Arlene Amitirigala

Global communications strategist with expertise in internal communications, behaviour change, employee engagement and building a culture of inclusive leadership.

Arlene’s career journey spans several senior roles in marketing and communication in the private and public sector. She has worked in various industries including tourism, investment banking and manufacturing. Her experience includes leading marketing communications for the largest financial securities brokerage in the Caribbean, directing corporate communications for Diageo’s West Latin America and Caribbean operations, and heading employee engagement and internal communications across Europe and Great Britain from Diageo’s U.K. headquarters.

Born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Arlene studied journalism at the undergraduate level. Her academic qualifications include a Master’s in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change from the University of The West Indies, a postgraduate certificate in Global Marketing Communication and Advertising from Emerson College, and an MBA with distinction from the Solvay Management School in Belgium.

Arlene has lived and worked in several different countries and speaks Spanish and French. She now resides in Toronto, Canada offering consulting services to clients in Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

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