Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2013

CIBC FirstCaribbean chairman retires after 15 years of distinguished service

First Caribbean BankWILLEMSTAD - The Board of CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced that the Executive Chairman, Michael Mansoor, will retire at the end of the financial year, on October 31, 2013.

Mr. Mansoor joined CIBC West Indies Holdings in July 1998 and let 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.

Michael Mansoor

Trained as a chartered accountant, Mr. 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 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 the region. His dedication to excellence and his deep understanding of the cultures in the region and its people, the financial landscape and the unique challenges facing the Caribbean have been invaluable.

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