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Founder and CEO

Marvin created The MAIA Foundation in 2019. Born in Germany to Jamaican parents, Marvin attended the University

of London and earned an MBA from the LSE. He is a business strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropic heart.

Before travelling the world, Marvin got his start as a young hand on his uncle’s dairy farm in Germany at the age

of six. He quickly developed an exceptional work ethic. By seventeen, he was juggling three jobs while attending university. He taught German to English-speaking children while volunteering his time to rebuild Caribbean communities in London. At the age of 22, he had developed and sold his online career platform,

Marvin has worked with leading international brands such as Proctor & Gamble World Wide, Burger King,

Riu Hotels, Grey Worldwide, Mercedes Benz, Bayer and Vodafone.

He has gone before the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to advise on new agricultural innovations. Marvin's areas of expertise are aquaponic farming, permaculture, hydroponic fodder,

technology-driven and climate smart agriculture. He works to optimize business models that shelter the industry from environmental and economic hardship in order for local farmers to thrive.

He was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Rose Hall charter in Montego Bay were he

stood at Sargent-at-Arms.

He continues to share his international experience and passion for service at home in Jamaica.

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Program Associate

Jodi-Ann joined The MAIA Foundation to leverage her experience and integrity to help develop the organization. A natural communicator with an ability to bring stakeholders together, she is most passionate about women in leadership and holistic living.

She holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in psychology and is the current Director of Organizational Development and Performance Management at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Prior to this role, Jodi-Ann was a Management Consultant with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.

Driven by the desire to create opportunities, engage with people and bring out the best in others, Jodi-Ann has committed her life to being of service to those around her. She is a selfless person who is happiest when she actively working to improve the happiness of others.

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