A True Caribbean Man,
His Goals In His Own Words Are:
“We wanted to succeed using our own people, our own brands, our own ideas, our own knowledge and expertise.
We wanted to compete with the big players, and hold our own both locally and regionally.
We wanted to prove to the World that Caribbean people are as talented and as capable and committed as any other nation. The Caribbean brain can think as well or better than any other brain elsewhere in the World.”
- Dr. Aleem Mohammed, Chairman S.M.Jaleel & Co. Ltd.
CMT (Gold), Bsc (Hons) Lond, MBBS UWI, Hon LLD UWI
Dr. Aleem Mohammed - Chairman S.M.Jaleel & Co. Ltd.
Dr. Aleem Mohammed, renowned in the Caribbean as a master entrepreneur and philanthropist, started his career as a medical doctor. In 1980, he changed careers and took the helm of his family’s business, where he led SMJ into being the largest manufacturer and exporter of non-alcoholic drinks in the English-speaking Caribbean region. Under his astute leadership, creativity and innovativeness, SMJ continues on its path of growth and expansion to being a truly global company, opening markets in North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Dr. Mohammed received the following awards:
Dr. Mohammed holds the following Directorships:
Mrs. Anna Mohammed - Vice President Marketing
Mrs. Mohammed joined the Company in 1991 as Marketing and Sales Manager and became the Vice President of Marketing in 1997. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of Toronto.
Anna's career in Marketing started in Jamaica where she developed export markets for three of Jamaica's largest companies. At S.M. Jaleel & Company Limited she was charged with the overall responsibility for developing the Chubby, Busta and Viva Brands. Anna is a Director of Jamaica Beverages Limited, S.M.J Beverages (Barbados) Inc. and S.M.J (St. Lucia) Beverages Limited.
Dr. Mikaeel Mohammed - Executive Director, Office of the Chairman
General Manager, Jamaica Beverages Ltd
Paul Shoucair- Vice President of International Sales
Possesses tremendous experience in management with Marketing and Sales being his main focus. He has garnered 25 years of management experience in Jamaica’s business environment, is success oriented, self-motivated, team oriented, has a strong sense of responsibility with excellent communication skills.
A graduate of St Augustine’s College in England and the University of Buckingham in England where he received a Licence in Law, Paul has held critical top managerial positions in noted companies such as Facey Commodity, Wisynco, S.N Shoucair Distributors Limited, Rooms to Go (USA), Jamaica Beverages Limited, Redbull International as Business unit manager for the Eastern Caribbean and currently at SM Jaleel Company Limited where he is the Vice President of International Sales.
Throughout his business career, he has been, on several occasions, the recipient of General Manager and Sales Manager of the Year awards in recognition of his optimal performance and transformational leadership.
Ms. Michelle Grant - Finance & Operations ManagerMichelle Grant joined the company in 2001 as Accountant at SMJ Beverages Barbados. She joined us from Colgate Palmolive where she worked as Brand Accountant, providing sales and financial information on the various brands. In 2005, she was transferred to SMJ Procurement & Marketing Inc. as Finance & Operations Manager, where she works closely with the customers and sales personnel to ensure a premium level of service. Michelle is currently pursuing her ACCA designation as well as an Oxford Brookes degree in Applied Accounting.
Adil Mohammed - Vice President - PurchasingIn April 2012, Mr. Mohammed was appointed the Vice President of Purchasing. In his new role, Mr. Mohammed oversees all aspects of the global supply chain, fulfillment, customer service, and information technology. He assists in the development of world class processes for product launch management, demand planning, logistics, and fulfillment and provides direction and oversight to the team in order to develop and implement risk management strategies using hedging tactics to stabilize future price volatility and margins. Mr. Mohammed first joined SMJ in September 1998, as Systems Administrator and was promoted in December 2001 to the Information Technology Manager. Mr. Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology & Computer Science from the University of West Indies and is a qualified Microsoft Certified Professional with a Diploma in Project Management
Mr. Moreland Mohammed- Vice President Corporate ServicesMoreland Mohammed is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). Moreland gained much of his early experience in the United Kingdom, having worked there for a number of years. Prior to joining S.M. Jaleel & Company Limited in 1992 he was Finance Director/Corporate Secretary of Caribbean Tyre Company Limited (formerly Dunlop).He has brought to S.M. Jaleel & Company Limited, a wealth of experience in the legal, corporate and secretarial field especially in dealing with the Company's International Legal Affairs
Rayard Singh - Group Technical Services Manager Mr. Rayard Singh is an experienced professional with over nineteen years in the beverage industry. Having held leadership roles in both production operations and quality departments, he has worked with several of the foremost local, regional and international companies/brands. Having completed several quality designations including Quality Leadership, Lead Auditor ISO 9000:2000 and Aseptic and Thermal Processing, he also possesses a M.Sc. in Tropical Commodity Utilization from the University of the West Indies. As Group Technical Service Manager in SM Jaleel, he has responsibility for standardization of the quality and operating systems throughout the group and to build quality into every single bottle/pack of product that the company sells. In support of this robust system, he will focus on maintaining existing certification and implementing new certification in keeping with international quality systems.
Mr. Neil Ramjattan - Financial ControllerIn April 2012 Neil Ramjattan was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ramjattan joined SMJ in August 1993 as Payroll Clerk. Over his 19 years at SMJ, he showed significant growth and development and held the positions of Payroll Supervisor, Accounts Payable Clerk, Costing Clerk, Cost Accountant, Project Accountant, Management Accountant, Chief Accountant and in March 2009, he became the Financial Controller. He is a member of ACCA and is currently pursuing the Heriot-Watt MBA.
General Manager, Suriname
Mr. McArthur Barrow - General Manager BarbadosMcArthur Barrow joined the Company in 2004 as General Manager SMJ Beverages Barbados, and brings over 25 years of valuable experience in the areas of Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and Information Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a Masters Degree in Computer Technology. McArthur is leveraging his skills and experience to make SMJ Beverages Barbados the leading force in the carbonated soft drink; juice, water and energy drink categories.
Mr. Robert Selman – General Manager GuyanaRobert Selman was initially employed at S.M. Jaleel & Co. Ltd, Trinidad, where he led the Sales Team for many years. He then re-located to Guyana where held the position as Sales Manager. In 2002, Mr. Selman was promoted to the position of General Manager of Guyana Beverages, where he successfully manages the sales and distribution of SMJ's brands in Guyana, and leads a staff of 80 employees. GUYANA - Mr. Robert Selman GUYANA - Mr. Robert Selman
Roger Bell - General Manager/Head of Sales and Distribution Trinidad & Tobago
On September 1st 2012 SMJ has added to its executive team Mr. Roger Bell; General Manager/ Head of Sales and Distribution for Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Bell has increased the knowledge pool at SMJ with his 2 decades of experience as an executive for North American and Regional companies such as Publix Supermarkets, Vemco and Associated Brands (Jamaica). Albeit an engineer by degree, he has implemented business strategies that optimize performance within a variety of business structures, from start-up to turnaround. Mr. Bell practices a hands-on strategy coupled with an open door policy that are his core success factors in attaining market penetration and sustained market and sales growth. He is a grounded individual who strives to achieve any goals set forth to him.
Sam Augier - General Manager, SMJ (St. Lucia) Ltd.