Thalia Lyn was inducted in the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Hall of Fame at a glitzy banquet at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Tuesday evening.
Lyn brought out a wide cross-section of the Jamaican society, with all blending in the joyous function to honour her work in helping to develop the private sector and the island.
Lyn, who operates the Jamaican restaurant chain Island Grill, was also hailed for her philanthropic contribution to the society, as well as her work for women empowerment and the environment.
She is only the second woman to be inducted in the PSOJ’s annual Hall of Fame since its inception in 1992. The first woman to be inducted was KFC’s franchisee, Lorna Myers, who got the honour in 2012.
Lyn attended Immaculate Conception High before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in the US. She returned to Jamaica and taught at Immaculate, before venturing into the entrepreneurial world.
Island Grill has 18 locations in Jamaica and Barbados.