Recipient of the Order of Jamaica for his philanthropy and contribution to the development of commerce and business, Lascelles Chin is the Chairman and Founder of the LASCO Affiliated Companies.
This Jamaican born entrepreneur who ventured into the field of business and commerce in 1956, found opportunities in a variety of sectors: the import of spices and teas, sales of adhesives through his partnership with Henkel, furniture manufacturing, data processing, car rentals, horticulture, insurance brokerage, hair products, soya oil refining and chicken processing. As a result of his wealth of knowledge, business experience and being always mindful of his humble beginnings, the Chairman has constantly sought to develop and distribute affordable products.
Mr. Chin shares his ideas and energy with his business colleagues and has contributed greatly to prominent Jamaican organizations such as the Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation, the Jamaica Exporters’ Association and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). He is a current Director of the Bureau of Standards’ Standards Council, the University of the West Indies’ School of Nursing Advisory Board and the Kings House Foundation. He is also the Executive Chairman of LASCO Manufacturing Limited and LASCO Financial Services Limited.
The Chairman has also been listed among the top 10 personalities in Jamaica published by the Jamaica Observer on several occasions. In 2011, he was inducted into the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame.
Beyond the business world, Mr. Peart provides support to the Mona School of Business as a member of the Investment Committee and a member of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North.