It is with a great sense of pride and humility that I celebrate this special occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Sagicor Jamaica. When my associates and I started Life of Jamaica on June 1, 1970, our mission was to promote the Jamaicanisation and development of the local financial industry and, by so doing, make a difference in the lives of all Jamaicans.
Fifty years later, I am tremendously proud of all that the company has accomplished, not only in providing sound financial solutions to our clients, but for the company’s rich legacy of giving back to the people in the communities in which it operates. This has been an integral part of the company’s Vision Statement from the very outset.
The success of Sagicor, would not have been possible without the support of our hundreds of thousands of loyal clients, shareholders, stakeholders and the Sagicor team to whom I am indebted.
Thank you, Jamaica, for believing in the vision of Life of Jamaica and for staying the course with us as we have grown over the years to now become Sagicor Jamaica. We look forward to your support for another 50 years.
Today, June 1, 2020 is a historic day for the Sagicor Jamaica family as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Founded on June 1, 1970 as Life of Jamaica, by the Hon. R. Danny Williams, the company has been built on a solid foundation, on the shoulders of stalwarts who have steered the company to success over the past five decades, and on the dedication and support of our team members and clients over the years.
I am truly humbled, honoured and grateful to be counted among the leaders of this great company, where I and my over 2,500 team members have the privilege of serving our clients and providing them with wise financial solutions, thereby helping them navigate through all stages of life.
This year we have been faced with tremendous challenges as a country and throughout the globe with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I am optimistic and convinced that together, as a resilient nation that has faced many adversities, once again we shall overcome.
I say, Thank You, to our clients, our shareholders, our team, and indeed Jamaica for supporting us on this tremendous journey of 50 years in business. Without your unwavering confidence in us, this milestone would not have been possible.
It gives me great pleasure to participate in the golden (50th) anniversary of Sagicor Jamaica; a dynamic company with an immensely rich history and relevance in Jamaica, and one that I am truly grateful to have been involved with for the past 15 years.
Over the past 50 years, since the days of Life of Jamaica, the company has always had a remarkable ability to connect with Jamaicans no matter who they are and where they are from, and it is this defining factor that continues to play an integral part in the success of our business and the special relationship we enjoy with our clients.
Our dynamism comes from a rich and diverse team culture which is at the heart of our vision statement – “to be a great company committed to improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate”, and it is among one of the many reasons I feel privileged to be Chairman of this proud Jamaican conglomerate.
Sagicor will continue to stand with Jamaicans, through the good times and the challenging times, like we face today, and we remain steadfast in our mission to serve you for another 50 years.