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JM | Nov 23, 2022

Don Wehby to deliver MSBM’s Inaugural James Moss-Solomon Memorial Lecture at The UWI

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James Moss-Solomon

The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) is set to host the inaugural James Moss-Solomon Memorial Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, next Wednesday (November 30).

The lecture will be delivered by Senator Don Wehby, Group CEO, GraceKennedy.

Making the announcement, Dr David McBean, executive director of the MSBM, said: “Jamaica lost a gifted and loyal son of the soil with the death  of James ‘Jimmy’ Moss-Solomon earlier this year. He was a business executive, philanthropist and mentor extraordinaire who was instrumental in building a meaningful relationship between the university and industry.”

He added: “We had the privilege of his amazing intellect and experience as executive in residence at the MSBM where he leveraged his years of executive management experience, social capital and vast personal and business networks to provide tremendous support to faculty, staff and students. In honour of his life and legacy, MSBM will launch this lecture series to bring together members of academia and industry to contend with the business and management issues which were so dear to him.”

Jimmy Moss-Solomon with Don Wehby.

A respected captain of industry, Moss-Solomon was a former president for two consecutive terms of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce; vice president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica; president, Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce and private sector advisor to the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery.    

Noting that Moss-Solomon’s career encompassed major executive roles at GraceKennedy & Co Ltd, including executive chairman of Hi-Lo and Medi-Grace Ltd, founding director of the Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation and the GraceKennedy Foundation, McBean said: “The MSBM is honoured that Senator Wehby has agreed to present the inaugural lecture. He is  uniquely placed to do so based on his close association with Mr Moss-Solomon as well his vast experience in international business and trade.”

“Jimmy was a major catalyst for the school’s advocacy role in offering a series of public fora that facilitated discussions on topical business and management issues and also served as Guest Lecturer for several courses. MSBM is therefore proud to preserve his legacy in this way.”

Dr David McBean, executive director of the MSBM

The lecture takes on additional significance as the MSBM this year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the merger of two formidable forerunners –  Mona School of Business (MSB) and the Department of Management Studies (DOMS), UWI, Mona.

McBean said: “As we celebrate a decade of excellence and innovation, MSBM continues to provide outstanding business and management education opportunities of the highest calibre with a cadre of graduates that are making significant contributions in Jamaica and the region.

“Jimmy was a major catalyst for the school’s advocacy role in offering a series of public fora that facilitated discussions on topical business and management issues and also served as Guest Lecturer for several courses.  MSBM is therefore proud to preserve his legacy in this way.”

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