DON WEHBY

Position: 
CHAIRMAN

Don Wehby is the Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Limited. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Wehby held several positions including Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer - GK Investments, Group Chief Operating Officer, Group Finance Manager, Deputy Finance Director, Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Services Division.

He was charged with the responsibility for leading the Group's local and international expansion especially as this relates to banking, investments and insurance services. He has directed the listing of the company in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange sited in St. Kitts. Under his leadership, GraceKennedy acquired 100% ownership of First Global Bank Ltd., now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Services Division, the division's pre-tax profit rose from $280 million in 2000 to $1.417 billion in 2005, an increase of 406 %.

In September 2007, Mr. Wehby resigned from his positions at GraceKennedy Ltd. and its Board of Directors to serve for two years as Government Senator and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Following this public service stint, he was reappointed to the Board of Directors of GraceKennedy Ltd.

Mr. Wehby is currently New Zealand’s Honorary Consul to Jamaica, following his appointment in September 2015. Additionally, in March 2016, he was appointed by Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, as an Independent Senator, which will once again allow him to offer his services by giving an independent, non-aligned voice in critical national matters, including among other things, helping to shape new legislation and amend existing legislation in need of reform.

A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Mr. Wehby holds both a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from The University of the West Indies and has completed an Advanced Management College certificate course at Stanford University.