Mr. Donovan White was appointed by the Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, to serve as Chairman of the Fair Trading Commission for the period March 15, 2021 to March 14, 2023.
He is the Director of Tourism, at the Jamaica Tourist Board, the country’s tourism marketing agency. Mr White has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in marketing and business development. A strategist and business leader, he is responsible for promoting and further enhancing Jamaica’s reputation as the premier destination in the global marketplace, pursuing an aggressive and robust marketing agenda with a keen focus on technology, all with a view to exceeding major growth goals.
Having worked locally and internationally in the business of creating demand in the technology and media sectors, Mr White is a solution-driven leader. He boasts an impressive track record of achieving positive business outcomes through the creation of strategic relationships, building winning teams and facilitating transformation across multiple industries, including media, telecoms, advertising and technology.
He is keen on leveraging existing industry relationships and is committed to excellence, respect for others, communication, teamwork, accountability and honesty.
Prior to joining JTB, Mr White served as Vice President of Cable & Wireless Business, Jamaica, where he consistently achieved double-digit growth in revenue. He also served as Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Media Services at Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited (FLOW), leading commercial teams to deliver revenue growth.
Other positions held by Mr White include General Manager of Caledonia Outdoor Advertising Limited, and Marketing Director for Jamaica, Guyana and the Northern OECS at Digicel Group Limited, as well as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, CVM Communications Group Limited.
He is the consummate volunteer, serving on several public and private sector boards, including the School of Computing & Information Technology (The University of Technology). He is the Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the Tourism Linkages Council, and also the current Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Commission. As Chairman of both the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Mr White is task with operationalizing the proposed merger of the FTC and CAC.
An avid sportsman, Donovan White is a Director of the Professional Football Jamaica Limited and President of the Waterhouse Football Club.
Donovan White is a graduate of the University of New Orleans where he earned an undergraduate degree in Marketing, followed by an Executive MBA from the Telecoms Academy in the United Kingdom.