Monday, September 18, 2023

It's been 10 years since the Mona School of Business merged with the Department of Management Studies to create what's now known as the Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM), and the principals are understandably in celebratory mode!

Indeed, MSBM leaders, partners, past heads, and executive directors were lauded Thursday last, inside the Jamaica Pegasus ballroom at a black-tie gala and awards ceremony that saw corporate leaders receiving Business Excellence Awards.

There was, too, acknowledgement of emerging business leaders; a nod to an outstanding public sector CEO; and recognition of distinguished alumni.

The highlight of the evening, though, was the organisation's charitable gesture. "We not only teach business but do business at the MSBM. So against that background ... I am pleased to announce that the MSBM will be awarding 10 scholarships (five undergraduate and five postgraduate) to students who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen field," said Executive Director Dr David McBean. He urged those present to contribute to even more scholarships "to both celebrate excellence as well as to help needy students complete their courses of study".

Page 2 is in a giving mood.

Locale co-principal Kerry-Ann Clarke hit the red carpet with CEO of Supreme Ventures Gaming Limited Xesus Johnston. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
... Rochelle Cameron had the spotlight on her in a Safidah floor-grazer. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Chief of Defence Staff Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss-Gorman (left) had the support of her mother, Marie Freckleton. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Honorees (from left): Scotia Group Jamaica President & CEO Audrey Tugwell Henry; CEO of the Port Authority of Jamaica Professor Gordon Shirley; and VM Group President and CEO Courtney Campbell (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Christopher Zacca, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited president and CEO and recipient of the MSBM Outstanding Business Leader Award walked the red-carpet with his sister, director of operations for the Sandals Foundation Karen Zacca. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Principal of the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Densil Williams and his wife Tracy-ann Henry Williams were quite the affable pair. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) Executive Director Dr David McBean (left) exchanged notes with Chairman of Wisynco Group Limited and recently appointed MSBM Chair William Mahfood. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
The Lab Managing Director and recipient of the MSBM 10th Anniversary Emerging Business Leader Award Kimala Bennett dazzled in a custom design by Keneea Linton Designs. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

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