Mr. Kareem Tomlinson currently serves as the General Manager of JMMB Securities Limited where he has oversight of and leads the team within the entity. In this role, he is responsible for driving the equity related business lines of the JMMB Group. Over his 12 year tenure with the JMMB Group, he has served in various capacities and amassed wide-ranging experience in areas such as private equity, investment banking, portfolio management, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, accounting and customer service.
Kareem also represents the JMMB Group on a number of external associations such as: the Caribbean Alternative Investments Association (CARAIA) – a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the expansion of Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Private Credit, Mezzanine Financing and other Alternative Investments in the Caribbean- and First Angels Jamaica – the Caribbean’s first angel investor network which focuses on financing early stage companies in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. He also sits on the investor panel of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship for the Caribbean as JMMB’s representative.
Kareem holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of the West Indies, Mona and has attained the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations which have equipped him with strong technical and analytical skills. He has attended various professional training courses in venture capital, credit risk management, equity and fixed income products.
Kareem is currently a director of DRT Communications Limited and also previously served as a director of the CFA Society Jamaica. He is a distinguished past president of the Kiwanis Club of Liguanea and currently still serves on the club’s board of directors.