Sir Kenneth Dwight Vincent Venner, KBE, SLC, former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, a position he held from 1989 to 2015, passed away in St Lucia last night.
In 1996 he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and in 2001 promoted to Knight (KBE) in the same order.
In 2012 he received the Saint Lucia Cross for outstanding contribution in economics and finance.
In late 2015, Venner announced his retirement after 26 years of service in his position as Governor. He stepped down at the end of November 2015.
Venner is the longest-serving governor of any central bank, monetary authority, or federal reserve, having served since 1989. Venner was born in Kingstown, Saint Vincent.
He leaves behind his wife Lynda Arnolde Winville Venner.
Cause of death is unknownat this time.
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