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Foster joins JOA as CEO

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Board of directors of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has announce the appointment of Ryan Foster as its Chief Executive Officer.

Foster, the former group chief executive officer of Tastee Limited (having served the company previously as its group chief financial officer and chief operations officer) is a well respected achiever in the corporate world and sport fraternity with a proven track record of delivering outstanding business and commercial results and dynamic sport governance and management.

In the field of business, Foster is widely acknowledged for his exceptional skills at organisational re-engineering and transformation that have resulted in increased efficiencies and profitability, enhanced stakehokders' satisfaction levels, increased public confidence and institutional reputation.

A very accomplished corporate executive, he continues to distinguish himself as a transformational leader and has been the recipient of several awards.

In relation to sport, Foster is a well-respected speaker on various topics, including sport governance, branding and marketing, the monetisation of assets and sport as a community and national development tool and GDP driver.

He has the distinction of spearheading several initiatives for increased private-sector sponsorship of sport at the primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as community levels, and as the chief executive officer of Tastee Limited, he successfully implemented, among other projects, a sport support and welfare programme for representative sport associations and federations and a scholarship and welfare programme, along with prize monies for JISA preparatory schools track and field, football and netball teams.

President of Skateboarding Jamaica Limited and a director of the Jamaica Paralympic Association who served as Head of Jamaica's Delegation to the 2017 London World Para Athletics Championships, he brings to the sport administration a wealth of knowledge and competences in policy making and operations born out of a demonstrative commitment to, and a love for sport.

Foster holds a master's degree in accounting from the University of the West Indies (Mona), where he lectured Financial Accounting and Management in the Department of Management Studies and was the recipient of the prestigious Carlton Morrison Award from the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences in the area of advanced Financial Accounting.