Meet the Board

Dr. Michael Aboud

Chairman

Dr. Michael Aboud’s legacy is one of vision, dedication, and impact.

At the tender age of 24, armed with nothing but a fervent passion to forge his own destiny, Dr. Aboud embarked on a journey that would shape the landscape of the private security industry. In 1983, he laid the foundation for Aboud Security, a venture founded on sheer determination rather than capital or experience. With himself as the inaugural Security Officer, he was resolute in his belief that no endeavor was too small, no opportunity to be overlooked, and every weakness a challenge to conquer.

In the ensuing years, Dr. Aboud’s resolute dedication and forward-thinking approach culminated in the incorporation of Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) in 1986. Under his astute leadership, ASSL has emerged as a regional security powerhouse, boasting an expansive network spanning 25 locations across the Caribbean, encompassing pivotal territories such as Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Guyana, Antigua, and St. Vincent with a workforce of over 8,000. Furthermore, he has made substantial investments in the tourism and entertainment industry, cementing his status as an indomitable industrialist.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Aboud’s achievements have garnered international recognition and a myriad of accolades. Most notably, in 1997, he secured the esteemed title of “Entrepreneur of the Year – Service Industry” from Ernest and Young International (EY). His contributions to the correctional community were lauded in 2013 by the American Correctional Association (ACA, USA) with the “Executive Gold Foreign” distinction. That same year, he received the “Award of Organizational Merit” from the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS, USA) for his steadfast support in professional security development.

Beyond his significant contributions to the private security domain, Dr. Aboud assumed the role of Chairman at ECHE in 2023, marking a pivotal juncture in the company’s trajectory. With a strategic investment of US$2 million in the inaugural year, he has steered the allocation of substantial resources toward fortifying ECHE’s infrastructure, human resources, training, and technological capabilities.

Dr. Michael Aboud’s journey, from a young entrepreneur to a distinguished industrialist, is a testament to the power of passion, determination, and an unwavering belief in one’s own potential.

Lititia Myers Gray

Founder and CEO

Lititia Myers-Gray, the CEO of ECHE Limited, is a visionary leader with a distinguished career that spans from the farmlands of Garlands, St. James, to the corporate boardrooms of Kingston, Jamaica. With a people-first management approach, she has established a legacy centered on uplifting individuals and delivering service excellence.

Rooted in her early experiences helping in her grandmother’s small rural shop, Lititia learned valuable lessons in efficiency, tenacity, and the delicate balance between managing relationships and family and work life. Over the years, she has evolved into a dynamic leader, achieving significant results across diverse industries, including Cash Management, Telecommunications, Business Process Outsourcing, and Finance.

 

In her previous role as President and CEO at Beryllium Limited, Lititia spearheaded a transformative rebranding exercise, revitalizing the entire company and successfully steering it through the challenges posed by a global pandemic. A champion of employee development and empowerment, she is recognized as a mentor and a transformational leader.

 

A proud alumna of Mount Alvernia High School, Lititia embodies values such as love, discipline, respect, simplicity, and honesty. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northern Caribbean University, with a lifetime membership in the honors society Beta Gamma Sigma.

 

As a mother and wife, Lititia brings a unique perspective to her leadership role, fostering an environment at ECHE that enables both herself and her team to achieve self-actualization. At the helm of ECHE Limited, Lititia is dedicated to building a culture of exploration and aspiration, strategically positioning the company to disrupt and transform the cash and high-risk outsourcing industry through revolutionary technologies. ECHE, under her guidance, is poised to be a leading strategic solutions provider, supporting all industries in Information Technology Enabled Services and payment solutions.

Charles Rodriquez

Company Secretary

With over four decades of distinguished experience in the military and security sectors, Major Charles Rodriquez is a seasoned professional. Currently designated as the General Manager for ASSL Security Services (Jamaica) Limited, he brings extensive expertise in strategic leadership and security management to his role.

Beginning his career in 1977 with the Jamaica Defence Force, Major Rodriquez served for 15 years, including a notable tenure as Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency The Most Honorable Sir Florizel Glasspole, from 1983 to 1986. Recognized as the Top Overseas Student at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 1979, Major Rodriquez’s early training laid the foundation for a career marked by exceptional leadership and a commitment to excellence.Transitioning into the private sector, he excelled in leadership roles, notably as the General Manager of Securicor Jamaica (now G4S) from 1997 to 2002, showcasing his proficiency in security management. His adaptability and expertise in diverse security environments were further demonstrated in his role as Corporate Security & Safety Manager for the Sugar Company of Jamaica.

His influence extends beyond operational roles, with roles such as Director of the Jamaican Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) from 1997 to 1999, emphasizing his dedication to industry regulation and standards. His chairmanship of COSPROD and membership on the IPL board further showcases his capacity for high-level strategic decision-making.

With over 44 years of invaluable experience, Major Charles Rodriquez stands as a stalwart figure in the security industry. His unwavering commitment to security, coupled with his distinguished military background, positions him as an invaluable asset to ECHE and the broader security community, poised to lead the company to new heights of success.

Joseph Smith

Director

Joseph Smith brings a wealth of experience in regional and international security spanning over three decades. His tenure reflects exceptional leadership in the multinational security arena, demonstrating expertise in Manned Security, Cash Solutions, and Technology. This proficiency was cultivated through active participation in various seminars, including specialized programs offered by industry leaders such as Sony CCTV Security Products in Miami, Cash Management Solutions in London, and Brinks Alarms CMS in Texas

In addition to his role at ECHE, Mr. Smith holds the position of Managing Director for Amalgamated Security Services Limited’s (ASSL) operations in Trinidad and maintains responsibility as Director for three regional companies servicing healthcare, technology and real estate. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business from Lynn University, Florida, earned in 1986. To further refine his skills, Joseph pursued executive education programs at esteemed institutions like the Harvard Kennedy School, where he participated in the Senior Executives in National & International Security program in August 2009. He also completed The Complete Skilled Negotiator program at The Gap Partnership, Pacific Palms, in July 2009. Moreover, he engaged in Change Management training with Odyssey Consulting Inc. in Trinidad in July 2006, and delved into Money Laundering and Fraud with the Institute of Banking & Finance in Trinidad in October 2001.

Joseph Smith’s dedication to excellence in the security field is underscored by his membership in the American Society for Industrial Security International since 2009. This commitment is further evidenced by his involvement in various specialized training programs and continuous education, reflecting his dynamic approach to staying at the forefront of the industry.

With this extensive background and a sharp focus on innovation, Joseph Smith is positioned to lead ECHE into a new era; aligning the company with a seasoned professional poised to drive innovation and excellence in the rapidly evolving fintech sector.

Rochelle Cameron

Director

Rochelle Cameron, a seasoned attorney-at-law with an impressive 25-year tenure at the Jamaican Bar, brings a wealth of expertise as a Board Director at ECHE Limited.

 

Rochelle’s professional journey encompasses both the public and private sectors, reflecting her diverse skill set and extensive leadership experience. As a former Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica, she has navigated the intricacies of the legal landscape.

Her roles as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory at Flow Caribbean, and Company Secretary for Flow Jamaica, where she assumed the role of acting Chief Executive Officer on multiple occasions, showcased her versatility in senior leadership.

 

Beyond her legal roles, Rochelle has successfully led Human Resources and Public Relations teams, demonstrating her multidimensional executive capabilities. Her calm, collaborative, and decisive leadership style has been instrumental in managing through crises and organizational transformations. Recognized as an expert business strategist and stimulating communicator, Rochelle serves on various private and public sector boards, including Key Insurance Company Limited, Limners and Bards Limited (The Lab), and the Factories Corporation of Jamaica.

 

Driven by a passion for people development, Rochelle is committed to fostering enabling environments within organizations. As the founder and CEO of Prescient Consulting Services Limited, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to providing impactful guidance, strategies, project management, and workshops in areas such as Strategy Development, Leadership Development, Change Management, Culture Transformation, and Organizational Design for Profitability.

 

In addition to her legal background, Rochelle holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the Mona School of Business and Management. A former lecturer at the institution, she is also a John Maxwell certified Coach, DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer, and Speaker.

 

As the co-founder of Ready to Emerge Limited, an organization focused on personal and professional development, Rochelle extends her commitment to empowering individuals. A sought-after keynote speaker at local and international events, she employs her unique “Adrenaline Roch” style—marked by passion, high energy, and a sense of humor—to shape and deliver serious topics in an engaging and entertaining manner. In her role as a Board Director at ECHE Limited, Rochelle Cameron is a driving force in steering the company toward success in its mission to revolutionize the industry through groundbreaking technologies.

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