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Parris A Lyew Ayee

Former Executive Director
Jamaica Bauxite Institute

 Mr. Parris A. Lyew-Ayee holds a BSc Honours degree in Special Geology from The University of the West Indies, and a Master of Engineering degree in Mineral Engineering Management from The Pennsylvania State University.
 
He is the former Executive Director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute, where he has worked since 1975, and has been the CEO for the past 23 years. He has published many articles on a wide range of topics related to the bauxite and alumina industry and consulted for various countries.
In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of Caribbean Cement Company for the past 26 years, he has been the Board Chairman since June 2016.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Jamaica Bauxite Institute, Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Mining Partners, and The Jamaica National Building Society (including its subsidiary organizations Jamaica National Building Society Foundation and Jamaica National Small Business Loans Ltd., where he serves as the Chairman). At the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies, he serves on the Mona Campus Council, the Strategy and Policy Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Grounds and Buildings Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute.
 
Mr. Lyew-Ayee's contribution to Jamaica's bauxite industry has been acknowledged by the Government of Jamaica, which conferred on him the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) in 1988 and the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) in 2007. He was also awarded the prestigious Gold Medal Award for his contribution to work in the bauxite and alumina field by the International Association for the study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA) in 1988.
 
 

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