Vision, experience, acumen & know-how.
Our leadership team harnesses of a great wealth of experience. It is our mandate to consistently provide sound financial and management advice. Trust is earned, and every dollar respected - We strive to ensure that these sentiments ring true time and time again. Success is Ideal.
Dr. Paulette HenryDirector
Micheal E. DeansDirector
We are ready to help you accomplish your goals.
Donovan LewisChairman Ideal Finance Corp Ltd.
Mr. Donovan Lewis, the Founder and Chairman of the Ideal Group of Companies, is widely-regarded as a pioneer, leader and stalwart of the financial services sector in Jamaica. His investments via the Jamaica Stock Exchange have spawned tremendous results over several decades and include the publicly-traded Salada Foods Jamaica Limited, which has been a member of the Ideal Group since 2006.
Aside from being Ideal's Chairman, his Corporate Governance responsibilities include former stints as a director of AIC Jamaica Limited, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCBJ), NCB Cayman Limited, Advantage General Insurance Limited and CVM Television Limited.
His vision is for Ideal to be among Jamaica's leading financial institutions, particularly in the areas of deal-making and investment banking transactions which prove to be of tremendous value to stakeholders.
Patrick WilliamsDirector Ideal Finance Corp Ltd.
Patrick Williams has over 20 years experience in the financial industry, advancing through the ranks of some of Jamaica’s most distinguished financial institutions.
He is a senior executive of the ICWI group. He is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caribbean Investment Fund and Managing Director of ICWI (Bahamas) Limited.
Additionally, he currently serves as a director of Salada Foods Jamaica Limited .
A graduate of the University of Toronto, he holds BSc. in Anthropology and an MBA in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York.
Claudette ChungDirector Ideal Finance Corp Ltd.
Claudette Chung is a graduate of Queens College New York and began her career as an analyst at Fahn Stock & Company on Wall Street. She is currently the Managing Director of Ideal Betting Company Limited.
She is also a director of Ideal Portfolio Services, Ideal Finance Corporation, Ideal Microfinance Company Limited and Ideal Group Corporation.
Kathryn LewisDirector Ideal Finance Corp Ltd.
Ms. Kathryn Lewis has served on the Board of the Ideal Group of Companies since the year 2011, the same year she was called to The Bar of Attorneys in Jamaica and received her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School.
Her Corporate Governance responsibilities include Directorships of Salada Foods Jamaica Limited, Pimora Company Limited, Mountain Peak Food Processors, The Companies Office of Jamaica and The Trade Board Limited.
In the year 2012, she founded Kathryn A. Lewis & Associates, Attorneys-at-Law. In 2013, the firm transitioned to Lewis, Smith, Williams & Company, Attorneys-At-Law and Trademark Agents (LSW) upon her being joined by two other Partners. As a Partner in LSW, her areas of focus are Intellectual Property, Commercial and Family matters.
She is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) holder from the University of the West Indies’ Mona School of Business. In addition, she is a graduate of McMaster University (Bachelor of Arts – Political Science), and the University of Liverpool (Bachelor of Laws).
As Ideal’s sole Executive Director she bears responsibility for charting and overseeing the execution of the Group’s medium-term strategic vision.
Dr. Paulette HenryDirector Ideal Portfolio Services Co. Ltd.
In addition to being a Director of Ideal Portfolio Services Co. Ltd., Dr. Paulette Henry is a lecturer in the Behavioural Sciences & General Management Academic Unit at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Her specific subject areas are that of Communications and Marketing. In addition received her PhD and Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Howard University in Washington D.C, Dr. Henry completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the UWI in 1977.
Among her awards are the ‘Best Team Player Award – International Banking Division’ awarded to her by Scotiabank Jamaica Limited in 2003 and ‘Commendable Service in the Field of Education’ awarded by the New York Chapter of the St. Hilda's Alumnae Association in May 1993.
She is also an author of several Conference Papers, Presentations and Reports over 32 years since 1985.
Micheal E. DeansDirector Ideal Finance Corp Ltd.
Michael E. Deans is an attorney, practicing law for 16 years. He has worked at the Attorney Generals Chambers and the office of Director of Public Prosecutions Private Practice. He is a Captain in the Jamaica Defence Force, a tutor at the Norman Manley law school and also a Justice of the Peace.
Michael enjoys spending time with his family, working out, mountain biking, scuba diving and off-road driving.