Valrie Grant does not know how to quit and she’s on a mission to see the underrepresented and under-served, grasp and embrace a digital future she believes is already here. A redoubtable spirit manifested in a fierce determination to succeed was evident from her childhood years, growing up in a rural farming community in Hanover, one of Jamaica’s smaller parishes on the north-western tip of the island. Today, Valrie Fiona Grant, is an internationally respected geospatial scientist, bringing a passion for science, technology and entrepreneurship anchored in ethical business practices and good old family values to GeoTechVision, her knowledge services company specializing in high-end geospatial services and solutions and business ICT solutions with offices in Kingston, Jamaica, Georgetown Guyana and South Florida. She is also the CEO of Marlie Technology Park, a company aimed at shaping a smarter future where nature meets innovation. Valrie is a lifelong learner, who is passionate about Technology and Entrepreneurship and relishes every opportunity to mentor women entrepreneurs and young people, and to be a voice for the Geospatial industry. Valrie Grant holds a BSc. in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University, post graduate certification in Business and Entrepreneurship and is currently reading for an MBA.
Certified GIS Professional (GISP)
GIS Certification Institute
Accredited WINC Infodev/WorldBank AP Facilitator for the Caribbean
- Valrie Grant is a major player in the growing geospatial services industry, earning along the way a litany of special recognitions and awards such as NCB, “Women in Business” Award for 2013, The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, The University of Technology Trailblazer award in 2015, The Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Young Business Executive Award (2016), ROSA Distinguished Alumni Award (2017) and the Leadercast Kingston and JCC Leader Worth Following Award (2018).
- She sits on several national, regional and international boards including as Director of World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), serves as Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM): Americas Private Sector Network, a Technical Advisor of the UN-GGIM Americas, Caribbean Project