New President of BIBA, the Association for Global Business, Marlon Yarde has set his sights on ensuring that the association “remains a vital and influential organization within the global business community in Barbados.”

Following his re-election to the Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual General Meeting held at the Marriott Courtyard, Hastings, Christ Church on the evening of June 26, Mr. Yarde set out a four-point set of priorities geared toward ensuring the viability of the association over the next year and into the future.

Mr. Yarde promised to: “advocate for favourable policies and regulations that support the growth and sustainability of global business in Barbados; ensure the financial health of BIBA through comprehensive strategic, business, and financial planning targeting diverse revenue streams and cost-effective resource allocation; increasing membership numbers and enhancing member engagement to build a strong, supportive community within the association; and continuously improving the services offered by BIBA to ensure they meet the evolving needs of its members and add significant value to their businesses.”

Mr. Yarde, who is also the CEO of and General Manager of the Barbados Stock Exchange, has been joined on the BIBA Board by professionals from the banking and wealth management, international insurance, and corporate services industries.

Returning to the board of directors are:

  • First Vice President – Ms. Joanna Austin, Fraser Law
  • Second Vice President – Ms. Dionne Knight, Manufacturers P&C (Manulife Re)
  • Treasurer – Sabrina Maynard, Clarke Gittens Farmer Attorneys-at-Law
  • Secretary – Ms. Sharalee Gittens, Bank of Nova Scotia, Offshore Banking Unit
  • Ms. Connie Smith, Vistra (Barbados)
  • Ms. Glenna Smith, Smith Compliance Consulting
  • Mr. Christopher Gregory, FigTree Financial Group
  • Nikita Gibson, Clarity Life Insurance
  • Stephen Robinson, Sagicor Life Inc.
  • Ms. Lana Fingall, Bank of Nova Scotia, Offshore Banking Unit.

Joining the board for the first time is

  • Mr. Dwane Pitcairn, Marsh Management Services (Barbados).
  • Mr. Jamar Arthur-Selman, Centralis (Barbados) will continue to serve on the board in an ex-officio capacity as past president.

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