Jean-Yves BONNAIRE is a native of French Caribbean island of Martinique.
He studied Civil Engineering at various French Universities. As a Civil Engineer, he first worked for international building contractors in different parts of the World, before joining the quarrying industry in 1999. In 2002, he contributed to the modernization of the St Pierre Martinique quarries and became actively involved with the development of export of natural pozzolan to cement plants in the Wider Caribbean Basin. Since 2006, he is co-owner and Managing Director of CARIB SAND & STONE Ltd operating the Solomon Pointe-Michel pozzolan quarry in the island of the Commonwealth of Dominica. For over two decades, he has been advocating for development of natural pozzolans within the cement industry at many international events. In July 2019, he was called to lead the adaptation of building codes applicable to the French Caribbean territories. He also holds the position of Vice President of the Housing and Construction Committee of the Federation of overseas territories businesses (FEDOM).
He is a former member of the Board of the Martinique Manufacturers Association (AMPI), of the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA). He is also a former a member of the Dominica National Standards Council.