The Caribbean Institute of Management Consultants

The Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) was established in 2007, as a non-profit organization, to regulate the practice of management consultancy, to advocate for the profession and to advance the effectiveness of management consulting practices and processes in the region.  In 2020 the organisation was rebranded as the Caribbean Institute of Management Consultants (CIMC).

Since inception, with the institutional support of Caribbean Export Development Agency and other regional stakeholders, CIMC has expanded its footprint throughout the Caribbean region and is regarded as the champion of advocacy, networking support, capacity development and education for the region’s consulting professionals.

Our Mission Statement of “Building capacity of members, creating value for clients, developing competitive advantages”, speaks to our institutional focus and is our driving force.

CIMC’s Board of Directors, elected in 2021, at the November Annual General Meeting, reflects the regional diversity of our membership. CIMC members are drawn from the CARIFORUM member States. CIMC is an affiliated institution of the International Council of Certified Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), a network of over 56,000 professional Consultants, representing ‘thought leaders’ from around the world.

CIMC strives to enhance the professionalism and recognition of the Management Consulting profession in the Caribbean. We are committed to upholding the ethical and professional standards outlined in our Code of Professional Conduct.

We facilitate our members in attaining the Certified Management Consultant™ (CMC®) credential promoted by the  International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). This is the only global professional management consulting designation with recognition in over 47 countries and offered exclusively in the Caribbean region by the CIMC. This global standard for management consultancy has already now been adopted by CARICOM, and will shortly become an ISO standard. The ICMCI was instrumental in developing the the ISO 20700 Standard for consultancy services, which is an important complement to the CMC, the international certification for management consultants.

The international designation encourages continuous professional development and assesses whether candidates meet the global standard in respect of:

  • Business Competence  – demonstrating insight of the client’s business and processes, the market sector and the national economy and culture
  • Technical Competence  – demonstrating of functional or sectoral specialisation, as well as analytical and problem solving skills
  • Consulting Competence – demonstration of the consulting process in client engagements, use of appropriate consulting tools and management of risk and quality related issues
  • Professional Competence – adherence to the code of conduct and professional ethics, and demonstrating effective personal and interpersonal skills

The CMC® certification is awarded to consultants who have met global standards for competence, ethics, and results. Candidates for this competency based qualification must submit to a rigorous vetting process that includes receiving feedback from clients, documenting consulting experiences, online assessments of consulting, practice and ethics, and a panel interview by senior CMCs.

​No other qualification covers this important range for management consultants. In adhering to this competency based qualification, all CMCs are required to undertake and report on their continuing professional development and practice.

CIMC uses global standards and accreditation as benchmarks to enhance the regional and international competitiveness of our members. Through workshops and seminars, including the core workshop on the Principles and Practices of Management Consulting, CIMC supports our members in developing the knowledge and competencies required to achieve CMC designation.

In addition, ongoing training and development activities at both regional and national levels also contribute to enhancing the quality of service provided to clients. Members are better prepared to collaborate with other Business Support Organisations (BSO’s) in strengthening capabilities of both public and private sector entities towards increasing their competitiveness. We pay special attention to facilitating the development of skills for using information technology more effectively in our management consulting practice.

Mission Statement

Building capacity of members, creating value for clients, developing competitive advantages”

Board Members

Norma Shorey, CMC

Norma Shorey, CMC


Norma Shorey, M.Sc., CMC, is the Managing Director of Catalyst Consultants.  A specialist in change facilitation and organisational development, Norma has over thirty-five years of working with leaders and team members in bothpublic and private sector agencies in the Caribbean and internationally.

Olivia Chase, CMC

Olivia Chase, CMC


Olivia Chase, MSc., trained economist, and organisational development specialist. She received a Master of Science in Economic Development and International Trade University of Reading, and a Bachelor of Science- Economics and Management from the UWI. She holds a Diploma in Project Management from the Cambridge International College…

Joan Reid, CMC

Joan Reid, CMC


Joan is an experienced, directed and passionate educator, noted for achieving required goals through strategic planning, consultations and collaboration. With over 30 years’ experience in the field of education and training, she has a proven record in managing and improving organisations and learning environments through efforts to promote collaboration and stakeholders ‘participation.
Rabindra Jaggernauth, CMC

Rabindra Jaggernauth, CMC


Mr. Rabindra Jaggernauth is a highly skilled and experienced IT and Management Consultant.  He has over forty years industry experience including thirty-five in consulting at the Senior and Executive levels and has a special interest in the utilization of information technology…
Charmaine Gravesandy, MBA

Charmaine Gravesandy, MBA


Charmaine Gravesandy is a management professional with over fifteen years experience in strategic planning, project management, business and community development, financial management, and management of information systems. She is a systems consultant and technical director for Sagient Management Systems, and is a Director and Co-Founder of the Caribbean Development Foresight Institute a non-profit research and think tank. She is instrumental in the coordination and management of projects and events, particularly as it relates to Caribbean Diaspora issues.

DR. Nsombi Jaja, CMC

DR. Nsombi Jaja, CMC

Immediate Past President

Dr. Nsombi Jaja is a Certified Management Consultant, providing assistance to the business community in the areas of strategic management, quality management, change management, leadership development and customer experience management. She is a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and coach.

Juliette Feliciano



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