Dave West Indian Imports
Dave Narine is CEO and founder of Dave West Indian Imports Inc. In this role, Mr. Narine has been responsible for running all facets of the business for nearly three decades, supplying West Indian products from his homeland, Guyana, and the Caribbean at large to the U.S. He led the design, branding and implementation of all sales and marketing strategies to create a multimillion dollar enterprise, opening markets in New York, then Maryland, and across the U.S. His products are sold in stores like Walmart, and recently Amazon.
Born to two teachers, Mr. Narine migrated to the U.S. in 1986, and is married with two children. His prior jobs as an accountant and custom officer prepared him for securing his dream of establishing his own business. In the US, he realized there was a lack of available Caribbean products and the idea of Dave West Indian Imports was born.
Mr. Narine received Maryland’s Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence in recognition of contributions to the state’s economy. He has also sponsored many cricket teams and tournaments including the Joseph ‘Reds’ Pereira Cricket Foundation. He has also been honored by the cricket board for his contribution to cricket in Guyana and the US, and is a member of the USA Cricket Association. His charitable work includes hosting programs to feed those housed at orphanages, as well as sending food hampers to the elderly and less fortunate in the US and Guyana.