Mchale of Invest Saint Lucia to speak at CIBN St Lucia

| May 12, 2014

Caribbean news. It’s now three days before the Caribbean International Business Network (CIBN) Saint Lucia, scheduled for Thursday 15th May 2014 at the Saint Lucia High Commission 1 Collingham Gardens, London SW5 0HW.

Speakers include but not limited to the formal opening of the networking session by His Excellency Dr Ernest Hilaire, High Commissioner for St Lucia; a presentation by Director of Marketing UK & Europe  for  Caribbean Tourism Organization, Carol Hay and others. One keynote presenter is Chief Executive Officer of Invest St Lucia McHale Andrew via video link. See Mchale’s profile below:

McHale ANDREW is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invest Saint Lucia.  He is a former Executive Vice President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) and is also a former Research and Development Adviser at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO); past Permanent Secretary in Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Tourism; and Director of External Relations at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB,) where he served for some ten (10) years, prior to a five (5) year stint as an economist at the Ministry of Finance in Saint Lucia.

Invest Saint Lucia CEO McHale Andrew

Invest Saint Lucia CEO McHale Andrew

McHale holds a bachelor’s degree in economics & law from the University of the West Indies and a master’s degree in economics, law & policy-making from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).  Over the past 27 years, he has gained valuable experience in the public and private sectors of Saint Lucia and various other Caribbean countries .He has written extensively on tourism, trade and economic development policy issues and is also an elected Board member/partner of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), where he has represented the region at several Green Economy forums.

He was a member of the Caribbean College of Negotiators and represented the region at the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations on services, investment and smaller economies.  He is an avid adherent of the “triple bottom line” approach to development that gives equal consideration to the economic, environmental and social aspects.

McHale is also a popular public speaker, keen golfer, jazz music fan and published amateur poet.

To attend this event guests must register online as money will not be accepted at the door. For general enquiries call switchboard 0844 357 9707 or direct 0207 840 0995 or email cibn@caribdirect.com.

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This event is part sponsored by the St Lucia Tourist Board

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