Omar Azan

An avid believer of service above self and a strong voice for manufacturing, Omar Azan, achieved a huge milestone for the sector with the removal of the 2% Customs User Fee (CUF) on raw material and capital equipment. The implementation of the Modernization of Industry Programme 2; provision of free factory space for start-ups and expanding entities; access to single-digit financing as low as 7.5%; and the largest corporate support for the “Buy Jamaican…Build Jamaica Campaign” were among his greatest accomplishments.  He also fought for reduced energy costs and the awarding of school book contracts to local printers during his 2007-2011 tenure.