A Virtual Commemoration of
Caribbean-American Heritage Month
The global pandemic, COVID-19, is taking a considerable economic toll in the Caribbean. This natural disaster's effects are yet to be fully realized, but there are predictions of regional economic contraction, rising unemployment, and the like. Yet, the Caribbean is resilient. Join us to discuss post-pandemic economic opportunities for regional growth and development.
Dr. Justin Ram
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GSec
Former Director of Economics, Caribbean Development Bank
Justin’s new firm, GSec, helps governments sell and trade government digital securities to retail and institutional investors. He was formerly the Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank, where his specializations were in energy and development economics.
Lizra was unanimously appointed as the first Chairperson of The Network of Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM) at the organization’s launch in April 2019. The CARICHAM network of 21 Chambers of Commerce promotes cooperation and collaboration among national Chambers of Commerce in the Caribbean. This group also seeks to improve the levels of trade and investment within and between the region and other trading partners, to minimize the risk of disasters to businesses and representative countries, and to share knowledge and best practices within the region. Furthermore, the Network represents the interest of its members and the private sector on regional and international issues.
Additionally, Lizra heads the leading private sector representative body in Dominica, the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce, with membership across various sectors and industries. The Association fosters economic growth and social development; promoting and protecting the commercial interests of the State. Previously, Lizra was actively engaged with the Dominica Coalition of Service Industries (DCIS) and the Dominica Business Forum (DBF) in the coordination of projects and events such as the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) CVQ Certification, Buy Dominica 2016, the DBF Private Sector Forum February 2017.
Lizra is the holder of an International Masters of Business Administration from the Tongji University in Shanghai China and Bachelors of Business Administration from the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica