The newly elected executive Director of the World Bank has written to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, thanking him for his support in the nomination to fill the position.
In a letter, Christine Hogan described it as an honour to serve at a time when the Small States Agenda is gaining renewed attention at the World Bank Group and also when the chairmanship of the Small States Forum is being rotated to the Caribbean Constituency.
She also commended Antiguan authorities for its leadership role in coordinating the recently held meeting on loss of correspondent banking relations, more commonly known as the de-risking issue.
The meeting held in Antigua included discussion on identifying solutions to the issue and other related challenges in the Caribbean region.
“I look forward to meeting you and I encourage your officials to stay in close contact with our team here at the World Bank so that our office can serve you effectively,” she concluded.
Christine Hogan began her term as Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group in November 2016.
Immediately prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Hogan served as Deputy Minister for International Trade and prior to that, was the Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada in the Privy Council Office.