Board Of Directors
Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited (SIJL)


Dr. Dodridge D. Miller, FCCA, MBA, LLM
Director

Dr. Dodridge Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC) since July 1, 2002. He is Chairman and a Director of many subsidiaries within the Sagicor group such of Sagicor Group Jamaica limited, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Investments Limited and Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited.

 He is a UK trained Chartered Certified Accountant who holds a MBA in Finance and a Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies. He is also a Director of Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited.

 


Mr Richard O. Byles, BSc, MSc.
Director

Mr Byles is the Chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. Under his leadership the Group has evolved through a series of acquisitions, the most recent being the purchase of the banking operations of RBC Jamaica.

Prior to his tenure at Sagicor Group, Mr Byles was the President and CEO of Pan Jamaican Investment Trust Limited (Pan Jam) where he steered that group through a number of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. He successfully led Pan Jam's largest subsidiary; First Life Insurance Company Limited, through the financial crisis in the 1990's. He remains a Director of Pan Jam.

Mr Byles is also Board Chairman of the Sagicor Real Estate X-Fund and Desnoes and Geddes Limited, brewers of Red Stripe Beer as well as a Director of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited. He is a Vice President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica and Co-chairman of Jamaica's Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), which has oversight responsibility for the implementation of the current IMF Agreement with the Government of Jamaica. 

Mr Byles holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies and a MSc. in National Development from the University of Bradford, England.

 


Mr Paul A.B. Facey, B.Sc., MBA
Director

Mr Paul Facey is Vice President-Investments at Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited.  He has a wide range of experience in banking, investment, manufacturing, retail and distribution. He is a Director of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited

He holds a B.Sc. in Marketing and Management at the University of South Florida and a MBA in Finance from Florida International Business School.

 


Mr Peter K. Melhado BSc, MBA
Chairperson

Mr Melhado is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ICD Group and Chairman of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited, a local conglomerate with interests in real estate, construction, property management, general insurance and business process outsourcing, brings a wealth of experience to these new roles.

With a proven track record in the financial services industry from 1993, Mr Melhado held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Group and led the acquisition of Sigma Investment Managers in 2001, resulting in the formation of Manufacturers Sigma. He remained in that position until the merger of Manufacturers Sigma and Pan Caribbean in 2004.

He is on the Board of Directors of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited, and Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited. 

He is a former Vice President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica and serves as a Chairman of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited. Mr Melhado attained a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, with a major in Finance

 


Mr Colin Steele BBA, CPA, MBA
Director

Mr Steele is an entrepreneur in the retail business and a housing developer who began his career as a Certified Public Accountant. He is experienced in lending, capital markets and investment banking. Colin has served as a Director of several Government companies including the Port Authority of Jamaica and the University Hospital of the West Indies. He also served as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. 

 


Mr Donovan H. Perkins BA (Hons.), MBA
Director

President & CEO, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited

Mr Perkins has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited as well as Board Member of Sagicor Investment s Jamaica Limited. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry, both locally and in the United States. 

He previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited (since 1993) and was responsible for the company's overall direction and operations. He has led the company through a number of mergers and acquisitions, resulting in the formation of a strong and diversified financial services group. He remains a director of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited. Mr Perkins is a Board Member of Pan Jamaican Investments Trust Limited and the Jamaica Producers Group. He is also Chairman of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Tourism Linkages Council. He previously served in the public sector as Deputy Chairman of the National Water Commission as well as Director of the National Insurance Fund and Jamaica Social Investment Fund.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance (Hons.) from the University of South Florida and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Daren School at The University of Virginia.

 

Mr Bruce R. V. James BSc, MBA
Director

Mr James has over 15 years of experience in banking and has held many senior positions at Citibank N.A. Jamaica Branch including Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking and Relationship Management. His expertise includes Risk Management and Analysis, marketing of Credit products, Relationship Management and Leadership. 

Bruce is the President and co-founder of the MVP Track and Field Club and Manager of the Wolmer's Boys' School Track Team. Bruce is a professional track and field analyst across various media, including television and radio. He is also an international motivational speaker.

 


Philip W. Armstrong, BSc
Director and Acting President, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Ltd

Deputy CEO, Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited

Mr Armstrong is the Deputy CEO of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited. He joined the group in 2004 from Citibank locally where he was Resident Vice President. An engineer by training Philip brings over 18 years of securities, derivatives and financial expertise gained from New York and Jamaica. Philip is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is currently the Treasurer of the Jamaica Bankers Association and a Director of British Caribbean Insurance Company.

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