About This Center
The MBDA Business Center located in Orlando, FL is operated by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council. The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States. The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.
Project Director: Kimberly Rosier Jean-Louis
Program Director Retu Jalhan is an accomplished business professional with specialization in the finance industry. Her finance and marketing skills are derived from over fifteen years of experience in the banking, investments and insurance sectors. After graduation from York University, Miss Jalhan began her career in Insurance on the Property and Casualty side of the business. She progressed from the Manager of Direct Marketing to Group Account Manager for the Cooperators Insurance Company where she managed a portfolio of group insurance clients valued at over $160 million in premiums. More recently Miss Jalhan was the Director of Business Development at The RMP Group where she is responsible for the detailed financial analysis and valuation of acquisition opportunities. She also assisted in the preparation of legal and marketing documents and managed the due diligence timelines for acquisitions. The focus of Miss Jalhan’s work has been on the growth of Minority (MBE), Women (WBE) and Disabled Veteran supply chain companies. She has also led a special initiative focused on niche social enterprises impacting the Caribbean.
Leveraging her unique experience, she aims to lead the way for further development of MBEs and WBEs in the Central Florida region.
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