Mr. Raymond O’B Campbell, JP, FCA, FCCA, CBV, was elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) at a meeting of Council following the 52nd Annual General Meeting which was held on July 26, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. Mr. Campbell is a Partner at KPMG which he joined in 2006 as a Principal in the Advisory Services practice in Jamaica.
A member of ICAJ since 2010 and Council member of ICAJ since 2011, Mr. Campbell has served in several capacities including, Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) 2011 Conference in Jamaica, Chairman of the ICAJ’s Public Relations, Future of the Profession and Property Development Committees. He succeeds Mr. Bruce Scott who served as President over the past two years.
Raymond has over 28 years experience in the financial and professional services sector, and for the last 25 years held managerial positions in the securities and banking industries. His professional skills are in the areas of M&A deal structuring, valuations, loan structuring, deal negotiations, strategic planning, business analysis, securities and banking operations and financing strategies.
He formerly served as the Executive Director, Capital Markets for FirstCaribbean International Bank and Country Manager at CIBC Jamaica Limited (FirstCaribbean International Bank (Jamaica) Limited) where as the bank’s principal officer in Jamaica, he developed excellent relationships with local and regional regulators, as well as government ministries and agencies. Within the bank, he served on the regional Executive Management Committee and was a member of the bank’s integration steering committee.
Throughout his work life, he has gained various professional qualifications including fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1998, membership of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators in 2010 and the Canadian Securities Course in 1991. Raymond graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
In 2016, he became a Justice of the Peace for St. Andrew. He is a Council Member at the Bethel Baptist Church in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew and currently serves as Vice President of the Constant Spring Golf Club. Raymond has also served as President of the Jamaica Bankers Association and Chairman of the Jamaica Institute of Bankers. Raymond and his wife Michelle are the parents of two boys and two girls and have several household pets. He is a regular conference speaker. In his spare time he likes to play golf and spend time with family and friends.