Glen Christian, O.J., O.D., J.P.
Glen Christian entered the pharmaceutical industry in 1971, as a general sales representative with H.D. Hopwood Limited. He was later assigned as a medical representative, before being promoted to the position of Sales Manager.
In 1986, he started his own pharmaceutical distribution company, Cari-Med Limited, with three employees. Today, he heads the Cari-Med group which comprises Cari-Med Distributors, Kirk Distributors, Federated Pharmaceutical, Bomber Manufacturing and Cari-Med International, the group’s export arm. The Group employs over 900 persons.
Glen’s record of service and achievement has earned him numerous honours and awards from the Jamaican government and private sector. His list of national honours includes the Governor General’s Award for Community Service; the Order of Distinction; and the Order of Jamaica.
In 2014 he was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s Hall of Fame, and in 2019 was presented with the prestigious International Humanitarian Award from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) for his philanthropic work.
He has been recognized by his alma mater, the Mico University College, with an honorary Doctor of Education degree; and is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Technology.
He is Chairman of the fundraising committee of the Healing Ministry of Bethel Baptist Church, and is also a member of the boards of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Mico University College.
A firm believer in the power of education, Glen has committed to supporting Early Childhood Education in Jamaica through the Cari-Med Foundation. In 2010 the Foundation built the Evelyn Mitchell Infant School, a state of the art Early Childhood institution in Glen’s hometown of Brandon Hill, Clarendon which was handed over to the Ministry of Education. That school, named for his late mother, has been designated a Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Education. In 2015, the Cari-Med Foundation partnered with other Foundations, as well as private and governmental organizations, to build a similar institution in an inner city community in Kingston. This school, the Union Gardens Infant School, is also managed by the Ministry of Education.
Glen is married to Marva Christian and the proud father of two sons and two daughters.