LASCELLES CHIN TO BE INDUCTED INTO PSOJ HALL OF FAME

LASCELLES CHIN TO BE INDUCTED INTO PSOJ HALL OF FAME

The Honourable Lascelles Chin, OJ, CD, has been selected by The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica to be inducted into the Organisation’s Hall of Fame in 2011. The induction will take place at a banquet to be held on Thursday, October 27 at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel.

Each year, since 1992, The PSOJ pays tribute to a private sector leader who has made innovative and sustained contributions to the development of the private sector over a minimum of 25 years, has demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the industry in which his/her company operates and demonstrates an unswerving commitment to the advancement of this industry and to national development.

The Honourable Lascelles A. Chin, is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the LASCO Affiliated Companies. He is one of Jamaica’s most distinguished and respected entrepreneurs, a pioneering exporter, outstanding philanthropist, and a much honoured leader in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Born in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, from an early age, Lascelles Chin demonstrated that he possessed the skills and attributes to make him a successful businessman - hard work, determination, perseverance, clarity of vision and the ability to see obstacles as challenges.
His entrepreneurial energy and spirit as well as his ability to seek out business opportunities resulted in Mr. Chin’s taking advantage of opportunities in a variety of sectors including furniture, manufacturing, data processing, car rentals, horticulture, insurance brokerage, hair products, soya oil refining, and chicken processing. All his business acumen, work experience and expertise were brought to bear on the successful establishment of the LASCO Affiliated Companies in 1988. The Group now manufactures and distributes over 300 products with the LASCO brand name. He currently serves as Chairman for LASCO Distributors Limited, LASCO Manufacturing Limited, LASCO Financial Services Limited and Summit Development Limited.

Mr. Chin has been the recipient of numerous awards including:

 Most Admired Business Leader – 2009 Inaugural CVM People’s Award

 2005 American Foundation for UWI Award - Outstanding Contribution to Business in the Caribbean & as a Caribbean Luminary

The Hon. Lascelles Chin will become the nineteenth private sector leader to be inducted into the PSOJ’s Private Sector Hall of Fame.

Contact: Violet Vassell, The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica
39 Hope Road, Kingston 10
Tel: 927-6238 Extn 2052
Fax: 927-5137
E-mail: violetv@psoj.org
August 15, 2011

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