JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements

Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Jamaica National Group yesterday celebrated the achievements of its CEO Earl Jarrett.

Last year, when Jarrett was nominated for the Observer Business Leader Award, it was noted that he was a chartered accountant by training but an entrepreneurial executive by instinct who took over a stodgy century-and-a-quarter-year-old building society in 1999 and oversaw its complete makeover in less than two decades.

“Among the big-ticket line items on the firm's ledger that reflect the transformation that happened under this CEO's leadership is the exponential increase in group assets — from $17 billion in 1999 to $200 billion today. To manage this fast-paced growth the company tripled its workforce from 500 to 1,600, and now has branches in all parishes throughout the island. Its banking subsidiary alone has a branch network of 34,” stated the profile explaining Jarrett's qualification for the nomination and written by Moses Jackson, founder of the Business Leader Award programme and chairman of the Award Selection Committee.

In 2015 Jarrett was inducted into the PSOJ Hall of Fame.

Three years earlier he was conferred with two major awards: the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for service in the financial sector; and the Pelican Award from The University of the West Indies Alumni Florida Chapter for outstanding work in business development among the Jamaican Diaspora in the USA.

Yesterday's function for the man who has also dedicated a lot of time to volunteerism, was held at Fort Charles, Port Royal. Here are a few photo highlights.

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