Invest Saint Lucia welcomes new CEO

Press Release:-Mr. Gillray Cadet is the new Chief Executive Officer at Invest Saint Lucia (ISL).
Mr. Cadet, who officially begins his tenure today, brings a wealth of leadership, finance and investment experience to ISL, having worked across the globe during his career spanning almost two decades.

Mr. Cadet has significant experience in both emerging and developed markets, and has spent the last 11 years focusing on the emerging markets of the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, where economic development is a priority.

A graduate of St. Mary’s College in Saint Lucia, Mr. Cadet left the island in 1990 in pursuit of academic and professional aspirations but has always maintained close ties to his home country.

“My long-term goal,” he remarks, “has always been to one day utilize my experience to advance Saint Lucia’s development. I therefore embrace this opportunity as CEO of Invest Saint Lucia to make a meaningful contribution towards my country’s socio-economic development.”

Mr. Cadet has held positions of Chief Investment Officer, Group Finance Director & Acting CFO and Managing Director, among others, at various entities in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Some of these entities include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aabar Investments PJS, Arabtec Holding PJSC and Deutsche Bank.

During his career as an investment professional, he has structured and executed on over US $10 billion of transactions as a Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions professional.

He believes in the promotion of the finance and HR functions as engines of change and leadership, and that investing and value creation lie in effective deal structuring and strategy implementation – values he plans to carry into this new role.

Mr. Cadet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from Louisiana State University (USA) and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (USA). He is also a USA Certified Public Accountant.


  1. no
    September 8, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Welcome and…. first request: SL MUST give permanent residency to foreigners having bought a home, doing the alien landholding license. I will soon burn down my house in SL and leaving, not spending 1 cent on this island. You rip off foreigners. First you charge them big money in order to get the alien landholding license. Than you make them wait for 1 year (ONE ENTIRE YEAR), than you charge them 10% when the sell it again – AND YOU DO NOT EVEN GRANT BY DEFAULT A PERMANENT RESIDENCY. So stop telling Looshians that you bring investors, you rather do everything to lose them big time.

    1. Anonymous
      September 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Is that what obtains in your country? Definitely not, so why must it happen in St Lucia to encourage shady characters with their dirty money to come and hide just because they have enough money to purchase a house?

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