Harold Davis, JP
Harold Davis, JP
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
HAROLD DAVIS, JP is a trained Industrial Engineer with over twenty-five years’ experience in industrial development. With a Master of Science degree in Innovation Management and Leadership from the University of York, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, his areas of specialisation include Entrepreneurship, Creative Industries, Innovation Management, Development Finance and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) development strategies.
A proud graduate of Excelsior High School; Mr. Davis, a Creative and Design Thinker is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and has served in this capacity since 2001.
He admits that witnessing as well as playing an integral role in the evolution of the organisation from its genesis in 2001 to where it now stands, has been a rewarding achievement. JBDC’s role as a central part of the eco-system and the level of respect it garners is quite remarkable.
Mr. Davis’ current professional positions and affiliations include:
- Board Member – JAMCOPY
- Board member – Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union
- Member of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC)
- Executive Board Member of the Jamaica Chapter of CICMC (CICMCJ)
- Member of Jamaica Institute of Engineers
- Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (Jamaica Chapter)
A creative himself, Mr. Davis has is a musician, singer, song writer and recording artiste with two studio albums released. It is no wonder that has a special interest in the development of the Cultural & Creative Industries. He has played an instrumental role in the historic Mapping of the Jamaica Cultural & Creative Industries, a joint initiative between the JBDC and the British Council.
His vision is to see JBDC increase its innovation efforts to provide even more solutions for the MSME sector.