Chief executive officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Makeba Bennett-Easy has resigned.
Bennett-Easy, who took office October 2018, will leave the post effective March 25, 2020.
According PSOJ President, Keith Duncan, “Mrs Bennett-Easy brought her exceptional organisational development and leadership skills to the PSOJ at a critical juncture.”
In the statement, Duncan added that “Her contribution has been invaluable to the transformation of the Organisation to adapt to changing trends and shape the current strategy. We will miss her expertise, however, we support her decision to pursue other professional opportunities and wish her continued success.”
Regarding her departure, Bennett-Easy said she is content with the role she has played at the PSOJ and will work to ensure her replacement has a smooth transition. “While I’m excited about this next phase of my professional journey, I must admit that making the decision to leave PSOJ was not easy.
“My tenure as CEO of the PSOJ has been exciting, dynamic and fulfilling. The organisation is currently poised to boost its advocacy efforts as well as its overall impact on national development and there are some exciting projects to be implemented in the coming months. I will remain onboard until March 25 to prepare for and subsequently facilitate a seamless handover to my successor.”
Additionally, Bennett-Easy said she will remain involved in the organisation and continue to support its work “via active participation in working committees, namely, Human Capital Development, Corporate Governance and Gender & Disability Affairs.”
“While I’m excited about this next phase of my professional journey, I must admit that making the decision to leave PSOJ was not easy.”– Makeba Bennett-Easy
She has held senior posts at major companies including at Digicel Jamaica, where she served as Human Resource Director for nine years, and at Flow Jamaica and First Global Bank where she was vice-president.
The PSOJ is a national body of private sector associations, companies and individuals working together to promote a competitive and productive private sector.