Economist Marla Dukharan joins Bitt

The Barbados-based Bitt Inc has appointed noted Caribbean economist Marla Dukharan as its chief economist, effective August 1, 2017.

Dukharan, who is heavily involved in facilitating engagement between the public and private sector in the region, will continue to produce her monthly Caribbean Economic Report, monitoring major economic developments in over 20 countries, and further deepen her analysis of key regional issues, a release said this afternoon.

Chairman of Bitt Inc Peter George said he was excited to have Dukharan join the Bitt team.

“Her knowledge and expertise will accelerate the evolution of the financial ecosystem in the Caribbean, and further strengthen Bitt’s leading role in addressing financial market inefficiencies,” said George.

“As our chief economist, Marla will champion Bitt’s mission to promote the adaptation of financial technology in the Caribbean, which will boost financial and economic inclusion, and lower the cost of financial services. Bitt will therefore enable the region to transcend the constraints of traditional business and banking channels, via mobile financial services,” he said.

Dukharan has spent almost 20 years as an economist in the financial sector, most recently as the Royal Bank of Canada’s Group Economist for the Caribbean operations. She has led discussions and published reports on the Caribbean implications of Brexit, US relations with Cuba and changing US and Chinese policies, among other geopolitical developments.

Dukharan is a member of the Caribbean 2030 Leaders Network, a regional do-tank – a research body that focuses on action rather than ideas, and dedicated to improving the Caribbean’s socio-economic trajectory.

She is a founding member and director of the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network – the only Commonwealth accredited organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of business and professional women in the 52 Commonwealth states.

One Response to Economist Marla Dukharan joins Bitt

  1. Mark My Word October 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Marla Dukharan T&T economy needs help are you Exiled in Barbados, Why not return home and help the Land of your Birth as the twin island republic moves to diverse its economy as a result of a significant decline in revenue from the oil and gas sector.

    PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday presented a TT$50.5 billion budget to Parliament outlining a number of taxes as the twin island republic moves to diverse its economy as a result of a significant decline in revenue from the oil and gas sector.


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