As the Director of Operations & Marketing of the BVI International Arbitration Centre, Ms. Janette N. Brin is responsible for the overall daily operation of a state of the art institution. This includes scheduling arbitrations and non-arbitration related events; local and regional marketing; in addition to community engagement initiatives.
With over 18 years of experience in media and public relations, event planning, and brand development, Janette Brin is well known and respected in the BVI, having held leadership roles in Marketing & PR at Cable & Wireless BVI Ltd and for the past 8 years prior to joining BVI IAC, Caribbean Cellular Telephone (CCT). Before returning to the Virgin Islands she had spent 8 years as a Marketing Manager at the Maryland State Department of Business & Economic Development.
Janette was born and raised in the Virgin Islands but lived in Baltimore, Maryland for over a decade. There she attended Notre Dame of Maryland University where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She obtained her MBA in Marketing at the University of Phoenix, Columbia, Maryland Campus.
It was in 2005, Janette found herself emerged in the entertainment world gaining the opportunity to meet celebrities and learn about the ins and outs of it all. Coming from a small Caribbean island, she knew all so well that there would be artists of all sorts that needed a platform in which to be heard. This would also become some of her reasoning for perusing the task of her own publication.
As Owner of Caribbean POSH Magazine, Janette has managed to weave a distinct and inspiring path in the world of corporate marketing and entrepreneurship. She is also the Founder of the Caribbean’s first women’s empowerment event, the Caribbean POSHgirl POWER Brunch which is now in its second year. Through POSH, Janette has worked with or interviewed some of the most influential names in the entertainment industry such as Shaggy and Wyclef Jean. Her most recent POWER Brunch hosted Yvette Noel-Schure (Beyoncé’s Publicist) and Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Angela Hunte. Gaining some accolades along the way, both the Association of Black Media Workers and the Caribbean Fashion Awards have recognized Caribbean POSH Magazine.
Ms. Shantel Gray is the Legal Assistant to the BVI International Arbitration Centre. With her experience as a News Director at ZROD FM, she works closely with the Centre Manager in proving support in marketing initiatives.
Shantel was born and raised in Jamaica where she completed her Associate Degree in Business Administration in 2012, thereafter she enrolled in Business Management Studies at the University of West Indies (Mona Campus). She soon moved to the BVI, where she completed her Advanced Certificate in Compliance.
Enthusiastic about being a part of the BVI International Arbitration Centre’s team -- she aspires to gain experience and knowledge in the legal arena, as she hopes her career path will later result in becoming a lawyer or working along the lines of litigation.
In her free time, Shantel enjoys finding ways to contribute to her personal development, travelling or on a set, backstage at an event engaged in her love for Makeup Artistry.