|NEW YORK, NY – (May 5, 2004) – Oliver Jordan, President and CEO of
the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), has officially resigned from his
position effective July 31, 2004. Mr. Jordan has accepted a senior
position with a regional private sector company.
terrorist attacks in the United States. Mr. Jordan led the BTA team
in the implementation of the island’s Recovery Plan, which has been hailed
as the blueprint for the growth recorded in the tourism industry since
the latter half of 2002.
|Mr. Jordan was appointed to the post
November 1, 2001. He joined the BTA in July 1998 as Vice President,
Finance and Corporate Affairs, after which he was appointed Acting President
in November 2000.
During his term as President, the tourism industry was faced with numerous
challenges, most significantly the aftermath of the September 11, 2001
Additionally he has played a key role in the formation of the National
Tourism Marketing Committee, which brings together public and private sectors
in the marketing of Barbados. Under his stewardship, both the organization
and Barbados received numerous accolades showing the island as a world-class
“Mr. Jordan has been the ideal candidate in leading the organization
through a difficult transition”, said Hudson Husbands, Chairman of the
Barbados Tourism Authority. “He has had a superb relationship with
the Board, staff and the industry alike and we are thankful for his six-year
contribution to the BTA. He came to us from the private sector and
I believe we have benefited significantly from his services. On behalf
of the staff, management and board, I would like to extend my best wishes
and success in his new role.”
The Chairman further stated that an executive search and recruitment
plan has already been formulated by the Board to find a replacement.
Mr. Jordan will also be providing assistance to the Board in identifying
a suitable successor to ensure a seamless transition.