Jamaica's Response to Public Bodies' Corporate Governance Challenges: From Innovation to Implementation

Dr Vindel L. Kerr, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, W.IDr Vindel L. Kerr, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I is an entrepreneur, scholar, expert practitioner and public policy advisor in corporate governance. Since 2003, Dr Kerr has served more than 300 clients in 23 Countries through GovStrat Limited - an executive learning and management consulting firm he founded. He joined The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago, in January 2014 where he is serving concurrently as an Assistant Professor of Business Ethics. Dr Kerr has facilitated hundreds of learning interventions and trained in excess of 4,000 corporate directors, senior executives/civil servants and government ministers spanning the Caribbean, South America and Southern Africa. He is the sole consultant who developed the Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies of Jamaica and many other CG codes, board charters, evaluation frameworks and strategic plans. His seminal book, ‘Effective Corporate Governance’ was published in 2005. Dr Kerr earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in agriculture, business management, corporate governance and public policy from the University of Manchester, UK; Rutgers University, USA; The UWI, Trinidad & Tobago, and College of Agriculture, Science, & Education, Jamaica, W.I

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