The Monetary Council has appointed long serving Grenadian public servant Mr. Timothy Antoine as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).
Mr. Antoine succeeds Sir K. Dwight Venner, who retired on November 30, 2015.
Antoine who served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance for 14 years holds 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 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.
The ECCB Monetary Council has expressed its appreciation of the Search Committee for its service and thanks all the candidates who were considered.
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 has demonstrated commitment to the development of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.”