Ronald F. deC. Harford
CMT, FCIB, FIBAF, FCABFI, LLD
Chairman, Republic Financial Holdings Limited
Ronald F. deC. Harford, Chairman of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, is a career banker with more than 55 years of service to the Bank. He is the current Chairman of Republic Bank Limited. A past President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society, and a former Chairman of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Development and Endowment Fund, having served on the Board for more than two decades, Mr. Harford is also a former founding Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission and a former Director of the Grenada Industrial Corporation.
In 2010, Mr. Harford was awarded the Chaconia Medal Gold by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for his meritorious contribution to banking and the business community. He was conferred an Honorary LL.D. by the University of the West Indies and inducted to the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame, both in 2012. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Institute of Banking of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Association of Banking and Finance.
Mr. Harford is the Chairman of the Campaign Cabinet for Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business – UWI and a Director of Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited.