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Ewart Williams

Ewart Williams

Professional Background

  • As Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago for two five-year terms, directly responsible for a number of major initiatives, including the establishment of the Heritage and Stabilization Fund, the National Financial Literacy Program,  the Financial Ombudsman Office and the publication of semi-annual Monetary Policy and Financial Stability reports.
  • As Assistant Director in the Western Hemisphere Department (WHD) of the International Monetary Fund, was the Mission Chief to Mexico, during the Mexican Financial Crisis of the mid-1990.
  • As Deputy Director in the WHD, was one of a small management team responsible for the economic monitoring and the provision of macro-economic advice to IMF member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Main architect of the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Agency (CARTAC), which was the precursor to similar training institutions that were subsequently established in Africa and other parts of the world.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Education

  • M Sc Economics, University of the West Indies
  • B Sc Economics (Upper Second Class Honors), University of the West Indies

Awards

  • 2006; Fellowship Award from the Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago for contribution to the banking industry in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • 2011: Recipient of a Distinguished UWI alumni Award, given to Fifty persons to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the St Augustine Campus of the UWI. 
  • 2013: Appointed Honorary Fellow in the Department of Economics, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.

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