ECCU Monetary Council appoints Grenadian Timothy Antoine Governor Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Grenadian, Timothy Antoine, has been appointed as the new Governor of the Eastern the Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Mr Antoine succeeds Sir K Dwight Venner who retired on 30th November, 2015.According to an official release, Antoine is the holder of a BSc degree in Economics with Management from the University of the West Indies and a MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.
The appointment of Mr Antoine is said to have followed a process that included identification of suitable candidates by a Search Committee led by Sir Errol Allen, interviewing of these candidates and the submission of recommendations of the Search Committee to the Monetary Council.The Monetary Council, the highest decision making body of the ECCB, interviewed the two top ranked candidates before making its decision.
In welcoming Mr Antoine, Mr Victor Banks, Chief Minister of Anguilla and Chairman of the Monetary Council, noted that “Mr Antoine is an outstanding Caribbean professional with a clear vision for the ECCB and demonstrated commitment to the development of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.”
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