SEPROD FOUNDATION providing scholarships for over 30 years

ABOUT

Seprod Foundation has been providing scholarships for over 30 years and most recently began to play a role in bringing innovative experiences to children in Jamaica. Major projects include the World Robot Olympiad, the Hour of Code, Jamaican Girls Coding, Scratch Day and professional development opportunities for teachers in technology. We have supported social interventions such as the National Youth Orchestra and Freedom Skatepark, providing opportunities for young people to engage with sport and music. We believe these investments in the human capital of Jamaica will not only inspire more careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, but also equip our country for a more rewarding future.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Melanie Subratie
Chairperson

Melanie Subratie is Chairman and CEO of Stanley Motta Ltd, a company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, responsible for developing over 230k sq ft of real estate from concept to completed construction, to a fully tenanted technology park. She is Vice Chairman of Musson (Ja) Ltd, a Director of all its subsidiaries, in addition to being Vice Chairman of General Accident, Eppley Ltd, and T. Geddes Grant. She is Chairman of Transaction E-Pins Ltd. and sits on the executive of Seprod Group of Companies and all of its subsidiary boards. Melanie chairs the Audit Committee for both Productive Business Solutions Ltd and Seprod Ltd. She is also the Chairman of the Musson Foundation, a founder and Chairperson of Jamaican Girls Coding, and Chairman of RISE Life Management Services.

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Richard Pandohie
Board Member

Mr. Pandohie has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Seprod Limited since January, 2015. He has held managerial positions in several corporations in the Caribbean and Central America. He has been the Deputy President of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (now the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association) since 2015 and a Director of Red Stripe Limited since 2016. He holds a MBA in Corporate Finance and Operations Management from the McGill University and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from The University of the West Indies.

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Byron Thompson
Board Member

Mr. Thompson is a former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Seprod Group of Companies. He also sits on the Board of Seprod’s subsidiaries and Audit Committee. He is also a Director of Eppley Limited and the Salvation Army Advisory Board and a Council member of the Bureau of Standards. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Geology from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from Barry University, Florida, USA.

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Maxim Rochester
Board Member

Mr. Rochester is a current member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. He was also a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and played a significant role in the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in Jamaica. Mr. Rochester was also a former Territory Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was with the firm for 38 years. He has extensive experience in the Banking and Insurance Sectors with over thirty years experience in audit services and is quite knowledgeable in financial systems, regulatory environment and reporting requirements.

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Peter John Thwaites
Board Member

Mr. Thwaites is a retired Insurance Executive, a past President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and a past Chairman of the Electoral Advisory Committee, now the Electoral Commission of Jamaica. He is a Director of Facey Commodity Company Limited, Crime Stop Jamaica, Thwaites Finson Sharp Insurance Brokers, Guardian General Insurance Jamaica, a subsidiary of Guardian Holdings of Trinidad and Tobago and Rototech International Limited.

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Patrick Scott
Board Member

Patrick A. W Scott is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Facey Commodity Company Limited and the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Facey Group. Prior to these appointments, he served as Managing Director and as a Director of the company. A seasoned executive, Mr. Scott also sits on the main Boards of the Musson Group and was a key figure in the global development of Facey’s Telecom business. Additionally, during his tenure as General Manager of the Pharmaceutical Division of Facey Commodity Company Limited, he was instrumental in its strong and rapid growth.

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Roger Drinkall
Board Member

As the General Manager for International Biscuit Limited, Roger is responsible for Manufacturing, Sales and for driving the overall performance of the organisation. Roger has held a variety of senior roles within the Seprod and Facey Commodity family over the last six years spanning Sales, Distribution, Marketing and Manufacturing. Prior to this, he spent seven years with Jamaica Broilers working in Manufacturing and Distribution in both the Jamaican and Haitian markets. He holds a BSc in Geography in Natural Resource Management from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

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