Republic Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Ian R. De Souza as the new Managing Director of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited, from January 1, 2013.
[He] will replace Derwin Howell who will return to Trinidad in January, to assume the position of Executive Director of the Republic Bank Group.
De Souza is a career banker of 30 years, 20 of which were spent at Republic Bank Limited.
His career has taken him to postings in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and now Barbados.
A member of Republic Bank’s Executive Management Team since 2003, De Souza has held positions of General Manager Risk Management, General Manager Corporate and Investment Banking and President of Republic Bank (DR) S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
A Certified Management Accountant, De Souza is also the holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management and an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of the West Indies. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School and a member of the American Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors Association.
De Souza has served on the Boards of the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Company and the Maple Leaf International School Inc. in Trinidad. He is currently a member of the Economic Development Board of Trinidad and Tobago, which is an advisory Board to the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.