Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Mr. Gary Brown, got a close-up look at the business and some projects in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during a recent two-day visit.

Mr. Brown, who took over at the regional back at the start of the year, was accompanied by Managing Director, Barbados Operating Company, Ms. Donna Wellington. The two held meetings with staff and met customers at the bank’s Halifax branch in Kingstown.

Mr. Brown and Ms. Wellington, who arrived on January 25th attended a lunch event at the Flow Wine Bar and Restaurant where they met and engaged with a number of the bank’s corporate clients.


The following day they travelled to the Grenadine island of Canouan for further meetings with clients there.

The trip to St Vincent is one of a series of regional visits being undertaken by the new CEO to all the businesses in the bank’s regional footprint

Mr. Brown has been with CIBC since 2001, most recently as the Global Head of Corporate Banking in CIBC’s Wholesale Banking business since 2013 and a member of CIBC’s Operating Committee. Prior to that appointment, he was head of CIBC’s businesses in the United States for nine years.  He has more than 35 years of experience in the global financial services industry

He took over from Mr. Rik Parkhill whose four year tenure as head of the bank ended on December 31st, 2015.


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