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AMCHAM President Gets International Award

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Ron McKay (left), converses with Blane Stoddart, businessman and founder of the Young Caribbean Professional Network, in Philadelphia last week.
From left: Jason Frandi of the Penn Relays; John Dunfee; James Kelly of JAK Securities; Ron McKay, ADS Global's chief executive officer and American Chamber of Commerce Jamaica president and Irwin Clare, chief executive officer and founder of Team Jamaica Bickle, take time for a quick photo at the event.
Ron McKay (left), president of the American Chamber of Commerce (Jamaica), accepts the International Entrepreneur of the Year award from William R. Sasso, prominent Philadelphia businessman and attorney-at-law.
Alexis Penna (left), of New Jersey; Delano Seiveright, project consultant, and South African businesswoman ,Thendo Ramaite are in a good mood at the awards event.

Ron McKay, president of the American Chamber of Commerce Jamaica (AMCHAM) and chief executive officer of ADS Global, is the recipient of this year's International Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

It was presented at an event held recently at the exclusive Pyramid Club atop the BNY Mellon Center skyscraper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

Hosted by the Young Professional Caribbean Network (YCPN), founded by young businessman and Wharton graduate, Blane Stoddart, there was strong support from members of the Philadelphia business and philanthropic communities, Caribbean students of nearby universities, including the Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, and friends of McKay from as far as South Africa.


strong business savvy


McKay was commended for his strong business savvy, big heart for Jamaica and strong sense of corporate social responsibility, borne out through his support of philanthropic efforts, notably his support for ensuring young Caribbean athletes are able to participate in the yearly Penn Relays, held in the city.

The Penn Relays is the largest track and field meet in the United States and has occurred annually for 121 years.

ADS Global, based in Montego Bay, has been developing call centres with a wide variety of management solutions and consulting services since 1986.

The company has built and operated call centres for Fortune 1000 companies in many industries and employs hundreds of young Jamaicans.