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McClean’s moving on

After two years as chief executive officer, Dr Leroy McClean is parting company with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).

Dr Leroy McClean

Dr Leroy McClean

And while it was not immediately clear what led to McClean’s seemingly sudden departure from the statutory organisation, Barbados TODAY has learned that he is leaving the BIDC at the end of this month.

When contacted, McCLean was tight-lipped about the development and directed any questions to the chairman of the BIDC, Branson Straker.

However, Straker would only say that McClean was “moving on”.

Minister with responsibility for the BIDC Donville Inniss also refused to comment.

However, a Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) advertisement published in the newspaper has invited applicants for the post of CEO at the BIDC.

“The BIDC is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s strategy as defined by the Board of Directors,” it stated in part, noting that the successful applicant would be contracted for two years “in the first instance”.

McClean, known for addressing a number of concerns regarding the small business and manufacturing sectors head on, was appointed CEO of the BIDC in August 2012.

He had previously served as consul general of Barbados in Toronto.


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