Invest Barbados

Who We Are


The Trident Building - IB's head office




Establishment of Invest Barbados

The Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation (BIBPC) was established as a statutory corporation on November 10, 2005. The corporation subsequently gained permission to trade under the new name Invest Barbados; however, it wasn't until October 1, 2006 that the business became operational and the first employee was hired. Effective January 1, 2007 the International Business Division of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) was transferred to Invest Barbados. Invest Barbados therefore now assumes the responsibility of the promotion of international business.


Invest Barbados (IB) is an economic development agency of the government of Barbados. IB is responsible for attracting, winning and sustaining international investment for Barbados. The corporation is also responsible for helping to develop and manage the Barbados international business brand.


Following is the Act that governs Invest Barbados:


Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation Act, CAP 340A




"Barbados will be a premier centre for global business by 2021."




"To secure and facilitate sustainable foreign direct investment and international business that result in increased jobs, technology and skills transfer, foreign exchange earnings and tax revenues for Barbados."

In pursuing our mission we will:


  • Recruit, train and retain high quality people to execute our mandate
  • Engage in promotional activities globally
  • Conduct research to facilitate the development of new products and markets
  • Manage Barbados' investment climate to ensure client satisfaction and future growth 




  • To promote Barbados as a desirable investment location, and land foreign direct investment
  • To monitor competitive domiciles, clients and markets for new trends and legislative changes, and develop new products
  • To work with other stakeholders to manage and develop the Barbados international business brand


Board Members


Chairman - Mr. John Williams


Deputy Chairman - Mr. Andrew Ferreira, Q.C.




Mr. Calvin Alkins 

Mr. Stephen Greaves

Ms. Julia Hope

Ms. Lynne Marie Simmons

Dr. Ronnie Yearwood

Ms. Alies Jordan, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Prime Minister's Office

Ms. June Chandler, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of International Business and Industry

Mr. Derrick Cummins - Representative of the Barbados International Business Association


Ex Officio Member:

Mr. Ben Arrindell, SCM, Special Envoy and Advisor to the Government of Barbados



Management Team


Ms. Kaye-Anne Brathwaite
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Kenneth Campbell

Director - Investment Promotion


Mr. Ezra Catwell
Director - Investment Facilitation


Ms. Sandra Payne

Director - Research and Development


Mr. Jean Paul Cumberbatch

Manager - Research and Development


Mr. Ronald Lewis
Manager - Information Communication Technology

Ms. Deborah Gill
Manager - Finance

Mrs. Michelle Inniss
Manager - Human Resources


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