Edmon Braithwaite, a 1976 graduate of Queens College (Guyana) and 1979 graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England is an entrepreneur with a passion for serving people and community. Mr. Braithwaite has an eclectic background in management and retail with over thirty five years of experience.
Edmon began his career as an Army officer upon graduating from Sandhurst, England in 1979. He moved on to the Marketing Department of the New York Times and enjoyed successful management stints at Staples and Pep Boys.
In the late 1990s he launched his entrepreneurial career by building an automotive export company and investing in the wine and spirits business. He remains very active in the wine and spirits industry today.
In 2007 he played a key role in the process to revitalize the Bedford Stuyvesant Business community with the eventual formation of the Bedford Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District in 2009. Edmon served as the inaugural Board Chair of the BID.
In 2007, with support from all of the major wine and spirits suppliers, Edmon launched Toast to Bedford Stuyvesant, a charitable event to support local business development and underprivileged children in the Bedford Stuyvesant community.
Edmon has received numerous awards including Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (CACCI) – 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year, Bedford Stuyvesant Business District- Business Leader of the Year 2007 and Brooklyn District Attorney- Leadership Award. Also listed in 2010 by Caribbean Life newspaper as one of the most influential Caribbean American leaders in their 20th Anniversary issue.