Joseph M. Matalon
Joseph M. Matalon, CD is the Chairman of First Angels Jamaica Limited and a Founding Member of FirstAngelsJA. He is the Chairman of ICD Group Limited, and its subsidiaries CGM Gallagher Group Limited and British Caribbean Insurance Company Limited. He is a director of West Indies Home Contractors Limited, WIHCON Properties Limited, Prime Asset Management Limited, Matalon Homes Limited, the US based International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Advantage Communications Inc., among others. He chairs the boards of the Development Bank of Jamaica and YUTE Limited and is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hillel Academy in Kingston, Jamaica
JJ Geewax is an engineer at Google and a Founding Director of First Angels Jamaica Limited. He is a Founding Member of FirstAngelsJA.
Mrs. Melanie M. Subratie
Musson Group Limited
Mrs. Melanie M. Subratie is Vice Chairman of the Musson Group Limited, Chairman at Transactions E-Pins Ltd. and a Managing Director at Productive Business Solutions Ltd. She is on the Board of Directors at Seprod Ltd., General Accident Insurance Co. Jamaica Ltd., Facey Commodity Co. Ltd., and Eppley Ltd. Ms. Subratie was previously employed as a Principal by DeHavilland Information Services Plc and a Principal by Deloitte & Touche LLP UK. She received her undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Keith Duncan is a Founding Director of First Angels Jamaica Limited and a Founding Member of FirstAngelsJA. He is the Chairman of Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited at (JMMB).
Jamaica Venture Fund
Wayne Sutherland is the Managing Director of the Jamaica Venture Fund. He has been an Angel Investor since 2009 investing in entities in the ICT, manufacturing and financial services sectors.
Co-Founder & Manager, FirstAngelsJA
Sandra is the Founder & Managing Director of BizTactics Limited and a founding member of Jamaica’s first angel investor network, FirstAngelsJA. She serves on several boards – she is an Independent Director of the NCB Financial Group Limited and the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited, chairing the Corporate Governance Committee and sitting on the Executive, Risk, Audit and HR and Compensation Committees.
She is an independent Director of Stanley Motta Limited, Chairman of the National Crime Prevention Fund (Crime Stop Jamaica), Chairman of eMedia Interactive Group Limited and iCreate Limited, Director of Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited, Multicare Youth Foundation Limited, Hillel Academy, DRT Communications Limited, LoanCirrus Limited, and SiFi Studios Jamaica Limited. She is the Chairman and Trustee of the SMART Retirement Fund, Trustee of the NCB Pension Funds (1986 and 1999), Mentor to Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited, and a member of the Global Network Council, Eisenhower Fellowships, USA.
Her career over the past 40 years has centered on developing entrepreneurship and supporting growth-aspiring firms. She founded the Technology Innovation Centre at the University of Technology, Jamaica and has played pivotal roles in developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Zoology and Applied Botany and a Master of Business Administration specializing in the Management of Technology, from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She is certified as a Trainer of Trainers in Corporate Governance Board Leadership by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a Trainer of Trainers in Business Ethics by the Inter-American Investment Corporation and the US Department of Commerce. She was Jamaica’s Eisenhower Fellow in 2000.
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