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Another Adams in the mix

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Another Adams in the mix

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RAWDON ADAMS, the son of Barbados’ second Prime Minister, Tom Adams,
has finally been baptised in the politics of Barbados.

He is among the 12 Government senators named by new Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Saturday.

The 49-year-old Adams, who was 16 when his father died in 1985 of a heart attack while in office, returned to Barbados from France in 2017 to head the financial technology company Bitt Inc. as chief executive officer.

Educated at Harrison College, Adams was based in France for 20 years.

He holds degrees in economics and political sociology from the University of South Carolina and the London School of Economics.

He has an impressive career background in finance, having worked as an expenditure analyst in Britain’s Finance Ministry. He also worked for Rank Xerox in the United Kingdom and General Electric Medical Systems in France in finance roles, ranging from revenue analysis, research and development cost control, and inventory management.

In 2000, he co-founded Sparrow Holdings LLC, an investment company focused on finding undervalued companies quoted on the United States and UK stock markets.

 Adams has been a keen observer of developments in Barbados. In 2010 he delivered the annual Tom Adams Memorial Lecture, in which he demonstrated the charismatic oratorical flair which his father and grandfather, Sir Grantley Adams, the first Premier of Barbados, were known for.

He has an older brother, Douglas, while his mother, Genevieve, also lives here in St Philip. (MB)