Ms. Maya Johnston

Maya was appointed to the board of VMBS Transfer Ltd in 2020. She is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Jamaica Producers Group, where she supports and challenges the medium-scale businesses of the Group to achieve their topline objectives and the next level of growth. Her current focus is on commercial modernisation, brand relevance, and business model reimagination, in the context of maturing businesses and market changes driven by the global pandemic.

Prior to joining Jamaica Producers, Maya has held multiple transnational leadership roles focusing on Strategy and Commercial Management at corporates including Time Warner Inc., Cable & Wireless PLC and Scotiabank. In her time at Scotiabank, she became the first Caribbean national and first woman to lead the Regional Retail Support function including Products, Marketing, Digital and Customer Experience across the bank’s dual-language Caribbean footprint, and Maya was amongst a select few to represent the region in the 2015 Caribbean- Canada Emerging Leaders Dialogue.

Maya holds an MBA Degree from Harvard Business School, and dual-degrees of BSc. Engineering and BSc. Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as Director on the Victoria Mutual Transfer Services Board, as well as on the VM Group Board’s Digital and IT Committee. She serves as subcommittee Chairperson on the PSOJ Human Capital Development Committee, and is a passionate advocate for workplace equity and diversity. Her purpose is to create a world of equal opportunity for her daughter and son to inherit.