Conference News

Every Jamaican Is Responsible For Economic Growth — Lee-Chin

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Michael Lee-Chin, while touting the Government’s vision of achieving five per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of four years – referred...

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Hon. Michael Lee Chin to Deliver Keynote Address at ICAJ Bus…

Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, O.J., Chairman, Economic Growth Council for Jamaica, will deliver the keynote address at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica’s (ICAJ) Business Conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus...

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ICAJ To Host Business Conference In Kingston

Major players in the financial and accounting industry will be speakers and participants in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica's (ICAJ) annual business conference to be held on October 7.


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Conference Speakers

Hon. Michael Lee Chin O.J.

Chairman of Portland Holdings and Chair of Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council.

As Founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings, Michael Lee-Chin is widely regarded as a visionary entrepreneur, whose philosophy of “doing well and doing good” has resulted in extraordinary business success, and inspirational philanthropic initiatives. Portland Holdings is a privately held investment company that manages public and private equity and owns a collection of diversified businesses operating...

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Mr. Bruce Golding

Head Jamaica’s Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission and former Prime Minister of Jamaica.

During his long period of public service, Mr. Golding has held various positions at the national level, including being a founding member of the Electoral Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and Leader of the Opposition.

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Mr. S. David Craig

Lead Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy practice
PwC in Canada.

With over 30 years of international experience, having lived and led projects in Canada, Europe, the United States and South America, Mr. Craig is a key contributor to PwC’s global thought leadership in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, technology and operations.

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Dr Ruth Potopsingh

Associate Vice President 
Sustainable Energy, at the University of Technology.

Dr. Potopsingh is the head the Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute at the University, and she is also an independent consultant in energy and environmental management.

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Senator Aubyn Hill

Jamaica’s Special Investment Ambassador

And Envoy to India, and Chief Executive Office of Corporate Strategies Limited. With over thirty-five years experience in the private sector, Mr. Hill has assisted in and led the restructuring of two major banks in Kuwait and Oman, respectively, and he also led the management team that completed the successful turnaround of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited.

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Mr. Sree Ramaswamy

Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
McKinsey’s business and economics research arm.

He leads research on the economics of digitization and the economics of multinational corporations. He is responsible for shaping MGI’s research initiatives, leading research on trends in competition, technology, and global forces influencing multinationals.

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Mr. Brian Denning

Lead Partner, Tax Services, PwC in Jamaica

A widely regarded taxation expert, Mr. Denning has been providing specialist taxation advice and assistance to clients of PwC in Jamaica, for over twenty-five years. In this role he advises a wide range of the Firm's indigenous and multinational clients across nearly all industry sectors and on all aspects of tax.

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Mr. George S. Willie

Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co.

With more than 35 years in public accounting, Mr. Willie currently serves as the U.S. representative to the Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee of the International Federation of Accountants. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the American Institute for Research.

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Mr. Earl Jarrett

General Manager
Jamaica National Building Society.

Mr. Jarrett brings a breadth of knowledge and a deep appreciation of the complex issues facing Jamaica’s business environment to his role as Conference Chair. 

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