Invest Barbados started out as the Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation (BIBPC), established as a statutory corporation in November 2005. We then gained permission to trade as Invest Barbados, and became operational in October 2006.

Our remit expanded in 2007 when the International Business Division of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) was transferred to Invest Barbados. So we now have responsibility for promoting international business. We also help to develop and manage the Barbados international business brand. 

Invest Barbados is governed by the Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation Act, CAP 340A

Our remit – what we do

  • Invest Barbados promotes and lands foreign direct investment in Barbados
  • We provide detailed and accurate information and resources – think of our website as a one-stop-shop for investors
  • We work directly with clients to support them through their investment journey
  • We provide aftercare services for businesses and investors
  • We work to ensure that the Barbados environment is attractive and conducive to foreign direct investment
  • We develop new investment products 
  • In collaboration with stakeholders, we manage the Barbados international brand

Our vision

  • Invest Barbados will be recognised globally as a world-class, investment promotion agency (IPA) that ensures that Barbados is a top choice for investors.

Our values

  • Invest Barbados is solutions-focused, trusted, empowered, engaged, progressive.

Our mission

  • To seek, secure and support sustainable investments that enhance the economic and social development of Barbados.

Our mandate

  • To promote Barbados as a desirable investment location, and land foreign direct investment
  • To monitor competitive domiciles, clients and markets for new trends and legislative changes, and develop new products
  • To work with other stakeholders to manage and develop the Barbados international business brand.

Board Members

Mr John Williams  Chairman
Mr Andrew Ferreira, QC Deputy Chairman
HE Calvin Alkins, JP
Mr Ben Arrindell, CBE, SCM Special Envoy and Advisor to the Government of Barbados
Mr Stephen Greaves
Ms Julia Hope
Ms Nikita Gibson
The Most Honourable Alies Jordan, FB Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office
Ms Jennifer Hunte Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Energy, Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Mr Derrick Cummins Representative of the Barbados International Business Association

Management Team

Ms Kaye Brathwaite  Chief Executive Officer
Ms Renatta Mohammed Director – Investment & Marketing
Mr Ezra Catwell Director – Investment Facilitation
Ms Sandra Payne Director – Research and Development
Mr Jean Paul Cumberbatch Manager – Research and Development
Mr Ronald Lewis Manager – Information Communication Technology
Ms Deborah Gill Manager – Finance
Mrs Michelle Inniss Manager – Human Resources