Joseph M. Matalon was honoured Tuesday for his three years of service as president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) at a luncheon attended by politicians, diplomats, and many of Kingston's most influential business people.
Several persons paid tribute to Matalon at the function - including former PSOJ vice-president Nicholas Scott and current CEO, Sandra Glasgow - especially for his work with the Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE) programme and as chairman of the Private Sector Working Group (PSWG) on tax reform.
He was praised as hard-working, dedicated, friendly, selfless, committed, and described as a leader with a brilliant mind.
Matalon, in turn, gave credit to the "remarkable" team that he worked with at the level of the PSOJ executive, membership, and secretariat staff.
He will continue to serve the PSOJ as leader of the PSWG on tax reform and as chairman of YUTE for the duration of the job experience and mentoring programme. In the latter capacity, Matalon will recommend to the PSOJ what aspects of YUTE should be continued in the future and under what structure.