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 Caribbean Energies and Investment Summit 2023 Logo 

Bridgetown, Barbados
1st – 3rd Nov 2023




Carla N. Barnett

Carla N. Barnett

Secretary-General, The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat

Dr. Carla Barnett, CBE, became the eighth Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 15 August 2021.

An economist, she brings over 30 years of professional experience in the Region to the post, including having served as Deputy Secretary-General, CARICOM Secretariat; Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Belize; Financial Secretary, Government of Belize; and Vice President, Operations, Caribbean Development Bank, blazing a trail as the first woman appointed in these positions.

Her multi-faceted career also includes appointments as Senator and Minister of State in the Government of Belize. She is a Member of the CIWiL Belize Chapter; past President, Belize YWCA; and Board Member, Haven House.

Dr. Barnett has received several awards, including Commander of the British Empire.