Chesney Hughes will play for Derbyshire in 2013 as an England Qualified cricketer after completing his residency.
He has signed a two-and-a-half year contract committing him to the club until September 2015.
Hughes, born in Anguilla, made his List A debut for Derbyshire in 2009. He has since gone on to make 100 first team appearances in all competitions.
Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “It is a great moment on a personal level for Chesney who has an exciting future in the game and I’m sure will make many valuable contributions during the coming years.”