New CIBC FirstCaribbean Chief Executive Gary Brown said the business in Grenada was poised for growth after a recent restructuring exercise.
Brown, who along with Donna Wellington, Managing Director of Barbados Operating Company, under which the Grenada business falls, visited the island on January 27 as part of his regional tour of the business, and held a brief meeting with Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell.
The visiting delegation also took the opportunity to engage with some customers at a small luncheon held at the Spice Island Beach Resort and later travelled to the Bank’s Grand Anse and St. George’s locations to engage with staff and customers.
The visit concluded with a town hall meeting and social with all CIBC FirstCaribbean staff at the Bank’s main office in St. George’s.
Brown expressed his delight with the CIBC FirstCaribbean team and his desire to work with the team to further grow the company’s business across the region.
“The bank had a difficult time last year and had to consolidate our operations. However, we have an amazing team and anticipate significant growth in this upcoming year,” he said Wellington commended staff for their enthusiasm and outstanding progress in meeting their goals.
“I would like to thank Grenada’s team for their eagerness in embracing the changes that were necessary throughout the organisation. The management team will ensure every effort is made to facilitate growth in the business and will invest in the growth of our employees” she said.
Brown succeeded former CEO, Rik Parkhill and officially took up his new position as CEO on January 1, 2016.
He was previously Global Head of Corporate Banking at CIBC, the regional bank’s parent company.
Grenada was the latest stop in a series of visits to the seventeen territories across the region in which CIBC FirstCaribbean operates.