Delanyo Adadevoh, Ph.D.

Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh has a strong passion to see Africa and the world transformed with the unique distinctive of a compelling moral vision based on biblical and ethical values. To this end, he founded the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) in 2002 and currently serves as its President. ILF has the objective of building leaders of integrity for societal transformation.

 

In addition, Prof. Adadevoh serves as a Vice President of an international NGO and is responsible for overseeing Team Leadership globally. In this capacity he helped to establish the Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA), in Harare, Zimbabwe. ALMA offers graduate degrees in Leadership and Management and is now part of the International Leadership University (ILU). He also serves as Chairman of the Global Board for the African Forum on Religion and Government (AFReG).

 

For nearly 40 years, he has shared insights and experiences regarding leadership development with tens of thousands of students, professionals, church leaders, executives, diplomats and heads of state.

 

Prof. Adadevoh earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, a M.A. in Social Science with emphasis on Leadership at Azusa Pacific University in California, and a Ph.D. in Interpretation Theories at Leeds University, England. A citizen of Ghana, West Africa, he has also lived in Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have a son and two daughters and currently live in Orlando, Florida.

 

He has written several books including Leading Transformation in Africa, Moral Vision & National Transformation, Empowering Leadership and Strategic Planning Made Simple.

FR. GUY ARLINGTON KENNETH HEWITT is a priest, diplomat, change manager and community leader and is currently serving as Barbados High Commissioner to the UK since 2014.

 

 

  • Accomplished diplomat and executive with a strong commitment to participation, development and social justice. Ability to lead through the integration of change and engagement processes to achieve results. Strong communicator in audio and digital media and able to present strategic issues at all levels – government, key stakeholders, and the public.

 

  • Responsible for the reenergising of the Barbadian community in the UK and Fundraising of $1million and the successful implementation of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary celebrations in the UK in 2016.

 

  • Regional Manager for City and Guilds Institute, UK where he managed the development and implementation of a strategy to grow technical skills and training certification in the Caribbean including Bermuda.

 

  • Provided Consultancy developmental and management solutions to government and private sector agencies in Barbados

 

  • Director of Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) during the period 2003-2011 in Barbados directing the development and implementation of the strategic plan, new corporate structure, and business development strategy; and providing critical inputs on the organisational change.

 

  • Commonwealth Secretariat (1995-2003) – developed and managed a global programme on gender and national budgets which included the participation of over 20 Commonwealth countries.

 

  • Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre, George Town Guyana (1999) – providing interim executive management to the regional office, including reorganising the administrative and financial systems
Beverly Johnson

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