STRUCTURE OF COMPANY
Petrojam is a limited liability company; jointly owned by PDVCaribe, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). The PCJ is a statutory body created and wholly owned by the Government of Jamaica.
The General Manager is responsible for daily management of Jamaica’s only petroleum refinery; however the ultimate internal authority is the Board of Directors.
The Board is comprised of an equal number of Venezuelan and Jamaican Directors. The main departments include the Production; Logistics and Marketing; Technical Services; Safety, Security, Environment & Quality; Finance and Accounts; Human Resource Development & Administration; Strategic Planning & Business Support Departments and General Manager’s Office.
Petrojam was established in 1982 when the Government of Jamaica purchased the Esso Kingston Refinery, which had been built, and operated by Esso since March 1964. In 2006 the Government of Jamaica sold 49% of its shares to PDVCaribe.