Saturday 4 July, 2020

Keith Duncan elected PSOJ president

Keith Duncan

Keith Duncan

Keith Duncan, the CEO of the JMMB Group, was on Wednesday elected the 20th President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica.

Duncan was elected at a Council meeting held at the PSOJ offices on Hope Road in St Andrew. He succeeds Howard Mitchell who demitted the position after serving for two terms, 2017 to 2019.

Jackie Sharpe, Jeffrey Hall and Mariame Robinson were elected vice presidents while Vikram Dhiman is the new treasurer.

Duncan, who has served as vice president of the PSOJ, shared in a news release that he is looking forward to this new role as he believes that Jamaica is at a critical juncture in its economic history where the current domestic economic environment is favourable and creates real opportunities for the benefit of all Jamaicans.

"The PSOJ will play a leadership, collaborative and facilitatory role in engaging stakeholders under the umbrella of the PSOJ, the State and Civil Society in being a catalyst for Jamaica achieving its social and development objectives under Vision 2030," Duncan said.

The thrust going forward is to build on the platform laid to date by the PSOJ that has focused on addressing issues of SME growth, access to finance, and safety and security, he said, adding that "The modus operandi will be continued advocacy with a special emphasis on engagement, consultation and collaboration on strategic initiatives which can have a meaningful impact on the Private Sector - from Micro businesses to large Corporates, which will contribute to inclusive growth for all Jamaicans".

Duncan also serves as chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, which will continue to monitor Jamaica's economic reform programme despite the expiration of the Precautionary Stand-By Agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

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