Beverly Johnson

Owner, CEO and Managing Director of JLB International Ltd

 

A successful executive, with over 35 years’ experience in International Trade, Shipping, Logistics and Marketing; having worked in managerial capacity in all sphere of transport integration.

  • Owner, CEO and Managing Director of JLB International Ltd: – International Shipping and Freight Forwarding agency with offices in Jamaica and the United Kingdom providing agency representation to Shipping Line/ISO-Tank Operators/NVOCC/Air-Cargo Consolidation with offices in Kingston & Montego Bay, Jamaica; Birmingham & London, UK and a franchise in Manchester, UK
  • CEO & Managing Director JLB International (Foods) – Importers and distributors of authentic Caribbean Processed Foods, in the UK.
  • Co-Owner, Isocon-JLB International Ltd:- The first ISO-Tank Maintenance Facility in the Caribbean region. A Scottish-Jamaica partnership
  • Owner & CEO of Enterprise Caribbean Inc, UK; bridging gap for Caribbean Food Exports to the EU and Africa using Birmingham, UK as our HUB/Gateway to the Global Marketplace, providing access to new markets, marketing, promotion and brand awareness for Caribbean authentic products.
  • CEO & Managing Director, Johnson International Freight Network Ltd, (JIFNET) Jamaica
  • A Trainer in International Logistics/Trade Agreements at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), Jamaica
  • Trainer/Facilitator on Jamaica’s Export Procedures – JAMPRO’s Workshops
  • Logistics Consultant – Agri-business Forum -European Commission, Italy 2016 and IICA & CTA, Grenada 2014.
  • Logistics Providers for the Jamaican Government/Traders for the 2012 Olympics, UK
  • Former trainer to Jamaica Customs on International Freight Forwarding
  • Former trainer for UN/Trainmar, Trinidad, assigned to the English speaking Caribbean(1989 – 2002) for training on International Freight Forwarding
  • Former Systemwide Cargo Manager, Air Jamaica Ltd; with responsibility for Air Jamaica’s cargo operations Worldwide (1995-1997)
  • Former Market Manager of DHL Express, Jamaica
  • Former Local Agent Representative for Emery Worldwide
  • The Immediate Past President of the Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica, having served as president for 10 years.

Accomplishment:

  1. Honouree of the International Women’s Day 2015 Award for sterling contribution to the Diaspora in the UK by the H.E, Hon Aloun Ndombet Assamba, High Commissioner for Jamaica in the UK
  2. Winner, Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM)Compete Caribbean/IADB Grant/Award 2013, for Innovation and Vision – Isocon-JLB International Ltd.
  3. Winner of the Jamaica Times 2014 Award for International Shipping.
  4. Winner of the European Federation of Black-Women in Business Award, (BIBA), 2007.

Social Responsibility

  • Annual Christmas feeding programme to the less fortunate, Kingston Jamaica (2008 – present)
  • Founding Member of the Black Business Community Initiative – Fundraiser and Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Gala Dinner, Birmingham UK (2008 – present)
  • Collaborator of the JN/Kiwanis Movement Blood Bank Initiative, Kingston, Jamaica, 2015
  • Organiser of Food Bank Programme, Church of God of Prophecy, Birmingham UK