Senior Management Team
Dr. Powell previously had a leadership role in the Agriculture Sector as Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and has served as Group Vice President of Thermoplastics Limited, General Manager of Industrial Sales at Seprod Limited, Assistant General Manager of Facey Commodity Limited and Marketing Director of Hardware & Lumber Limited. As a result of his experience and expertise, Dr. Powell has held board appointments at the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Wallenford Coffee Company Limited, Jamaica Business Planners Limited, and The Banana Board. Additionally, he has served on Management Committees such as Johnson & Johnson and the RADA St. Andrew Parish Office. He has also offered consultancy services to various companies in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Corporate Governance.
Not limiting himself to business pursuits, Dr. Powell has had the pleasure of educating the next generation through his time teaching Strategic Management and Global Marketing Management to graduate students at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Dr. Powell pursued Economics at the University of the West Indies and later continued his studies at Barry University, Florida, where he received a Master of Business Administration. His doctoral degree in Global Business and Leadership was earned at California Intercontinental University in Irvine, California.
To the Agro-Investment Corporation, Dr. Powell brings a wealth of knowledge, a proven track record and an enthusiasm for excellence. He is an avid consumer of both local and international news, a lover of history and a keen conversationalist. He enjoys international travel. He is a Justice of the Peace.
In her role as Director, she implements policies and practices that supports the long term objectives of the corporation. She is responsible for managing and directing the human resource activities and supporting the strategic initiatives to attract, develop and retain the human capital within the Corporation.
She has a passion for people and their development and improvement. Ms. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management and International Business from the University of Technology.
Mr Scarlett holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Agriculture from the University of the West Indies (UWI). He has also gained an Associate of Science Degree in General Agriculture from the College of Agriculture.
Kadiana has won medals and awards for her poems at the JCDC’s annual writing competitions. She has written 3 books, her favorite being, “WHAT A JOURNEY-A Jamaican Experience”. Her educational pursuit began at Shortwood Teachers’ College where she majored in Mathematics and English Literature at the secondary level. She is also the holder of a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the UWI, Mona. She is an ardent Christian and has participated in several leadership roles at her church. She has one son who is a medical doctor.
Kadiana is a person who influences and persuades top ranking people; whose opinion is highly sought after; and whose judgment is respected and trusted.