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Minna Israel appointed to JPS board

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 6:47 PM
Minna Israel a former banker with more than 30 years of corporate, commercial and retail banking experience has been appointed to the board of the Jamaica Public Service Company.

Minna Israel, special advisor to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on resource development, has been appointed to the board of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS).

“We are pleased to have another Jamaican on our board, especially now when JPS is strategically poised to lead an energy revolution that will help Jamaica achieve the national energy policy objectives of fuel diversity and more affordable energy for all,” said board chairman Jin Won Kim.

Israel is one of three board directors to be appointed by JPS shareholder, Japan-based Marubeni Corporation.

The JPS board is comprised of representatives appointed by the company’s three main shareholders: Marubeni, Korea East West Power and the Government of Jamaica.

Marubeni has maintained a policy of ensuring that at least one of its board directors is Jamaican.

Israel has served as Distinguished Business Fellow at the UWI, Mona School of Business and Management and is presently a special advisor to the vice-chancellor of the UWI on Resource Development.

A former banker with more than 30 years of corporate, commercial and retail banking experience, she previously served as President and Country Head of RBC Royal Bank Jamaica/RBTT Bank Jamaica.

She also served as the first female Country Head of Scotiabank Caribbean, and was the first woman to be elected president of the Bankers Association of Jamaica, a position she held between 2009 and 2011.

Israel has received a number of local, regional and international awards, including the UWI Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

“It is my pleasure to serve on the board of one of the most important organisations in this country,” she said of the latest appointment. 

“I look forward to working with the board members and with the executive team.

This is a commitment that gives me an opportunity to serve Jamaica and impact the lives of people from every walk of life, everyday,” she added.