Michael B. Joseph

Mr. Joseph hails from Stewartville on the West Coast of Demerara. He brings to the Ministry of Finance a welded portfolio of experiences, certification and training in public administration, business administration, public finance, corporate finance and project management.

He served in the capacities of Budget Director and Director of Finance with the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Saint Lucia. He also served as General Manager of the Saint Lucia Banana Corporation (SLBC), and as the Executive Finance Director on the Board of the Saint Lucia Banana Growers’ Association (SLBGA).

In addition, Mr. Joseph undertook project management consultancy assignments under the Caribbean Project for Economic Competitiveness (CPEC), designing projects for grant funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), in several CARICOM countries including Guyana.

He was a Director on the Board of the Windward Islands Banana Development and Exporting Company (UK) Ltd. now WINFRESH.  

He holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Public Administration from the University of the West Indies (UWI.), and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He also received specialised training in Public Finance from the Institute of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Public Sector Investment Programming from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in conjunction with the Economic Development Institute (EDI) of the World Bank. He is currently a candidate for the degree of Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA.) from the Cave Hill School of Business (CHSB) of the UWI.

Mr. Joseph’s tripartite private sector, public sector and project management conditioning, within a Caribbean space, make him a proper fit for the challenges of the Office of Finance Secretary pursuant to the good life on the horizon.