Deputy Permanent Secretary

Ms. Albada Beekham
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.)

Ms. Albada Beekham, Deputy Permanent Secretary

Ms. Albada Beekham joined the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications as Deputy Permanent Secretary on the 2nd October 2023.

Ms. Beekham is a dedicated and experienced professional with over thirty years of experience in the field of agriculture, agronomy, seed production and processing, crop research, crop biodiversity conservation and the management of financial and human resources. Her tenure in the public service began in 1991 at the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF) where she worked in a number of different divisions and positions. She contributed to the research and development of the agricultural sector in the areas of crop agronomy, the management of pest and disease, plant genetic resource conservation, the implementation of conditions related to import and export of food.

In addition to her tenure at MALF, Ms. Beekham represented the Ministry at various regional and international agricultural related meetings and workshops. She served as the National Focal Point on the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the One Country One Priority Sustainable Cocoa project. She was a member on the National Biosafety Committee and the Anti Illicit Trade Task Force.

Ms. Beekham holds a BSc Degree in Agronomy and a MPhil degree in Plant Science and has extensive training and experience in plant breeding and plant genetic resource conservation.