Saturday, 15 September 2018

NEWS FEED: Theatre’s Oliver Mair to be appointed Consul-General to Miami + Major Hugh Blake now heads up Supreme Ventures Racing + Joseph M. Matalon set for PSOJ Hall of Fame honours

LIVING LEGEND: Corporate-world stalwart Joseph M. Matalon is set to become the 26th inductee into the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame. Past inductees include Earl Jarrett and Don Wehby. “It’s obviously very flattering that the PSOJ would seek to induct me. I am humbled and, at the same time, very grateful and happy,” says Matalon, who has served as founding Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Foundation and is a former Chair of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and current Chair of the ICD Group Holdings. The PSOJ is certain they picked the perfect candidate to honour this year. “[His] contribution to nation-building is not just limited to economic transformation,” notes CEO, Jennifer McDonald. “He has also impacted the lives of thousands of young Jamaicans through community engagement and charitable work.” 

>> Effective September 10, Major Hugh Blake is the new CEO at Supreme Venture Racing and Entertainment. Blake succeeds Brando Hayden, who occupied the post for a short period before departing the company. A commissioned officer of the Jamaican army, Blake also has a background in business that has seen him working with such notable entities as Jamaica Cane Products Sales and the Lascelles deMercado conglomerate. Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment is used by parent company Supreme Ventures Limited to oversee its horseracing business, Caymanas Park. 

>> Buoyed by his passion for Brand Jamaica, coupled with his wide experience in marketing, sales and the arts, as well as agro-processing real-estate and tourism, Oliver Mair has been tapped to take over as Jamaica’s consul-general to Miami this month. A former sales and marketing manager at Jamaica Broilers, Mair replaces Franz Hall, now the Director of Protocol in the foreign affairs ministry. Mair, an award-winning theatre practitioner, has also worked with the Jamaica Table Tennis Association and Air Jamaica.

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