The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Hall of Fame was established in 1992. It is the premier event on the PSOJ’s calendar of events at which we publicly recognise an outstanding leader of the private sector leader.

The Private Sector Hall of Fame was designed to honour business leaders who have made significant contributions to the development of the private sector and our country and pays tribute to three important traits – successful entrepreneurship, leadership and character. The nominees should have served in Jamaica’s private sector for at least twenty-five (25) years and should also have an in-depth knowledge of and commitment to his or her field and be of sound character and unquestionable integrity. High ethical standards should be the trademark of his or her business deals and practices. In addition, the nominees’ companies must be successful with above average growth.

Only one awardee is selected each year. However, at our inaugural dinner in 1992, there were two awardees. The founding President of the PSOJ, the late Honourable Carlton Alexander, OJ, CD, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, as was the late Honourable Paul Geddes, OJ.

Howard Mitchell, CD, JP, Chairman of Island Grill and Caribbean Flavours & Fragrances, became the 29th inductee into the Hall of Fame at the annual banquet, which was held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Hall of Fame Awardees

 29. Mr. Howard Mitchell, CD, JP 2023
 28. Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, OJ, OONT 2022
 27. Mrs. Thalia Lyn, CD, JP 2019
 26. Mr. Joseph Mayer Matalon, CD 2018
 25. Mr. Richard O. Byles 2017
 24. Mr. Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson, CD, JP 2016
 23. Mr. Earl Jarrett, CD, JP 2015
 22. Dr. Glenford ‘Glen’ Christian, OD, JP 2014
 21. Mr. Antony Hart, CD, JP 2013
 20. Mrs. Lorna Myers 2012
 19. Hon. Lascelles A. Chin, OJ, CD 2011
 18. Mr. Robert Levy, CD 2010
 17. Hon. Christopher Blackwell, OJ 2009
 16. Mr. Charles Johnston, CD 2008
 15. Hon. Dennis Lalor, OJ 2006
 14. Hon. William McConnell, OJ, CD 2005
 13. Dr. Marshall Hall, CD 2004
 12. Mr. Douglas Orane, CD 2003
 11. Hon. Karl Hendrickson, OJ, CD 2002
 10. Mr. Desmond Blades 2001
   9. Hon. Maurice Facey, OJ 2000
   8. Hon. John Issa, OJ 1999
   7. Hon. Oliver Frederick Clarke, OJ 1998
   6. Dr. The Honourable Raby Danvers Williams, OJ, CD 1997
   5. Hon. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, OJ, CD 1996
   4. Mr. Rafael Diaz 1995
   3. Hon. Mayer Matalon, OJ 1994
   2. Hon. Paul Geddes, OJ 1993
   1. Dr. The Honourable Carlton Alexander, OJ 1992