BELMOPAN, Mon. Jan. 4, 2021– In a letter addressed to Alvaro Alamina, the General Manager of the National Bank of Belize, Prime Minister John Briceño announced his newly chosen board of directors. The Articles of Association of the bank confer authority to the Prime Minister to make such board appointments.
Hon. Briceño has appointed Thomas Tillett as chairman of the Board. His other appointees to the board are Oscar Arnold, Arsenio Burgos, Ashanti Martin and Carlo Habet. These board members will serve on the board for a three-year period, effective January 4, 2021.
The new board of directors will be taking over as the National Bank endeavors to license the first digital currency infrastructure in Belize. They are planning to partner with Bitt, a fintech company to roll out an eWallet which will be used by Belizean businesses and consumers to access simple and secure online payment solutions.
The hopes are that this new technology will aid the institution in helping its clients and the wider public to recover from the global economic crisis.