Caribbean Development Bank
Monica La Bennett is Vice-President (Operations) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). In that position, she provides leadership and direction to the Economics and Projects Departments, the Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency Unit and the Public Private Partnership Unit. In addition, she chairs CDB’s Loans Committee and spearheads the Bank’s engagement with its borrowing members and development partners.
Ms. La Bennett joined the Bank in 2004 as Chief Policy/Programme Analyst and, in 2013, was appointed to the post of Deputy Director, Corporate Planning Division. This Division is responsible for the Bank’s strategic planning, results management, work programme and budgeting, and is also the secretariat for the Special Development Fund – CDB’s largest pool of concessionary resources.
Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. La Bennett operated a financial management consultancy, Signature Management Systems; served as Chief Executive Officer/Director Secretary of the New Building Society (NBS) of Guyana; and as the Corporate Services Manager of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK (F.C.CA.) and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration – International Business (with distinction) from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.