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Manufacturing executive

Leon Anthony Beckford, Jamaican Manufacturing executive. Avocations: chess, tennis, dominoes, golf, swimming. M C. 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, Control Valley Farms Company, Kingston, 1981-1983; managing director, Control Valley Farms Company, Kingston, 1983-1988; Chief Executive Officer, CVF Lambeck Ltd., Kingston, since 1989; treasurer, president, Transatlantic Business Sys., Kingston, since 1993; executive chairman, Yuatsa Industries, Ltd., Kingston, since 1994. Chairman The Craighton Companies, Miami, Florida, since 1994. Board directors Lobcon S/F Ltd., Kingston.

Achievements

  • Avocations: chess, tennis, dominoes, golf, swimming. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

Membership

Chairman Global Financial and Trade Alliance, Kingston, since 1991. Board directors Caribbean American Investment Corporation, New York City, since 1988. Member of the Board of 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 ofC.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Chess, tennis, dominoes, golf, swimming.

Connections

2 children.

father:
George Lincoln Beckford

mother:
Ruby Elizabeth (Boyden) Beckford