JWN Top Brass welcome new PSOJ CEO
Wednesday February 1, 2018, Kingston Jamaica:
Newly-installed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Jennifer McDonald and newly-elected President, Howard Mitchell, met with senior executives from J. Wray and Nephew Limited to discuss the company’s plans for 2018, which includes several community-based investment projects that the company will announce in the coming weeks.
The courtesy call from JWN was led by Chairman Clement ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence, Managing Director Jean-Philippe ‘JP’ Beyer, Senior Finance Director, Mark McDonald and Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Tanikie McClarthy Allen.
The group congratulated and extended ‘good wishes’ to incoming PSOJ CEO, Jennifer McDonald, who formerly served as head of the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and thanked the outgoing CEO, Dennis Chung, for his stewardship and facilitation. Chung will begin his new role as CEO of Supreme Ventures Limited today.
JWN, a Gruppo Campari company, is a leading player in the Jamaican business landscape and recently re-opened its Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience (JS-AERE), following a year-long renovation at a whopping cost of US$7.2 million, nearly a billion JA dollars.
The upgrade of the renamed Appleton Estate Rum Tour means that the company and the community of Siloah can now welcome 200,000 visitors to the facilities that previously registered 50,000 persons annually. The new experience features a state-of-the-art restaurant, tasting rooms for sampling some of JWN’s finest rums and vastly enhanced showcasing rooms.
Demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, JWN’s investment also includes a craft village and community centre to ensure that the impact of the project is felt throughout the community of Siloah, the wider South Coast and the society at large.