Mr. Anand James has almost 30 years experience in the flavours and fragrances industry having worked with Bush Boake Allen Jamaica Ltd a multinational Flavour and Fragrance Company from 1989 to 2001.
After the company was acquired by an international flavour house, Mr. James bought the local operations and renamed it Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances. Mr. James, a Guyanese by birth came to Jamaica in 1984 with his wife to take up teaching positions since they are both trained teachers.
He has both his BA and Master’s degrees in History in addition, Mr. James has attained a number of professional Diplomas and Certificates in Management. Anand James was the General Manger of Extracts Limited in Black River, St. Elizabeth for 1 year. This Company extracted pimento leaf oil and Jamaica Ginger Oleoresins and oil.
He has served on several boards including Director of the Jamaica Manufacturing Association (JMA) for over ten years. Anand James and his wife have 2 children and even though Guyanese by birth considers himself a true Jamaican, he is an avid cricket fan.