De Souza takes reins in B'dos
Two new appointments at Republic
Republic Bank Ltd has announced the appointment of Ian De Souza as the new managing director of Republic Bank (Barbados) Ltd, from January 1, 2013.
De Souza 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 Ltd.
His career has taken him to postings in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and now, Barbados, the bank said in a statement.
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 postgraduate diploma in Management and an Executive Master's 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.
Replacing De Souza as general manager of Corporate and Investment Banking, will be Robert Le Hunte, currently the bank's general manager, Group Planning and Financial Control.
Le Hunte, who held the title of chief executive officer and managing director at the Bank's Barbados subsidiary for seven years, has worked in the financial services sector for over 20 years.
Le Hunte holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Manchester and a Master of Science in Accounting from The University of the West Indies, St Augustine.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.