Densil A. Williams is a renowned Caribbean academic. He is a Professor of International Business, Principal of the UWI Five Islands Campus, and also, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Industry/Academic Partnerships and Planning at the UWI. He is the youngest person to be promoted to the rank of Professor at UWI, Mona Campus, and also the first person in the history of the Business and Management department to be promoted to Professor. 


Professor Williams has led several transformational initiatives in administrative processes, research and innovation, and teaching and learning. For example, he spearheaded the establishment of the First Bloomberg Finance lab in a Business School in the Caribbean. The lab went on to win an award for innovation in 2018. In addition, he led a comprehensive revision of the MBA and MSc curricula to make them more applicable to the modern workplace. The various initiatives led to the school achieving great improvements in its financial performance and an increased public profile.


As expected, Professor Williams has an impressive academic resume. He obtained a BSc degree with first-class honours in Economics and Management Studies and an MSc in International Business from the UWI. In 2006, he received a Ph.D. in International Business and Strategy from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He was a Jamaica Government Exhibition Scholar, A Jamaica Flour Mills Scholar, a Lome IV Scholar, and, A Commonwealth Scholar. He was also awarded the prize for the most outstanding researcher in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the UWI, Mona Campus in 2013 and 2015. 


Professor Williams will mix his theoretical perspectives and industry experience as he presents on, “The Role of Corporate Leadership in building a Globally Competitive Enterprise”.


Topic: The Role of Corporate Leadership in building a Globally Competitive Enterprise