he Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Desmond Malcolm P.E., J.P. as General Manager of the Corporation with effect from August 2, 2012.
Mr. Malcolm is a graduate of Howard University where he pursued Mechanical Engineering and holds a Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.A general engineer and public administration professional with over 30 years of experience in both private and public sectors, locally as well as internationally, Mr. Malcolm has since February 2010 provided consultancy services in areas of infrastructure development, natural gas management, environmental and regulatory management, water supply and waste water management. Prior to that Mr. Malcolm was Project Director for the National Works Agency where he had the responsibility to plan and direct the timely implementation of the Northern Jamaica Development Project, which included the Northern Coastal Highway Improvement Project and the North and South Gully Projects.Mr. Malcolm has also held the post of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Water Comminssion.As Engineering Manager at the District of Columbia, Department of Public Works, Design, Engineering, Construction Administration in Washington D.C., USA, Mr. Malcolm managed capital projects to build, remodel and renovate correctional and fleet facilities, as well as minicipal buildings.Mr. Malcolm is a past student of Mannings School, Savanna-La-Mar and served as Justice of the Peace and a Dispute Moderator. He is affiliated with the Professional Engineers Registration Board-Jamaica.The Board is confident that the professional training and experience which Mr. Malcolm brings to the table, is the right fit for the Corporation at this juncture in its history.The Board also uses this opportunity to thank former Acting General Manager, Mr. Desmond Young for his stewardship over the last nine months.