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Duke Holness

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DUKE HOLNESS was appointed as a member of the Board of Management for the National Health in 2017. He is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in successfully commercialising a wide range of consumer and pharmaceutical products for leading multi-national organisations.

Holness has had successful tenures in the Pharmaceutical Industry with multiple and diverse markets throughout the Caribbean and Latin American region, and in delivering revenues in excess of US$100 million. These include leadership positions such as Regional Managing Director for EXELTIS Pharmaceuticals for Central America and Caribbean; Caribbean General Manager and Regional Vice-President for Central America, Caribbean, Ecuador & Peru for GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals; and General Manager for Smithkline Beecham, Jamaica & North Caribbean.

Holness holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and a Master of Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, United States. As a strategic leader who engenders teamwork, talent development, productivity improvement, and in building a community of purpose, Holness has participated in numerous leadership development programmes with the Wharton Business School, Princeton University, Columbia University and Sean Delaney Institute