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Board Members

Gary Hendrickson CD, JP

EXIM's Chairman, Gary “Butch” Hendrickson is the Chairman and CEO of Continental Baking Co. Ltd. and Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St Lucia.

He additionally servers as teh President of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), a Vice President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), and sits on the Board of Rainforest Seafoods, Sationary & Office Supplies Limited, the King’s House Foundation, and the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ).

Educated at Jamaica College, Miami Military Academy and Fordham University, Mr. Hendrickson was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander in October 2014 and inducted in the PSOJ Hall of Fame in 2016.

In recognition of his distinguished service, Mr. Hendrickson is also the recipient of the following:

  • Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Honoris Causa – 2017
  • Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree, Honoris Causa – 2017
  • G. Raymond Chang Award for Philanthropy – 2017
  • The Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award – 2016


Lisa Bell
Managing Director

Mrs. Bell has held the position of Managing Director since May 2010. She has over twenty years’ experience in providing financial, analytical, project and general management expertise in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the EXIM Bank, Mrs. Bell held the position of Deputy President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). She holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Miami, Florida, USA.

She is also a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston.

Albert Webb

Albert Webb, a Banker, spent some 33 years with CIBC in various positions in Canada, Bahamas and Jamaica - with the last being Group Managing Director of CIBC/FCIB Jamaica – before retiring to focus on his private investing activities. Over the years he has also served on the Boards of a number of entities in both the private and the public sector as Director or Chairman. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies, an Executive Development/Advanced Management Diploma from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Bevan Callam, JP

Bevan Callam is a career Banker, who spent many years with one of Jamaica’s leading commercial banks. He worked in several areas of the bank, including Operations, Finance, Branch Banking, Corporate and Commercial Banking and Credit Risk Management.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, serves on a numeber of Boards and Committees, and is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of Kingston.

Norman Ried, JP

Norman Reid is a retired Banker with over 40 years’ experience in the Financial Services Sector. He served in capacity as Senior Assistant General Manager at his last posting and his areas of expertise span, credit analysis, underwriting, sales, internal audit, change management, operations and training. Norman holds a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance, The ACIB and is a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance. He is a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St. James.

Geoffrey Ziadie

Geoffrey Ziadie is the Founder and CEO of Chad-Ad Distributors Limited. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance. With over 25 years of experience in business, he now currently serves as a Director of Newport Forklift Services Limited and Kingston Industrial Garage Limited.

Lacey Ann Bartley

Lacey Ann Bartley currently holds the position of Managing Director of Bartley’s All in Wood (Bartley’s Craft), a family business offering 20 years of experience in wood-work and furniture building. She has also worked at the UWI Regional Headquarters in the capacity as UWISTAT Facilitator and Communications Officer.
She has Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (Operations) and a Masters in Government from the University of the West Indies.
Lacey Ann is an active member of her professional community though memberships, leadership roles and various awards recognising her contributions:

  • Member of the Brandon Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean (BCECO);
  • Member of Women Business Owner (WBO);
  • Member of Furniture Jamaica (JBDC);
  • Member of the Jamaica Association of Young Professionals (JAYP);
  • Public Relations Officer of the Manchester High School Past Students Association;
  • 1st Runner Up for Miss Manchester Festival Queen 2013 (receiving the prize for most community involved);
  • Received National Bakery Bold Ones in Manufacturing Award;
  • Awarded Jamaica Business Development Corporation Entrepreneur of the Year 2014; and
  • Winner of the Guinness Made of More 2016 award.

Racquell Brown
Racquell Brown has successfully developed a growing brand, receiving numerous awards to date, including:

  • JMA Eddie Hall New Manufacturer of the Year 2015;
  • Commonwealth Organization Award 2013 for being one of the nice female-owned businesses to represent the Commonwealth at the Spring Fair International Trade Show in Birmingham UK;
  • National Bakery’s BOLD ONES in Manufacturing Award 2014;
  • The Ignite Award from the Development Bank of Jamaica.

Her professional focus is in Marketing and International Business, and she holds a Professional Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and International Business from the University of Technology and possesses 14 years of Marketing experience.