New head of Jamaican consulate named

Consulate covers Cayman also

Businessman R. Oliver Mair is the new consul general for Jamaica in its Miami, Florida office. The office handles consular affairs for 13 southern U.S. states, as well as the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.

Mr. Mair began his new job two weeks ago. He has 20 years of experience in Jamaica’s private sector working in travel/tourism, entertainment, agro-processing and real estate. He is knowledgeable in sales and marketing, strategic planning, project management, public relations and government corporate relations, according to a press release from the Jamaican Ministry of Foreign and Foreign Trade.

He took over from Franz Hall, who is now acting director of protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston.

Mr. Mair began his career as an operations officer at Jamaica Broilers. After a year, he joined the staff of Air Jamaica where, over the course of 11 years, he worked his way from flight attendant to regional marketing manager. He also founded Jamaica Finest Produce and worked as a realtor for Coldwell Banker Limited.