Clement Hugh Lloyd ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence, CD

Clement ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence has over four decades of experience in leading private sector manufacturing, marketing, and distribution companies in Jamaica. He began his career with Colgate Palmolive Company (Jamaica) Limited in 1978, where he served in various key leadership capacities within manufacturing operations, including positions in Manufacturing Systems and Production Management.

In 1995, he joined the former Lascelles deMercado Group, serving in senior leadership positions in the various subsidiaries including Federated Pharmaceuticals Limited, Lascelles Limited, Agricultural Chemicals Limited, Lascelles Laboratories Limited, Plastic Containers Limited and, finally, J. Wray & Nephew Limited, a Campari Group Company, where he served as Chief Operating Officer (Production, Sales & Marketing); Managing Director and, ultimately, as Chairman of that company.  He has also served as Chairman of the J. Wray & Nephew Foundation. Currently he serves as Chairman of the Spirits Pool Association Limited, Caribbean Molasses Company (Jamaica) Limited and the Sugar Industry Authority.

Jimmy is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where he gained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He also has pursued management and leadership training, both locally and internationally.

In 2017 he was recognized by the Government of Jamaica and was awarded the Order of Distinction, in the Rank of Commander Class (CD), for invaluable contribution to the Spirits Industry and Economic Development.

He is married to Dr Monica Lawrence and is the father of two children.