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Hi, I'm Vindel Kerr

Governance Consultant

Dr. Kerr is an internationally-awarded Corporate Governance (CG) expert and widely sought-after in Strategic Planning (SP). Of his 28+ years’ work history, 20 in the C-Suite, leading teams, consulting/advisory, executive education, academic teaching & learning, writing & publishing.

About

Dr. Vindel Kerr is a widely recognized corporate governance expert with more than 28 years of experience, two decades of which have been spent in C-suite roles. His areas of specialization include strategic planning, executive education, consulting, academic teaching, writing, and publishing. 

Dr. Kerr began his career at the United Nations Food & Organization (FAO), where he gained invaluable experience and skills. He later held senior positions at Jamaica Producers Group and Capital & Credit Merchant Bank, both publicly-listed Jamaican firms. His roles in these organizations spanned corporate finance, project management, new ventures development, commodity export forecasting, shipping logistics, and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). He also led a rural agrarian project involving 140 farmers, funded by USAID and other sources. 

As a seasoned CEO and Lead Consultant, Dr. Kerr has demonstrated remarkable leadership, managing multidisciplinary teams to execute strategic planning, business reviews, re-engineering, cultural and behavioral change, process improvements, and anti-corruption interventions. His unique approach merges business management education, applied sciences, and ESG principles, providing sustainable solutions to organizational challenges. 

Dr. Kerr is the founder of GovStrat Ltd, a Board Advisory and C-Suite Learning and Management Consulting firm established in 2005. Through this venture, he has served over 250 consulting clients, facilitated more than 400 learning sessions, and educated over 10,000 Directors, C-Suite Executives, senior civil servants, and politicians in 24 countries. 

In his role, Dr. Kerr provides strategic, policy, and regulatory advice, business reviews, and implementable plans. He also offers training for Directors, Corporate Secretaries, C-Suite Executives, and managers. His work involves reviewing and interpreting legislation, regulations, writing corporate governance, enterprise risk management, corporate social responsibility, stewardship, ethics, and whistleblower policies, codes, frameworks, and evaluating corporate Boards. 

In academia, Dr. Kerr was an Assistant Professor of Business Ethics at The University of West Indies (UWI), Trinidad, a Teaching Assistant of Global Affairs at Manchester Business School, UK, and an adjunct Lecturer of Marketing Strategy & Planning and Project & Environmental Management at UWI and CASE, Jamaica, respectively. He is the author of “Effective Corporate Governance” (2005) and the “Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies Jamaica” (2011), among other publications. 

As a recognized scholar and awardee, Dr. Kerr’s achievements include being a 2010 Scholar of the ICGN, a British Chevening Scholar (1995), an OAS Fellow (1995), the first JADF/Carlton Alexander Scholar (1989), and the George Beckford Scholar (1986). His commitment to community service has also garnered him numerous awards. Dr. Kerr’s rich experience, academic prowess, and dedicated service position him as an authority in corporate governance and strategic planning.