The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Cave Hill Campus says Ian De Souza has been appointed Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM), with effect from October 9, 2017.
In a statement issued today, The UWI said De Souza comes to the position with a wealth of business knowledge and experience from a career which spans 40 years in the financial and banking sector.
"He served 25 years with the Republic Bank Group, spending the last five years as Managing Director and CEO of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited. The career banker also held management and executive positions at Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Canada, and Citibank (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited."
The UWI added, "Driven by a service-oriented impetus and a desire to significantly enhance the Caribbean’s socio-economic fabric, Mr De Souza has utilised his immense financial acumen to spearhead numerous banking initiatives to develop the region’s corporate community and improve conditions for the wider general public."
Commenting on De Souza’s appointment, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau said, "As the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management seeks to build on 25 years of tremendous achievement, I join the management and staff in warmly welcoming Mr De Souza to the Cave Hill campus community as SCHSBM’s new Executive Director and CEO."
"He brings immeasurable reputational capital which we keenly anticipate will enable the School to grow from strength to strength. He joins the University community at a critical time. We have just embarked on a five-year strategic plan dedicated to revitalising Caribbean development, and the Cave Hill campus has reoriented its higher education model to transition to a Smart Campus catering to the human resource needs for a 21st century Caribbean. We look forward to his implementation of the School’s expanded programming and the nurturing of existing relationships within this framework," Barriteau stated.