Published 3 December 2022
Buckie Got It, St Kitts and Nevis News Source
NEW DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENTS STRENGTHEN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE OF THE
FEDERATION OF ST. KITTS & NEVIS
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, November 3, 2022 [Press Secretary’s Office]: Prime Minister of St.
Kitts-Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, has tapped into the diaspora and appointed two
nationals to serve as diplomats to the Federation.
Hadiya Claxton and Calvin St Juste have been appointed to serve in the capacity of ‘Special Envoy for
Investment’ of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Both natives of St. Kitts are executives in global
companies headquartered in the United States of America.
Hadiya Claxton earned a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a Doctor of Law degree from
Harvard Law School. She has over 20 years of experience across several industries. These include
corporate transactions, finance, real estate development, intellectual property, technology,
manufacturing, marketing, and public relations. She is currently the Chief Legal Officer & Global
General Counsel of McIlhenny Company / TABASCO® Brand. She also leads the company’s risk
management strategy and is the company’s first Black corporate officer. McIlhenny Company was
founded in the United States in 1868 and currently distributes and markets its TABASCO® Brand food
products and merchandise across more than 195 countries and territories worldwide.
Claxton’s thought leadership, business acumen, and strategic insights have made her a much sought-
after legal and business strategist. She has held leadership roles in several companies throughout
her career. She also has years of experience as a university professor and a negotiation coach. She
has won many academic and professional awards throughout her career and is a featured speaker at
numerous global events.
Calvin St Juste has over 25 years of experience in roles across several industries including
investments, commercial and international private banking, telecommunications, and telemedicine.
He was the Chief Operating Officer & Head of Global Strategy for Morgan Stanley Wealth
Management Financial Wellness in New York. Morgan Stanley is the #1 ranked wealth management
firm in the world. In early 2022, he was appointed as the Global Audit Head of Technology at T.
Rowe Price, a company ranked as the #3 asset management firm with $2 trillion in assets under
management. Throughout his career, he has notably led the largest telemedicine operation in North
America and managed one of the largest global digital social media operations at Comcast NBC
Universal. He has won many international business awards and is a featured speaker at several
St Juste holds a bachelor’s degree from Goldey-Beacom College, a Master of Science degree in
Global Innovation Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an Executive Certification
from Wharton Business School. He is currently a Board Advisor for Stevens Institute of Technology
Business School and a Board Member for Patriot Federal Credit Union.
Claxton and St Juste possess years of experience that make them a powerful asset duo for the
Federation. Both diplomats will aid in the Federation’s restrengthening and improvement of its
international marketing capabilities and investment promotion strategies. The Special Envoys will
also assist and advise the Prime Minister and the government on several matters. These include but
are not limited to exploring the expansion of current avenues of revenue generation and, where
possible, reviewing the development of new revenue streams.
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