Grenadian new ECCB governor

Timothy Antoine
Timothy Antoine

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A Grenadian has been chosen as the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) to replace the retired Sir Dwight Venner who spent 26 years at the helm of the bank.
Timothy Antoine, Grenada’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance for 14 years, will officially assume office on Feb. 1.
He edged out the other top-ranked candidate in interviews conducted by the Monetary Council, the ECCB’s highest decision making body, according to a release from the St. Kitts-based bank.
In welcoming Antoine, Anguilla’s Chief Minister Victor Banks, who is chairman of the Monetary Council, said the incoming governor is “an outstanding Caribbean professional with a clear vision for the ECCB and demonstrated commitment to the development of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.”
Antoine has significant regulatory experience as a member of the ECCB Board for 12 years and as chairman of the Grenada Authority for the Regulation of Financial Institutions.