Chief Executive Officer

Mark Williams was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the KWL Group, effective January 6, 2020, taking up the mantle to steer KWL into its next phase of growth and development through continuous innovation, strategic investments and boundaryless thinking.  

Mark Williams joined Kingston Wharves Limited in October 2011 as the Chief Marketing & Planning Officer and later appointed Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the development and execution of corporate strategy for the KWL Group. 

In addition to managing the KWL Group’s strategic planning process, he also had responsibility for domestic and international business development, marketing, customer service, terminal operations, safety and security as well as human resources. With the development of a robust strategic plan, Mr. Williams, a certified Port Executive, has implemented a series of transformative structural adjustments in Kingston Wharves and headed commercial negotiations for the company’s fast-growing logistics division. 

These have resulted in significant cost containment whilst improving revenues. Mark has 20 years’ experience in commercial and strategic planning. Prior to joining Kingston Wharves, Mark was Vice President – commercial development, marketing and planning at The Airports Authority of Jamaica. 

He held Senior Executive positions at The Shell Company (W.I.) Limited and Shell Antilles & Guianas Limited with responsibility for 10 countries throughout the Caribbean. Mr. Williams holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Surrey, United Kingdom, a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of the West Indies and Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from the University of London.