Former IMF Rep in Jamaica now heads Caribbean Development Bank

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Former Senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Jamaica, Dr. Hyginus “Gene” Leon, took office as the sixth President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Tuesday (May 4).

The St. Lucia native, who served as the IMF’s standard bearer locally from 2010 to 2013, succeeds Jamaican Dr. William Warren Smith, who retired on April 30 after 10 years at the helm.

The new President will lead a team of more than 200 employees at the regional multilateral institution, which is headquartered in Bridgetown, Barbados.