CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has appointed Duane Hinkson as the new managing director of its Trinidad and Tobago business effective January 1, 2013.
Hinkson brings over 13 years of corporate, investment and merchant banking experience at major financial institutions to the position, which saw him perform in senior management roles in areas such as risk management, relationship management, origination, syndication and deal closure, the bank said in a statement.
These roles have taken him across the length and breadth of the Caribbean having executed transactions from The Bahamas in the north to Suriname in the south.
He joined CIBC FirstCaribbean in 2010 as the director, Advisory Services & Sovereign Specialist. During this time, he also served as a member of the CIBC FirstCaribbean Senior Leadership Team and the CIBC FirstCaribbean Investment Banking Senior Management Team.
"Since then Mr Hinkson has been an invaluable team member with an intimate knowledge of senior client relationships and strategic management, as well as a proven track record of accomplishments," the bank said.
Hinkson holds a number of qualifications in the field of banking and finance and business, including the Certificate for Financial Advisors with a specialisation in Securities from the Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad & Tobago. He completed a Master of Business Administration degree at Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA with a double concentration in Marketing and International Business and also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Management Studies from The University of the West Indies in St Augustine.
In welcoming Hinkson to his new role, chief executive officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean Rik Parkhill also acknowledged the contribution of the bank's former managing director for the Trinidad and Tobago market, Ian Chinapoo, who retains his regional role as managing director for CIBC FirstCaribbean's Corporate Lending and Investment Banking segment.