Mr Hugh Reid was appointed Acting General Manager of JN Life Insurance Company in December 2020. Mr. Reid is an experienced financial services executive and entrepreneur, with a track record of success in general management, customer service, sales management, investments, life insurance, mortgage finance, financial accounting and financial management in the financial services, construction and real estate industries.
He joined The Jamaica National Group as a Consultant in November 2018 and successfully completed and participated in several projects in the areas of financial analysis, project financing, project appraisal, as well as policy and strategy development. He was appointed Executive in the JN Group Accounting and Financial Reporting Unit in October 2019.
In 2016, Mr Reid established Customer Needs LLC, in Georgia, Atlanta, a startup company with a focus on real estate investing and financial education. Prior to that, he served in a number of senior management roles as President of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company; Chief Operating Officer at the Victoria Mutual Building Society; Senior General Manager at the National Housing Trust; and has also worked in the life insurance and internal audit sectors.
He completed the MSc, Accounting and the BSc, Economics, both at The University of the West Indies. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and the Life Management Institute (US) and completed the International Housing Finance Certificate at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr Reid is Chairman of the Board of Perishables Limited; Director of the Kingston College Development Trust Fund and the Kiwanis Foundation of Jamaica; and Vice Chair, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Jamaica Chapter. He is Past President, Insurance Association of Jamaica (2012-2014); Fellow of the Jamaican Institute of Management (2006); and has had a long association with the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew – Distinguished Club Secretary, Kiwanian of the Year, Past Distinguished President 2000-2001 and Kiwanis Hixson Fellow * Lt. Governor’s Award, Division 23 EC&C District, Kiwanis International, for outstanding service as Divisional Treasurer.