioner, Compliance and Enforcement.
She has over 17 years experience in Customs Administration, Trade Facilitation, Risk Analysis, Strategic Planning, International Trade, Security, Compliance and Enforcement.
Before returning as Commissioner, Mrs. Walker was employed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as Revenue Administration Advisor, where she assisted regional Customs Administrations with the development and strengthening of their risk management programmes and organisational strategic reform. She is an IMF certified and trained Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) Assessor.