Minister Emma Hippolyte, OBE
Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs
Qualified & Distinguished - Ready to Lead!
Emma Hippolyte OBE is a Certified General Accountant, CGA, a Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE with over 25 years experience in Public and Private Sector Auditing, Governance, Management, Finance, Social Security and Non Governmental Organizations.
Between 1987-2010 served as Director of Audit of St. Lucia; consultant and Senior Auditor of The Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO of the UN in Rome, Italy; member of the External Board of Auditors of the Organization of American State, OAS and Executive Director of the National Insurance Corporation of St. Lucia (NIC).
In 2002 EMMA started The National Community Foundation (NCF) and in 1990, the Concerned Citizens for Deprived Children in Soufriere. Between 1986 and 1995 she served on and chaired the Board of the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) and the regional umbrella body East Caribbean Organization of Development Foundations (ECODEF) both aimed at developing micro businesses in St. Lucia and the Region.
Between 2002 and 2007 she chaired the Universal Health Care Taskforce and Steering Committee and successfully launched the UHC pilot programme for Diabetes and hypertension.
On 21 November 2011, one week before general elections, ideas party candidate Emma Hippolyte launched a comprehensive manifesto outlining her solutions to challenges facing the constituency. Senator Hippolyte is truly the candidate with the best ideas to put Gros Islet and Saint Lucia back on the right track.