Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest is the Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and Director of both its subsidiaries. Her mandate is to continue the process of developing the JSE Group and particularly the Exchange, in an atmosphere of transparency and fairness while utilizing appropriate technology in providing the greatest possible efficiencies to the market.
Mrs. Street Forrest has a wealth of experience having worked in senior management positions at varying private and public sector organizations here in Jamaica and overseas. It is under her stewardship that the JSE became demutualized and the US Denominated Market and the Junior Market were launched. She also spearheaded the Registrar Division of the Jamaica Central Depository (JCSD) when she served as General Manager for this subsidiary of the JSE.
Mrs. Street Forrest attended the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she read for the Bachelors Degree in Management Studies and later gained her Masters in Business Administration at the Barry University in Florida.
In 2016, Mrs. Street Forrest was conferred with the honour of the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) in recognition of her outstanding leadership in the growth of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. In that same year she also received the Afroglobal Excellence Award for Global Impact from Canada for exhibiting great leadership, vision, integrity and commitment to excellence.
She was an Observer Business Leader Nominee in 2017 and was also celebrated by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies – UWI as a Woman Pioneer. In 2018 she received the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal Vocational Services Award and was recently recognized by the Alex Ihama School of Greatness as the Business Leader of the Decade.
Mrs. Street Forrest was conferred with a Honorary Doctoral Degree in Public Policy by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean on July 18, 2021 for her contribution to nation building. She is also the 2021 recipient of the Soroptimist International (Jamaica) Stella Gregory Award which is presented annually to an outstanding woman, who has excelled in her chosen field and has contributed to national development.
She is a Justice of the Peace and serves as a Director for the Good Samaritan Inn, a Christian outreach aimed at uplifting the poor and marginalized.