Basil LMB Waite

Senator, Government of Jamaica and Executive Chairman, Global Energy Ventures (Jamaica)

Born 1976. University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Kingston, Jamaica (Mathematics), 1994-98; President, Guild of Students, University of the West Indies, Mona, 1997-98; President,  People’s National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) 1999-2002; Member, Prime Ministerial Advisory Council (PMAC), 2001-03; Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Masters in Public Policy), 2003-05; McKinsey and Company, 2005-07; Research Analyst, Office of the Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank 2004-05; Campaign Manager – Local Government Elections, People’s National Party 2007; Member, National Campaign Committe, General Election Campaign 2007; Government of Jamaica Senator, 2007–; and Executive Chairman, Global Energy Ventures – an emerging ethanol trading company 2007-.

Personal Introduction

Senator in Jamaica’s Parliament and Executive Chairman of Global Energy Ventures, which is an emerging sugarcane-based ethanol trading company located in Kingston, Jamaica. In the Senate, I sit on various committees reviewing the Access to Information Act, the Contractor General’s Office, the Integrity Commission, the Public Defender’s Office, the Political Ombudsman’s Office, the Corruption Prevention Commission, the Director of Public Prosecution, the Privileges Committee, and the Regulation Committee. In addition, I am also responsible for Education, Entertainment and Culture; Youth and Sports; and Rural Development Strategies. Prior to being a Senator, I worked as an Associate in McKinsey & Company’s Washington D.C. Office, in the World Bank and also in the Jamaican Government. A Jamaican Issa Scholar, I was President of the People’s National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) .  where I provided commentary in national policies; developed policy positions; organized the political party on a national level; represented the government and party nationally and internationally. I also was appointed as a member of the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council.