Hon. Oliver F. Clarke joined The Gleaner Company
Limited in 1976 in the capacity of Managing Director.
He held this position for several months before
being appointed as Chairman, a position that he
holds today. Mr. Clarke’s other positions
include: President of the Commonwealth Press Union,
and Chairman of the Jamaica National Building Society.
In 2004, he was made a Caribbean Luminary of the
American Foundation for the University of the West
Indies for his work in the Caribbean and the wider
world. Mr. Clarke was the President of the Inter-American
Press Association (IAPA) from 1997 to 1998 and President
of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ),
from 2001 to 2002. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica
in 1998 and was inducted into the PSOJ’s Hall
of Fame in 1997. He received the Americas Award
in 1990. He is married to Monica Ladd, Attorney-at-law,
and they have one child, Alexandra.
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