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Nerissa J. Persaud

Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Writer, Corporate Strategist

On a mission to ignite the human spark

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20+ Years experience working with Leaders across the world in both, for profit and non-profit sectors, Nerissa has become a Global voice in the space of Employee Well-being and Experience, striving to drive Sustainable Change in the Workplace and Communities beyond borders.

Nerissa J. Persaud is a Guyanese-Canadian Entrepreneur, Mother, Philanthropist, Writer and Speaker, who is on a mission to ignite the human spark. She has lived in several countries over the last two decades, and made it her life’s work to listen to how organisations of people speak, think and behave, in order to improve how we live, and work. She is a graduate from the Association of Business Executives Uk in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, and Harvard Business School in the discipline of Strategy Execution. She is also accredited under Brightline Initiative and (PMI) in Bridging the Gap between Strategy Design and Delivery.

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Persaud excels from an ever-sensing nature to innovate, solve, repeat and punch above her weight. These values have made her successful when combined with bold risk taking, pushing the limits, and challenging how we ordinarily think to improve how we live and work. Her strategic approach examines how organisations speak, think and operate in order to identify where gaps might exist, why they exist, and how it affects the way we handle stress, manage things, lead teams and respond to situations around us.

Work Ethic and Approach

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Background /Cross-Industry and Culture Exposure

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Before calling Jamaica home, Nerissa has lived and worked in several countries across the globe. Starting at Guyana but extending over Malaysia, Singapore, the Maldives, India, Canada, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Mexico.

Nerissa's passion for travel and tourism was instilled in her from a young age, leading her to amass extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry with esteemed brands such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Marriott, and COMO. Alongside her professional roles, she has forged trusted partnerships that have further expanded her knowledge and understanding of the industry. This wealth of experience places her in an ideal position to drive innovation and uphold excellence in the service sector. To date, Nerissa Guest Writes for Hotel Business Review and several other business and leisure publications whenever time permits her.

Global Conversations, and Philanthropy

Nerissa maintains her presence as an active member of the Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health, and the World Mental Health Federation, and is committed to raising awareness, and advocating for the importance of mental health in the workplace, and across communities.

In addition to her professional endeavours, Nerissa has also dedicated herself to philanthropic work, particularly in promoting literacy, and advocating for the rights of women and children. Her pursuit in the path of service above self is demonstrated through her involvement as a fellow Rotarian and her current undertaking as the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay.

Board and Global Memberships

Avenues of Work

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Designing Solutions to Problems

Bridging the gaps in Community

New ideas creativity and different innovative solution.

Simplifying the User Experience

Company to Community Action

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Nerissa is currently the Director of Youth and President-Elect for the Rotary Club of Montego Bay. The Rotary Club of Montego Bay is part of the framework Rotary International. Rotary International consists of 1.4 million leaders and problem-solvers who work together to

create lasting change. On July 1, 2024, as per the Rotary Club of Montego Bay’s Constitution and By-laws, Nerissa will assume the role of President of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay.

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Delivery of watertanks to the West Haven Children’s Home. A joint mission between the RCMB and Perrine-Cutler Ridge Rotary Club.

Leadership Youth Development talk with the students of the Mt. Alvernia High School and Cornwall College.

Leadership Youth Development talk with the students of Anchovy High School.

Supporting Rotary International in it’s END POLIO NOW awareness building with the students of the Irwin Primary School.

Wheelchair delivery organisaed to reach the most vulnerable across Jamaica. A joint mission with the RCMB and Rotary Club of Virginia.

Annual RUN/WALK Marathon supporting health and well-being awareness in Jamaica.


Making Literacy

a priority in Corporate Social Responsibility.

I created this program because children are the root to a better future, and a better future starts by helping them to understand their world. -Nerissa J.Persaud

Annual Toy Drive with students of Mt. Alvernia and the Enfant and Primary School of Flankers.

Tree Planting Initiative with the Students of Mt. Alvernia and the Department of Forestry.

Team building exercise with the RCMB attending the Inter-Club Assembly Conference.

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A space where innovation and learning coexist

Corporate Learning Concierge

Corporate Learning Concierge is a game-changer for companies and leaders seeking to transform the on-the-go, on-demand, learning experience of their employees.

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Working Together

"Nerissa is one of the best executives I had the pleasure to work with during my career. She is able to digest very complex criteria from very demanding client and group them into measured and manageable steps to fill the required position, her quick thinking and her immense respect in her field of consultancy and understanding the clients mission made her the greatest sounding board a demanding client could wish for. I have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend this truly professional to clients who are looking for the right talent."


Mehdi Othmani Cluster General Manager at DER Touristik Hotels & Resorts | Certification in Financial Management of Hotels

I have known Nerissa since 2008. We started as acquaintance as we were both Executive Assistants of two luxury resorts in Maldives. Nerissa has a sincere heart in helping out people find their dream job, I was one of them. She will not just help you find one, but will help you go through the entire process - she'll give you pointers and guidance. She exudes with positivity and she will make you feel that she is there to help you all through out. She paved the way for me to be a part of one of the best employers in the world - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.


Charito Pagdonsolan A Passionate Executive Assistant

I had the opportunity to review the business plan of and career opportunities with the organization so well run by Nerissa. Through all of our communications, verbal and written, I recognized her proficiency and passion for excellence. It is clear to me why Nerissa is at the top in her field.


Anthony Freda, CHA®, CMCA

Hospitality Leadership | Association Management | Real Estate

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+1 876-503-6820

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