Jerry Butler has been twice elected as IDB Executive Director for the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago after serving previously in 2004-2008. He headed a Bahamas–based private consultancy practice providing legal, financial, corporate and business advisory services. His firm specialized in identifying and executing Caribbean project investment opportunities in the public and private sectors. He also served as Senior Consultant Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Mr. Butler is frequently accessed to provide strategic advisory services on policy and legislative initiatives throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. He is the Founding Chairman of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest and oldest Caribbean event for renewable energy stake holders. He served as Chairman of the Latin American Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-ACORE) Advisory Board; Consultant on the World Bank Caribbean Entrepreneur (EPIC) SME Program; Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Securities Commission; and Director of a significant Caribbean insurance company. His professional experience in public accounting, wealth management and financial services spans over 30 years in New York, Europe, and the Caribbean.
He holds an MBA from the University of Miami (graduating summa cum laude and serving as Class Valedictorian), a B.Sc. in Computer Science from New York’s Manhattan College, and studied law at the University of the West Indies. He is a New York State CPA, a licensed Chartered Accountant, Building Contractor, Financial and Corporate Services Provider (FCSP), Realtor, and is a certified IAAF coach in track and field.
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