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Grace Burnett

CEO
GraceKennedy Financial Group

Grace Burnett is an Attorney-at-Law and Chartered Insurer, with over twenty five years’ experience in the general insurance industry. She was appointed Managing Director of GK General Insurance Company in January 2013 and in February 2016, was also appointed CEO for the GraceKennedy Financial Group (GKFG) which in addition to Insurance (Underwriting & Broking) has interests in Banking, Asset Management, Remittance, Cambio, Consumer Lending and Bill Payments businesses spanning over 14 territories across the region. Grace has extensive experience in insurance operations, employee engagement, customer experience and strategic management. Grace has been exposed to comprehensive leadership programmes throughout the years. To highlight two which were particularly impactful, she participated in GraceKennedy’s Executive Leadership Development Programme as well as the Advanced Leadership Development Programme at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Director of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, a past director of Junior Achievement Jamaica, and United Way’s Jamaica chapter and a member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). Grace is also a member of Toastmasters International and a member of the Jamaican Bar Association. In insurance, she was the founding President of the Jamaica Society for Insurance Professionals & Technicians (JSIPT) and is a past President of the Jamaica Insurance Brokers Association (JIBA) Grace sits on and also chairs several boards within the GraceKennedy Group.

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