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OUR PEOPLE

Industrial Chemical Company is owned by the Ewart Family and is led by a Board of Directors that accumulatively have more than 50 years experience managing and operating diverse businesses in Jamaica.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PETER MELHADO- CHAIRMAN

Mr. Melhado is President & CEO of the ICD Group Limited, a Jamaican conglomerate with businesses in construction, insurance, and property management. After serving in a senior position at Desnoes and Geddes (makers of Red Stripe Beer) he joined Manufacturers Group in 1993 and became CEO in 1995 until its merger with Pan Caribbean Bank Limited (now Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited).

He currently serves as Chairman of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited, West Indies Home Contractors, American International School of Kingston, and CGM Gallagher Group and current directorships include Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, British Caribbean Insurance Company and Red Stripe.

Peter is a former Vice President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. He is a graduate of McGill University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and MBA with a concentration in Finance from Columbia Business School (New York)

BRIAN JARDIM – DIRECTOR

Mr. Jardim is the founder and CEO of Rainforest Seafood, a leading supplier of sea food in the Caribbean. Prior operating Rain forest, Brian in 1995 partnered with Ian Dear and together built and operated 12 restaurants and bars in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos including the Caribbean franchise for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaretville.

Mr. Jardim’s experience spans both the distributive trade and the hospitality industry in Jamaica and the Caribbean having spent 10 years working with the ATL / Sandals Group where he rose to President of Sandals Resort.

Brian is a graduate of University of Florida where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Financial Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.

He is a member of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) and a Director of First Global Bank, CGM Gallagher and the Jamaica Observer

LYNDEN NUGENT- MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Nugent has a wealth of experience in the technical, project, operations and general management in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Nugent prior to his appointment as Managing Director served as General Manager, Technical Manager, Projects Manager and Operations Manager for the Company.

He joined ICC after working at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (J.B.I.) and left that organization as the Director of Process Research& Analysis.

Lynden holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance), Diploma in Management Studies and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.

He has a strong sense of community and has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew for 30 years and has served as Distinguished President and Secretary and as a Director of the Kiwanis Foundation of Jamaica.

Mr. Nugent is Vice President of the Jamaica Exporters Association, he also holds directorship on the boards of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Conrad Douglas & Associates and ESTECH Limited.

JEANINE EWART – DIRECTOR

Ms. Ewart has spent over 15 years as General Manager and Administrative Manager for Ledermode Limited a tannery and shoe manufacturing company and Power Tractors Limited, a Distributor for the Caterpillar brand in Jamaica. Both Companies belonged to the Alkali Group of Companies to which Industrial Chemical Company was also a member.

In the year 2000, Jeanine, led by her passion for young children pursued her teaching accreditation with a specialization in Early Childhood Education and taught at St. Andrew Prepartory School. In 2005 she was appointed Vice Prinicipal, a position she held for two years.

Jeanine holds a B.S in Management with a specialization in Marketing from Freeman School of Business (New Orleans), a Diploma in Teaching with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from Shortwood Teacher’s College and a Masters in Education from American Intercontinental University.

MATHEW WRIGHT- DIRECTOR

Mr. Wright is the founder of IWC Capital Management LLC, a New York based manager of real estate focused private equity funds. Mr. Wright is a member of the firm’s investment management team and has oversight responsibility for the firm’s investment strategy, portfolio acquisitions and the overall direction of the firm.

Mr. Wright has over 14 years experience in the areas of real estate investments, capital markets infrastructure finance and corporate risk management having worked with the Emerging Market Bank of the US financial services provider Citigroup (EMCB) in the capacity as corporate credit risk analyst and Assistant Vice President for Capital Markets. Prior to his tenure at EMCB, Mr. Wright held the position Vice President in the Infrastructure Finance Group of Citibank Global Capital Markets- New York.

Mathew is a former Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar and holds a Master of Philosophy in Environment and Economic Development from Cambridge University, a Masters of Arts Degree in International Development Policy from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for Victoria Mutual Building Society and Victoria Mutual Wealth Management Company. He also serves a s a Director of WIHCON Properties Limited.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

LYNDEN NUGENT – MANAGING DIRECTOR

ELSIE WHYTE – FINANCIAL MANAGER

DOREEN WEBLEY- SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS MANAGER

PATRICK ALLEN – PRODUCTION MANAGER

GARFIELD BATTS – MAINTENANCE ENGINEER MANAGER

Judith Llewellyn – Sales & Marketing Manager