Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean

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Jai Rampersad
Bunny Import and Export Limited (TT)
Arthur Lok Jack School of Business (Mt. Hope Campus)

Mr. Jai Rampersad is a Management Specialist with over 10 years of experience both internationally and within the Caribbean region. His experience spanned several different areas such as in Bunny Imports as the General Manager; the University of the West Indies (St Augustine Campus) as a Part time Lecturer; the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business as a Practicum Advisor; Excaliber Foods International as Operations Manager; Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries as Head of Peoples Issues Unit; Gate Gourmet (UK); Pernod Richard (UK) and CARDI. At Bunnys Import and Export Limited, he spearheaded the project for the development and implementation of an economic ‘value chain’ trade model that would promote the intra and extra regional trade in the Caribbean. He has also been part of team for research projects such as the ‘Regional Transformation Programme’ for the CARICOM Secretariat and private consultancies for companies such as LG Engineering (Trinidad and Tobago). He was also the former President of the Agribusiness Society (UWI) and also part of other groups such as the Agriculture Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the Orange Grove Farmers Association.

His vast experience is strengthen by his strong academic background. He graduated from the University of the West Indies with First Class Honors with the B.Sc. Agribusiness Management and later received a ‘Diamond in the Rough’ scholarship where he attended the Arthur Lok Jack School Graduate School of Business where he graduated with Distinction in the International Masters of Business Administration. Throughout his academic career he received several awards such as the ‘Marchioness de Anglesey’ Award (best all-round first year student), ‘Head of Department’ Award (Best performance in Agricultural Economics and Extension), ‘Scotiabank’ Award (Best performance in Finance and Management), ‘Dr Chelston W. D. Brathwaite’ Award (Best Final Year Project) and ‘Petrotrin’ Book Prize (Best Performance in Agribusiness Management).

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