Wade Mars Appointed New Executive Director of TPDCo

TPDCo’s newly appointed Executive Director, Wade Mars

Mr. Wade Mars has joined the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) as the newly appointed Executive Director. Mr Mars’ duties commenced on November 15, 2021.

Mr Mars brings a wealth of experience to the organization with over 18 years’ experience in the financial industry, specializing in financial analysis, asset management and trading. He has held management positions in these areas at GK Capital Management and Mayberry Investments Limited.

Mars has a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies. He serves on the Board of numerous public and private sector entities including the National Export – Import Bank of Jamaica Limited, Trade Board of Jamaica and Quality Systems Solutions & Initiatives Limited (QSSI). He has also served as a member of the Standards Council of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica where he was Chairman of the Council’s Executive Committee.

According to Mars, he is excited to be part of the thriving sector and to play his role in upholding TPDCo’s mandate to develop, enhance and maintain Jamaica’s tourism sector.

“I am ecstatic to have been granted the opportunity to lend my contribution to Jamaica’s number one sector. TPDCo has established its place in the tourism sphere, as a vibrant organization that assures a quality product with a safe, secure, and seamless experience for visitors. Its role in maintaining a high standard sector has been even more visible in these challenging times, as we work towards the re-opening of an even more resilient sector.”