Ronald F. deC. Harford
Ronald F. deC. Harford, Chairman of Republic Bank Limited, is a career banker, who has celebrated over 52 years of service with Republic Bank Limited.Mr. Harford is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Institute of Banking of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Association of Banking and Finance. He is the Chairman of Republic Bank (Barbados) Ltd., (formerly Barbados National Bank Inc.), Republic Bank Trinidad & Tobago (Barbados) Limited, Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Development and Endowment Fund and the Campaign Cabinet for Habitat for Humanity Trinidad & Tobago.
He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business – UWI, a Director of Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited and a former Director of the Grenada Industrial Corporation. He is a past President of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society, having served that body for over two decades and a past President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Harford is a founding Director of the Trinidad & Tobago Debates Commission and led the private sector funding that enabled the Commission to be established and hold successful political debates for Local Government in 2010 , Tobago House of Assembly in 2013 and Local Government in 2013. On August 31, 2010 Mr. Harford was awarded the Chaconia Medal Gold by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago for his meritorious contribution to banking and the business community. Mr. Harford was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the University of the West Indies on October 26, 2012 and was inducted to the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce Business Hall of Fame on November 10, 2012.