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Former PM Bruce Golding appointed chairman of First Rock Barbados

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding has been appointed Chairman of First Rock Global Holdings Barbados Limited, a member of the First Rock Group.

Golding joins in a non-executive capacity of the Caribbean private equity firm, along with newly appointed Managing Director Chris Yeung.

The First Rock Group, co-founded by Ryan Reid and Michael Banbury, comprises First Rock Capital Resource Limited, First Rock Capital Holdings, First Rock Global Holdings (Barbados) Limited, First Rock USA LLC, First Rock Capital Cayman Ltd. First Rock Capital Latam, First Rock Realty and Dolla Financial Services.

Former prime minister Golding brings with him his expertise in Business, Economics and Public Administration.

“We are committed to building a strong team. As First Rock expands operations across the Caribbean and Latin America, we are committed to seeking out and utilizing the most competent human talent. Mr Golding has a proven track record and will lead the board of directors as we further develop and build out First Rock Group” shared Ryan Reid, Co-Founder and CEO First Rock Group.

“First Rock Global Holdings (Barbados) Limited is set to pursue private equity transactions across the region, particularly focusing on financial services and small and medium enterprises (SME). Under the leadership of Yeung, the team is well equipped and prepared to catapult the firm to achieve its strategic objectives. I am excited to join the group” explained incoming Chairman Bruce Golding.