Ian Dear is the founder and current Chairman and CEO of Margaritaville Caribbean Group (MCG).
MCG is an industry-leading hospitality company which has two subsidiaries publicly traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Under Dear’s leadership the Company portfolio has expanded to include a diverse range of hospitality concepts in 53 locations throughout the Caribbean.
Ian has been a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St. James, since 1996 and maintains active involvement in several community service organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo.) and a board member of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Trans Jamaican Highway (TJH) and Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ).
In addition to these current appointments, Ian has served as a member and board member for several organizations to include the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Young President’s Association, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Jamaica Cruise Council and the Attractions Association of Jamaica.
In 2020, Jamaica’s Governor-General appointed Ian Dear to the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for his contributions to Caribbean Tourism and Real Estate Development