The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, says it’s deeply saddened by the sudden passing of its former President, Beverley Lopez .

In a statement on the weekend, the PSOJ said Mrs. Lopez was a passionate and indomitable businesswoman and a true Jamaican patriot.

Beverley Lopez served as the PSOJ’s president between 2003 and 2005.

She’s only the second woman to hold that position in the PSOJ’s history.

The PSOJ says Mrs. Lopez was tireless in her efforts to champion the development of the private sector, particularly for small businesses and exporters, in face of daunting obstacles.

According to the PSOJ, during her tenure, beverley Lopez, spearheaded a number of multilateral projects aimed at finding long term solutions for exporters.

The private sector group says Mrs. Lopez’s legacy will remain forever etched in the annals of Jamaica’s commercial history.

The PSOJ offered condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Lopez during this time of bereavement.

Mrs. Lopez died in her sleep yesterday.