Topic: Economic Growth through Productivity Improvement
Session Type: Opening Plenary
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 8:00 - 8:45 am
Ralston Hyman is the country's leading financial analyst/editor with over 25 years local and international experience in macro and micro economics, particularly the workings of the multilateral system-IMF/World Bank, IDB, the European Union (EU), the World Trade Organisation, the Federal Reserve Board and the European Central Bank (ECB). He is also the recipient of several local and international financial, journalism and broadcasting awards, including the 2005 Morris Cargill Award for Opinion Journalism from the P.A.J.
The Carlton Alexander Award for Business, Economics and Financial Reporting/Analysis for four consecutive years
The Canute James Award for Business, Economics and Financial Reporting/Analysis
Theodore Sealy Award for Business, Economics and Financial News Reporting/Analysis
The Hector Bernard Award for Business, Economics and Financial Reporting/ Analysis
The Jamaica Employers' Federation Award for Outstanding Work in Local and International Business Development.
The Small Business Association of Jamaica Award for Outstanding Work in the Development of the Sector.
He is also:
Consultant, Jamaica Confederation Trade Unions (JCTU)
Chairman of the National Insurance Fund (NIF), which manages $63 billion in assets
Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation’s Risk Management Committee, which manages $34 billion in assets
Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation’s Finance, Investment & Treasury Committee
Member of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee
Director Power 106Fm Financial & Business Centre
Executive Producer and host of Real Business, the Business Report, GSB on Line and VM Wealth Management Report.