REPUBLIC BANK’S chairman `Ronald Harford was honoured last Monday for his 50 years of service during a cocktail reception at the `Sandy Lane residence of Republic `Bank Barbados managing director `Ian De Souza.
Harford joined the then Barclays Bank DCO back in 1963 as a post boy and moved up the ranks until he was named chairman in 2003.
The event featured a video presentation during which members `of the Republic Bank Limited executive management team and Harford’s `family shared memories and articulated his impact on them personally `and professionally.
A toast was also raised in his honour by De Souza, who chronicled his career with the bank which included a two-year assignment in Barbados with Barclays Speightstown in 1968.
Board member G. Anthony King `paid tribute on behalf of the directors while William Layne, the longest `serving member on the Republic `Bank Board, presented Harford `with two paintings.
The event was attended by current and former members of the Republic Bank board of directors, the bank’s executive management team, and `a select group of customers including `Sir Charles Williams, Barbados `Private Sector Association chairman John Williams, and Barbados `Chamber of Commerce and `Industry president Lalu Vaswani. (PR/NB)