CIBC FirstCaribbean will name its headquarters building at Warrens in honour of Executive Chairman, Michael Mansoor. The building will be called “The Michael Mansoor Building.”
Mansoor joined CIBC West Indies Holdings in July of 1998 and led the integration of that entity and the Caribbean operations of Barclays to form FirstCaribbean International Bank in October of 2002. Prior to that, he distinguished himself in the service of his native Trinidad & Tobago, having served that country as an Independent Senator from 1987 to 1995.
Trained as a chartered accountant, Mansoor was President and CEO of CIBC West Indies before being appointed Executive Chairman of FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited, now operating as CIBC FirstCaribbean. In 2012, the degree of honorary Doctor of Laws was conferred on him by the University of the West Indies.
In making the announcement, Chief Executive Officer, Rik Parkhill, noted: “Mike can truly be described as one of the architects of CIBC FirstCaribbean. He has distinguished himself in every sphere of his life, including in his thoughtful guidance of the development of this bank, and through his contribution to the debate on the future development of the region.
“His dedication to excellence and his deep understanding of the cultures of the region and its people, the financial landscape and the unique challenges facing the Caribbean have been invaluable. It is fitting that we honour him in this way.”
Government officials, including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean and its parent company CIBC, including President and CEO, Gerald T. Mc McCaughey, will join Mansoor and his family at a naming ceremony at the building on September 5, 2013.