Portland Private Equity partner, Mariame McIntosh Robinson, selected as World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

St. Michael, Barbados
March 13, 2014

as reported by RJR News of Jamaica, March 13, 2014

Mariame McIntosh Robinson, an outstanding Jamaican professional, has been selected as one of 214 Young Global Leaders for 2014. She is one of only three Caribbean nationals to have been selected this year.  

The selection, made by the World Economic Forum, was announced on Tuesday in Geneva Switzerland.

Equity fund

Mrs. McIntosh Robinson is a Partner at Portland Private Equity (PPE), a private equity fund management company that provides growth equity capital to companies in the Caribbean region through the management of the US$225 million AIC Caribbean Fund. She leads the Fund’s due diligence process as well as the day to day portfolio monitoring activities for related transactions.

She previously worked as a Strategy Consultant for eight years with McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, advising CEOs and their teams on growth strategy and operations.

Voluntary work

Mrs. McIntosh Robinson also volunteers with TEACH Caribbean, an educational non-profit organization that she founded, focused on improving access to quality education for financially disadvantaged youth in rural Jamaica.

Educationally, Marianne McIntosh Robinson has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and an M. Phil. in Economics from Oxford University where she attended as a Jamaica Rhodes Scholar.

She is married to Julian Robinson, MP for South East St. Andrew and Minister of State in the Ministry of  of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.

About YGL

Each year, the World Economic Forum recognizes the most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world, as Young Global Leaders (YGLs).

This year’s class of YGLs come from 66 countries across seven regions, and equally represents the public and private sector. Out of the total 214 YGLs honoured, 109 are women. 

According to David Aikman, Managing Director and Head of New Champions at the World Economic Forum: “The YGL Community assembles the world’s most outstanding and competitive, next-generation leaders who have a proven and growing record of extraordinary achievement and helps them further develop in their leadership journey. This commune platform at the WEF provides its members with a peer network that challenges them to not only do more, but to be more. Being part of the YGL community is the next transformational experience, where leaders turn their personal success into global significance and positive impact in their countries, industries and areas of expertise.”

The YGL Class of 2014 represents "natural born leaders" from (49) East Asia, (46) Europe, (14) Latin America, (3) Caribbean, (18) Middle East and North Africa, (48) North America, (17) South Asia and (19) from sub-Saharan Africa.

The 2014 selections were drawn from a pool of more than 2,000 candidates who were evaluated by Heidrick & Struggles and screened by a selection committee chaired by Queen Rania of Jordan.

The YGL Community has more than 900 active members, representing every region of the world. The YGLs convene at an annual summit, held this year in Beijing and Tianjin, China, in September.


For more information visit www.portlandpe.com or contact Douglas Hewson at dhewson@portlandpe.com.

About Portland Private Equity: 

Based in Barbados, Portland Private Equity is a private equity fund management company currently focused on opportunities in the Caribbean region through its management of the AIC Caribbean Fund (ACF). Building on Portland’s track record of successful investments throughout the Caribbean region, ACF is a ~$230M fund focused on medium-sized businesses. Companies in Portland’s portfolio do business in over 20 countries throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Latin America.