Vernon Douglas is a purpose driven leader and trusted business partner, who is passionate about transformation at the individual, community and national levels. He has over 20 years of experience in financial leadership, business development, process implementation and improvement in several countries across the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe.
Skilled in tackling a diverse array of business opportunities, Vernon has worked in Telecoms, Energy, Retail and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) sectors. In his current role as CFO at JPS, Jamaica’s leading energy company, he has immediate responsibility for Corporate Finance, Corporate Accounting, Logistics & Inventory Management, and Regulatory & Strategy Administration. His career has spanned roles with; the Digicel Group as CFO- Mergers and Acquisitions (Caribbean and Central America). He also held executive, senior positions with Celebration Brands Ltd, Red Stripe Diageo (Jamaica), and Richer Sounds PLC (UK).
Vernon has a consistent record of delivering results in financial control, operational performance excellence and profitability improvement, having helped companies to deliver corporate and operational growth via both organic and inorganic means. His areas of expertise include: Competitive Strategy, Business Optimization & Transformation, M&A evaluations, Risk Management, and Investor Relations.
He is a chartered accountant (FCCA) with Executive Education from Wharton Business School, and MIT Sloan Institute of Management.
Scotiabank Board Details:
- Director: Scotia Group Jamaica Limited (SGJ) since December 14, 2022; The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited (BNSJ) since December 14, 2022