Sylburn Thomas is an Agricultural Economist with extensive experience in the private and public sectors through senior level assignments, where his leadership in business and public policy has been tested, developed and demonstrated.
He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Agro-Investment Corporation; which is the national agribusiness investment institution entrusted with the task of promoting large-scale agricultural investments in Jamaica. His previous professional pursuits include appointments as General Manager of the Export Division of the Government of Jamaica with responsibility for North America, Europe and Asia; Export Manager of the Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group of Companies with responsibility for the Americas and as an Agricultural Specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with responsibility spanning the Northern Caribbean.
He served as Chairman of the Coffee Industry Board from 2016 -2018 and closed his tenure by spearheading the amalgamation of the Coconut, Cocoa and Coffee Boards, as well as, the export division which oversees trade in spices – to form the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA).
Mr. Thomas is an alumnus of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, with Graduate qualifications in Agribusiness and Economics.