Meet Our Board of Directors

Mr. Dennis Chung

Chairman

Mr. Chung is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies.


He currently serves as Chairman of GK Capital Management Limited and the National Solid Waste Management Authority and a Director of Petrojam Limited, Strategic Alliance Limited and the Jamaica Football Federation.

Mr. Earlington Barrett

Managing Director

Mr. Barrett is an engineer with over forty (40) years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wisconsin, USA.


He is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Past Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Practices Committee of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica.

Mr. Omar Azan

Director

Chairman of the Nominations, Compensation and Human Resource Committee

Mr. Azan, an entrepreneur for over fifteen (15) years, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boss Furniture Company Limited, a leading manufacturing company.

He is a lifetime member of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association and currently also serves on the Boards of the Jamaica Broilers Group Limited, Inter-American Development Bank Civil Society, Phoenix Printery Limited and EdgeChem Jamaica Limited.

Mr. Nigel Davy

Director

Mr. Davy is an entrepreneur and energy professional with over thirty (30) years of experience in the energy sector.


A qualified Aeronautical Engineer and Commercial Pilot, Mr. Davy earned a Bachelor of Technology Degree from the College of Aeronautics in New York and holds several certificates in Electrical Power Generation Management, Power Systems Harmonics and Power Plant Management. He is also the holder of several professional licenses from the Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Communication Commission.


Mr. Davy is also a Director of Innovative Energy Company DBA IEC SPEI Limited, Flash Holdings Limited and Flash Motors Company Limited.

Mrs. Georgia Gibson Henlin, KC

Director

Chairperson of the Corporate Governance Committee

Mrs. Gibson Henlin is the Managing Partner of the law firm, Henlin Gibson Henlin. She has practised at the Jamaican Bar since 1993 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015. In addition, she is called to the Bar in Ontario, Canada and New York, USA. She practices as a commercial litigator with a focus on information and communications technologies, intellectual property, data protection and privacy and cybersecurity.


Mrs. Gibson Henlin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional with specialisation in the GDPR (CIPP/E, CIPM. She is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Trademark Association and the International Technology Law Association.


Mrs. Gibson Henlin also serves as a Director of the Urban Development Corporation, eGov Jamaica Limited and the Human Employment and Resource Training/National Service Training Agency Trust.

Mr. Joseph Issa

Director

Mr. Issa is the owner of the business branded COOL which took roots in 1995 when he opened the Cool Oasis gas station in St Ann’s Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. He has subsequently grown this business into the largest indigenous distribution chain of petroleum products on the island and diversified along the way.


In 2003, he moved to capitalize on the deregulation of the Jamaican telecommunications industry by selling pre-paid electronic Cool Cards for Digicel and Cable & Wireless. At present, he presides over a group of more than fifty (50) companies with a turnover in excess of $500 million whose interests range from clothing and hospitality to recycling and mining to Cool Loans, the first and only microfinance institution in Jamaica offering non-collateralized, 24-hour loans.


A former Chamber of Commerce president and a philanthropist behind several charitable

organizations, Mr. Issa is very much a pillar of the Jamaican community. He has also repeatedly demonstrated a flair for making a financial success out of projects that have the potential to improve the quality of Jamaican life.

Mr. Hugh Johnson

Director

Mr. Johnson is a certified automotive engineer who spent several years working in the field of motor vehicle assessment before embarking on a career in agriculture.

He is the immediate Past President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica, Vice President of The World Cocoa Farmers Organization and a founding member of the Jamaica Organic Agricultural Movement. He also serves as a Director of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation and is the Vice Prime Minister of the State of the African Diaspora.

Mrs. Jacqueline Stewart Lechler

Director

Mrs. Stewart Lechler is the Managing Director of the Stewart’s Automotive Group of Companies. She has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in the automotive industry and in the fields of Accounting, Sales, Marketing, and Human Resources.


She sits on several other boards, including the Island Traffic Authority and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation.

Mrs. Allison Philbert

Director

As a technology leader for over twenty (20) years, Mrs. Allison Philbert is a trusted and experienced C-suite executive working with Fortune 20 and global companies.


Mrs. Philbert has a wealth of experience leading and advising companies on technology innovation and business transformation. She has led a multi-billion-dollar P&L and has created and launched new business initiatives and portfolios in developing markets. Currently, Mrs. Philbert is an independent technology consultant supporting businesses in their transition to digital capabilities across a variety of industries. She also acts as an executive coach and advisor. Prior to this she was the CEO of Digicel Jamaica.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Telecommunications and Computers from The George Washington University as well as, a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Mrs. Mariame McIntosh Robinson

Director

Chairperson of the Finance and Investment Committee

Mrs. Mariame McIntosh Robinson is a global financial services leader with over twenty (20) years’ experience as a profit and loss (P&L) leader, investor, board member and advisor to leading companies in the United States (US) and the Caribbean. She is currently a Managing Director at Qenta Inc, a global fintech firm focused on digitizing assets and transactions to elevate global citizens, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Prior to this, she was the President & Chief Executive Officer for six (6) years at First Global Bank in Jamaica.


Mrs. Robinson currently serves as a Trustee on United Way Worldwide Board and is the National Secretary for the Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship. In 2014, she was named a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum.


She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford University where she attended as the 1998 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar.

Mr. Dan Theoc

Director

Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee

Mr. Theoc is a Chartered Accountant licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and is the holder of a Master of Business Administration (Finance) Degree from the University of Manchester.


Mr. Theoc is currently Senior Vice President of Investment Banking at Mayberry Investments Limited and prides himself in being an energy and finance expert with a strong focus on promoting the growth and development of the Jamaican economy.

He is currently also a Director of MCS Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jamaica National Group Limited.