Christopher is an Attorney-at-Law and founding Partner of the Kingston Law Firm, Samuda & Johnson, and was called to the Jamaican Bar in October 1986 having earned a Bachelor of Laws, (LLB Degree) with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (Mona) and the requisite Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School.
He is a company adviser and consultant with a successful career spanning over 20 years, 4 continents and innumerable industries.
Imprinted in the heart and soul of Christopher is volunteerism which he expresses in sport as President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association, Chairman of the Jamaica Paralympic Foundation, Secretary General of the Jamaica Olympic Association, President of the Jamaica Disability Cricket Federation and a Member of Jamaica’s National Sport Council. A strong advocate of sport as a business, he partners with associates in hosting the International Business of Sport Conference held in Kingston which has attracted major speakers in the global sport industry.
But the spirit of volunteerism first captivated him in the credit union movement where he is a former President of both the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (with oversight responsibility of then over two hundred credit unions) and the Jamaica Co-Operative Credit Union League Limited (with oversight responsibility then of over forty credit unions). He also represented the Caribbean as its delegate to the World Council of Credit Unions during his Presidency of the Caribbean Confederation.
But perhaps the seed of volunteerism was germinated as a former President of GSB Co-Operative Credit Union Limited, then one of the oldest credit unions in the Caribbean which subsequently merged with another to become First Heritage Credit Union a recognized leader in the industry.
A firm believer in the value of a good education knowledge based training and fair competition, Christopher serves currently as the Chairman of the Board of Wolmer’s Boys’ School, one of the oldest and leading high schools in the Caribbean, and he Is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Creative Production & Training Centre Limited (CPTC), a Government owned film and production organization, the Board of Governors of the Media Technology Institute and Chairman of the Fair Trading Commission.
He is a presenter on varied topics in corporate governance, law, sport and education, is a motivational speaker and has been the guest speaker at events throughout the Caribbean and in Belize in Central America.
Christopher, a Paralympic Spirit and Game Changer