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Leon Anthony Beckford

Leon Anthony Beckford, Jamaican manufacturing executive. Named National Champion Farmer, Jamaican Agricultural Society, Kingston, 1986, International Business Achiever, International Business Chronicle, Florida, 1991; recipient Kays to Dade County, JFla., 1990.

Background

  • Beckford, Leon Anthony was born on January 3, 1958 in Kingston, Jamaica. Son of George Lincoln and Ruby Elizabeth (Boyden) Beckford.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Durham College, Kingston, Jamaica, 1978. Diploma, Institute Management, Kingston, Jamaica, 1979. Associate in Agriculture, Iowa State University.

    Career

    • Executive manager Beckford Farms, St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1979-1981. Operations manager Central Valley Farms Company, Kingston, 1981-1983, managing director, 1983-1988. Chief Executive Officer CVF Lambeck Ltd., since 1989.

      Treasurer, president Transatlantic Business Systems, since 1993. Executive chairman Yuatsa Industries, Ltd., since 1994. Chairman The Craighton Companies, Miami, Florida, since 1994.

      Board directors Lobcon S/F Ltd., Kingston.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.

    Religion

    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

    Membership

    Chairman Global Financial and Trade Alliance, Kingston, since 1991. Board directors Caribbean American Investment Corporation, New York City, since 1988. Member board governors Mavis Bank Secondary School, St. Andrew, since 1994.

    Member livestock committee Jamaica Livestock Association, Kingston, 1982-1988. Treasurer Blue Mountain Youth Association, St. Andrew, 1977-1981. Fellow Royal Society Arts.

    Member Jamaica Institute Management, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

    Personality

    Interests

    Chess, tennis, dominoes, golf, swimming.

    Connections

    • 2 children.
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    Born January 3, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1978
      Durham College
    • 1979
      Institute Management
    • 1979 - 1981
      Executive, manager Beckford Farms
      St. Andrew, Guernsey
    • 1981 - 1983
      operations manager, Central Valley Farms Company
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 1989
      Chief Executive Officer, CVF Lambeck Limited
    • 1993
      treasurer, Transatlantic Business Systems
    • 1993
      president, Transatlantic Business Systems
    • 1994
      executive, chairman Yuatsa Industries
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