Republic Bank Lunchtime Lecture

Topic: Safeguarding Caribbean Tourism

Feature Speaker: Garvin Joefield, Economist/Manager, Economic Intelligence Unit, Republic Bank Limited

Garvin Joefield is the Economist/Manager of Republic Bank Limited’s (RBL) Economic Intelligence Unit. He has a wealth of experience in various aspects of banking, having been employed with RBL for the past seventeen (19) years.

He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School.

Prior to taking up the role of Bank Economist, he served as an Economic Analyst in the Bank’s Economic Intelligence Unit for eight years, during which time he provided substantial support to the Bank’s network of functional areas. This experience has both fostered his deep respect for Economics and facilitated his growth and development in the field.

During his tenure at RBL, he made significant contributions to the organisation. He is a regular writer for its quarterly publication -the Republic Economic Newsletter- and provides extensive research to support effective decision making at the Executive level.

As Bank Economist, he is primarily responsible for monitoring the external environment and advising the Bank on key economic and financial developments. He is also required to represent the Bank on committees, such as the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as to present the views of the Bank to the Media on Economic Matters.