Our Team

Our Team

  • Michael Lee-Chin is Chairman of Portland Private Equity and sponsor of AIC Caribbean Fund; founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc., a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified operating companies; and Chairman of the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica.

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  • Kip has over twenty years of global emerging market investing experience and is a founding Managing Partner of AIC Caribbean Fund. He worked with International Finance Corporation as an investment professional for 19 years before joining Portland Private Equity. 

  • Rob helped launch AIC Caribbean Fund and is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity.  He is an accomplished business person with a strong background in corporate strategy and operations. He was formerly an executive at Loblaw Companies, Canada’s largest retailer, and led the creation of a direct bank at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He has served on the boards of Columbus International and Advantage General, and is currently on the board of the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica.

  • Joe has over twenty years experience in negotiating, structuring, and closing a wide variety of transaction types. He is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity, in addition to his investment origination and portfolio company responsibilities, he looks after the financial operations of AIC Caribbean Fund.  Joe founded a successful valuation practice earlier in his career and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator by training. 

  • Doug has over fourteen years of private equity and venture capital experience. Prior to joining Portland Private Equity as a Partner he was responsible for co-founding and leading two successful investment management firms. At Portland, he has primary responsibility for investor relations, is a board member of InterEnergy Holdings, is a member of the fund’s Investment Committee, and involved in all aspects of the fund’s management.

  • Ricardo has more than 10 years experience in the Caribbean banking sector providing corporate banking and capital markets solutions to clients across the Caribbean region. Prior to joining Portland Private Equity, Ricardo held the role of Associate Director- Investment Banking with a leading regional commercial bank where he was responsible for leading the structuring and successful placement of several capital markets transactions. He holds a Masters of Science degree in economics from the University of the West Indies and is a CFA Charter holder.

  • Mark is a Vice President of Portland Private Equity and joined the team in 2009. Prior to joining, he was leading a consortium’s efforts to redevelop the town of Port Antonio, Jamaica.  The consortium involved the Government of Jamaica, Michael Lee-Chin, Jamaica’s utility companies, some of Jamaica’s largest corporations, and local entrepreneurs. Mark was formerly a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

  • Hülya has over 8 years of experience in Environmental and Social matters, besides expertise in development cooperation. She is the Environmental and Social expert at Portland Private Equity. Hülya formerly worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and is fluent in Spanish, French and German.

  • Lorraine is a licensed Paralegal who has been working with the private equity team since 2008 and has various responsibilities in the legal, corporate secretarial and compliance areas. Throughout her legal career she has worked on numerous transactions with an aggregate value of over CAD 1 billion. In addition to her role with private equity, for over 11 years Lorraine has also worked for companies within the Portland Holdings conglomerate.