Chairman-markhelm Lizarraga

Markhelm Lizarraga


Markhelm Lizarraga brings to the Board of BTL his extensive experience in the private and public sector, including Statutory Bodies, of Belize. He is the Chairman of Southside Group, parent company of a few companies that focus on consumer goods, construction, and distribution services since 1979. In previous roles, Markhelm served as President of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2002 to 2004; membership which he joined in 1995. He sat on the Belize Social Security Board (SSB) from 2005 to 2014 and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the SSB’s Pension Fund from 2008 to 2014. These, together with other past board experiences such as at the Crimes Control Council, National Economic Council, and the National Tax Reform Committee, have afforded Markhelm the opportunity to make substantial contributions towards improving the country’s economic landscape. Representing the Business sector at parliament for eight years since 2012, he is highly regarded as having been a strong debater and advocate of accountability and transparency, earning the respect of the Belizean people. Markhelm’s passion and vision for the development of Belize propels his drive to continue transforming BTL while ensuring that the company sustains high performance and growth, as well as continues to lead the market it serves.