Lodge & Lambert Appointed BEDC Directors

March 21, 2019

Bermuda Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Erica Smith has appointed two new Directors, Mrs. Jamillah Lodge, Director of Communication and Development and Mr. Raymond Lambert, Director of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises [MSME].

“The new Directors will help to deliver on the new strategic direction of the BEDC under the guidance of the Board of Directors,” the BEDC said.

“Jamillah Lodge has worked as a member of the BEDC team for over ten years. She began her tenure with the Corporation as a Business Development Officer where she supported local entrepreneurs with business support and guidance.

“Always one to take on a challenge, when asked, Jamillah began managing the marketing and communication for the corporation and introduced special projects, like the Global Entrepreneurship Week initiative which provided BEDC with increased visibility on a local and international scale. The increase in demand for this type of support led to the creation of the Information, Education and Communication Officer role, which Jamillah assumed in 2015.

“In this role Jamillah helped to further the BEDC brand and development of the local entrepreneurial eco-system including the creation of television and radio shows, Mind Your Business, to support BEDC’s mission to actively assist the development of a strong, well-managed, and prosperous local business sector in Bermuda. In her own words, “If you don’t Mind Your Business, who will.”

Jamillah Lodge and Raymond Lambert

Jamillah Lodge and Raymond Lambert Bermuda March 2019

“As the Communication and Development Director, Jamillah brings her passion for entrepreneurship, creativity, project management, communication, presentation skills and can-do attitude to the newly developed unit within BEDC.”

She said, “I am thrilled to take on this new role and grateful to the Executive Director and the Board, for entrusting me with the challenge of firmly establishing BEDC as a key organisation in Bermuda. Working with the BEDC team over the years, has given me tremendous joy and challenged me.  I am excited to help cement BEDC as the premier organisation in Bermuda for all things Entrepreneurship.”

Raymond Lambert started his tenure with BEDC in 2012 as the Economic Development Officer for the St. Georges Economic Empowerment Zone [EEZ].

In his role, he supported local business owners with advice, guidance, and financial products, and he coordinated advanced community-based initiatives to create economic development tools for the continued development of the St. George’s EEZ. One such initiative is the St. George’s Marine Expo which has helped to highlight St. George’s and increase the opportunities for the businesses located within The Town.

He shared, “I am very excited to be given this opportunity to continue to support local entrepreneurs. I look forward to using my experience and leveraging the progress that we have already made at BEDC to continue to create opportunities for all business owners in Bermuda regardless of the stage of business they are in.”

Mrs. Smith stated that, “BEDC is extremely pleased to have persons as talented and experienced as Jamillah and Raymond in these new Director positions.

“We needed just the right professionals who have the passion for entrepreneurship, understand the inner workings of BEDC, and are committed and innovative in their approach to supporting entrepreneurship. I have had the pleasure of working with Jamillah and Raymond in their various held and acting roles within the organisation and they are perfect fits to help advance the BEDC forward.”

Mr. Neville Grant, BEDC Board Chair stated, “We are pleased to have to two of our existing staff members take on roles that not only help us to achieve our strategic direction, but roles that they are also uniquely qualified for. We look forward to their continued contribution to the success of the Corporation.”

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