Islands globally have faced an incredibly challenging period under the pandemic, particularly with many relying on the tourism industry as a major source of income. The small size and industry-specific dependencies of many islands provide particularly unique challenges for sustainable development. This session will explore approaches and solutions for economic recovery and inclusive growth in a post-pandemic world.
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President, Institutions & Strategies SAS
During her twelve year stint in banking, the former executive banker managed an extensive portfolio, providing financial and investment solutions to players in a wide range of industries.
In September 2019, Kaye assumed the role of CEO of Invest Barbados, the national investment promotion agency.
Kaye has a love for teaching and this aspect of her life began in 1995. She is currently a certified online lecturer/ facilitator with the Cave Hill School of Business, University of the West Indies. She believes that knowledge should be shared and the greatest satisfaction one can have, is knowing that the knowledge imparted has charted the course of success for the recipient.
CEO, Invest Barbados
Having previously worked on macroeconomic research in a unit of rating agency Standard & Poor’s in New York City and London and in corporate banking in Portugal, financing EIB projects was a natural progression for Alexandra. Before her present role, Alexandra worked as Senior Officer for operations in Central and South Eastern Europe, Senior Transaction Manager in EIB’s Project Finance/PPPs Department and was the Head of EIB’s Representation in Portugal.
Her proudest achievements include financing initiatives to accelerate the green transition, improve mobility, modernise schools and support access to finance to Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. She also contributes to a pioneering work programme to increase access to finance for women-owned, women-led and women-supporting enterprises.
She graduated in Economics in 1997 from the Faculty of Economics of Porto and holds a Post-Graduation in Finance from the Faculty of Economics of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, which she complemented with executive programs from Harvard and INSEAD. Portuguese is her native language but she speaks fluently English, French and Spanish and has good knowledge of Italian.
Senior Officer, Lending Operations in Latin America and Caribbean, European Investment Bank
Director Foreign Economic Cooperation at Ministry of Economic Development of Curaçao
Amb. Dr. Jocelyne Clarke-Fletcher
Ambassador for Diaspora, Government of Saint Lucia