Conference News

ICAJ Hosts Business Conference

One of the trending topics to be discussed at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica’s (ICAJ) annual Business Conference on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel is “Today's jobs...

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Hon. Michael Lee Chin to Deliver Keynote Address at ICAJ Bus…

Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, O.J., Chairman, Economic Growth Council for Jamaica, will deliver the keynote address at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica’s (ICAJ) Business Conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus...

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ICAJ To Host Business Conference In Kingston

Major players in the financial and accounting industry will be speakers and participants in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica's (ICAJ) annual business conference to be held on October 7.


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Every Jamaican Is Responsible For Economic Growth — Lee-Chin

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Michael Lee-Chin, while touting the Government’s vision of achieving five per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of four years – referred...

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Conference Speakers

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, C.D

President of the University of Technology, Jamaica and former Ambassador to the United States of America

Ambassador Vasciannie has extensive experience in the area of International Law, including service as Chairman of the OAS Committee on Juridical & Political Affairs (2014-2015), and he was a member on the UN International Law Commission for a five-year period from 2007. He has also been a Deputy Solicitor General for Jamaica...

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Mr. Adam Stewart, C.D.

Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International

As a dynamic, and innovative entrepreneur, Mr. Stewart has an in-depth knowledge of the Hospitality Sector, which is complimented by his Executive role with The ATL Group, Jamaica’s longest standing automotive and appliance distributors, which now has a regional footprint.

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Mr. Pip Decker

Senior Vice President, BMR Energy

Mr. Decker has significant experience in the development, construction and operation of wind and solar PV power generation projects. Prior to BMR Energy, Pip owned a US-based solar developer, SunEast, LLC.

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Miss Allison Peart

Country Managing Partner, and Tax Partner
Ernst & Young in Jamaica, and Chair, ICAJ’s Taxation Committee.

With over twenty (20) years of public accounting experience, Miss Peart has also worked for Ernst & Young in Toronto and New York in the International Tax Services Practice. She has extensive experience in the provision of tax due diligence services, and the preparation and review of tax provisions and...

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Mr. Jaideep “Jody” Bhagat

Partner in McKinsey’s Financial Institutions Group

Mr. Bhagat recently served as Head of Digital Channel Sales, Strategy and User Experience at US Bank. He has co-led a multi-year Digital Transformation and Capital Investment project that drove significant organic revenue growth and received industry accolades.

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Ms. Kim Lee

Head of Retail Marketing & TV, FLOW

Ms. Lee’s areas of responsibility with FLOW include driving Broadband and TV subscriber acquisition, deepening growth through retail channels, delivering high impact events and promotional activities, and leading strategy and implementation of tactical sales marketing programmes.

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Mr. George S. Willie

Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co.

With more than thirty-six (36) years in public accounting, Mr. Willie currently serves as the U.S. representative to the Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee of the International Federation of Accountants. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the American Institute for Research.

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Mr. Peter Firstbrook

Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc.

A leading authority on endpoint and server protection strategies and tools, Mr. Firstbrook has been an industry analyst for the past 18 years, 16 years of which were in the security market covering the antimalware strategies.

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Mr. Anthony Pierre

President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC)

Mr. Pierre was elected President of the regional accountancy body, the ICAC in June 2017. He is the Principal of Anthony P Pierre & Co. Chartered Accountants, a member firm of the SFAI Network and Executive Chairman of Evolved Business Solutions Limited. He is also a former partner of Deloitte and Touche (Trinidad & Tobago).

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