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The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus appoints Mr. Ian De Souza as their new Executive Director and CEO

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management with effect from October 9, 2017.

Mr. 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) Ltd.

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 Mr. 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.”

The University of the West Indies congratulates Mr. De Souza on his appointment, welcomes him into our community and wishes him every success in his leadership of the SCHSBM.

About The SCHSBM
For over twenty-five years, The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management Inc. has remained committed to the mission of developing the region’s human capital to ensure that businesses can successfully compete, regionally and internationally. Through its academic programmes, SCHSBM has produced more than 3000 regional and international graduatesÐ residents of Barbados, the OECS and North America Ð who have completed the diploma, masters and doctorate programmes. Additionally, the business school has delivered in excess of 250 professional development programmes designed for employees from entry level through middle and senior management of highly progressive organizations.

About The UWI
Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with over 50,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Visit www.uwi.edu

For further information, please contact the Office of Public Information:
Leslie Robinson Building, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Tel: 246-417-4076/77 | Fax: 246-424-3320 | Email: publicinformation@cavehill.uwi.edu