For­eign in­vestors eye BPO, health sec­tors

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

CON­FI­DENT IN Ja­maica’s in­vest­ment cli­mate, Dr Guna Mup­puri, founder–man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Bio­prist, is on a quest to de­sign, develop and es­tab­lish the road for a world-class med­i­cal and health sci­ences in­sti­tu­tion, Busi­ness Process Out­sourc­ing (BPO) and ICT in­dus­tries in the Caribbean.

This has led to his re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of the US mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar Jockey In­ter­na­tional USA in­dus­trial prop­er­ties in Hanover.

Mup­puri will be em­brac­ing ad­di­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity as the pres­i­dent of the up­com­ing Bio­prist In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences and Bio­prist Knowl­edge Parks.

Mean­while, Amer­i­can busi­ness ty­coon W.B. Kirch­ner – founder of Kirch­ner Pri­vate Cap­i­tal Group and its CEO, met with sev­eral Ja­maican lead­ers, in­clud­ing Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness. Mup­puri noted in­creased con­fi­dence in Ja­maica’s in­vest­ment arena and con­tin­ues to fo­cus ef­forts on grow­ing a range of busi­nesses with in­put from ma­jor over­seas in­vestors.

WIDE EX­PE­RI­ENCE WITH AGRI­CUL­TURE

Kirch­ner is also co-founder and pres­i­dent of Crest­lineKirch­ner Pri­vate Eq­uity Group, co-founder of Kirch­ner Food Se­cu­rity Group LLC, and also co-man­ages two funds with 18 agri­cul­tural in­vestee com­pa­nies.

He has wide ex­pe­ri­ence in the agri­cul­ture and agribusi­ness en­ter­prises through the full agri­cul­ture value chain. Fur­ther, he serves as a man­ag­ing part­ner at Kirch­ner Port­fo­lio Man­age­ment, LLC, and was twice named En­tre­pre­neur of the Year for agri­cul­ture ven­tures. Noted Amer­i­can busi­ness­man W.B. Kirch­ner (left) is pic­tured with Guna Mup­puri, founder-man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Bio­prist and pres­i­dent of the Busi­ness Process In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Ja­maica, and Michael McMor­ris, chair­man of the Vic­to­ria Mu­tual Build­ing So­ci­ety, at a re­cep­tion at the Ja­maica Pe­ga­sus ho­tel hosted by Bio­prist in hon­our of Kirch­ner last Thurs­day.

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