Dr Cliff Riley

Consultant for the International Trade Centre, Geneva on Food Safety and Product Innovation in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific

Cliff Riley is a Consultant for the International Trade Centre, Geneva on Food Safety and Product Innovation in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific. He is also the Managing Director of Research and Product Development Solutions, a Jamaican Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical product development company. He holds a PhD in Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical), A Master of Arts (Teaching), and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona. Dr. Riley also served as the General Manager of Psirenity Inc, Canada (Jamaica operations 2021-2022), Chief Operations Officer, New Leaf Canada Inc. (Jamaica operations-2021-2022), Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council, Jamaica (2015-2021), an Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Technology, Jamaica (2008-2015) and Associate Director, Research and Grants at the Northern Caribbean University (2006-2008). He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Jamaica National Agency for Certification, (JANAAC) and is currently a Director, Carnegie Foundation for Cancer Research; Trustee, Environmental Health Foundation; Board Member, Diabetes Association of Jamaica; Commissioner, National Commission on Science and Technology; He also served as the President of CARISCIENCE; Member of the Cannabis Licensing Authority’s Science and Health Research Committee; Vice-Chairman of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre, Member, University Council of Jamaica S&T Advisory Committee; Member of the Board of Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship, UTech, Jamaica; Member of the Board of Graduate Studies and Research, Caribbean Maritime University;, among others. He has done extensive research and published over 100 scientific papers and books on diabetes management and education, pharmaceutics, nutrition, food technology, and natural products. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the Biochemical Society, UK, Society for Scientific Advancement (SOSA) and the Caribbean Academy of Science (CAS).