Local businessman and attorney Charles G. Kirkconnell has joined Cayman Enterprise City as director of investment.
Mr. Kirkconnell, who has taken an equity shareholding in the project, will have a seat on the board of directors and join CEC’s management team.
Working alongside the chief executive officer and the vice president of operations, Mr Kirkconnell’s role will entail several aspects of the new special economic zone and investor relations, the firm said.
A particular focus will be the development of mechanisms to ensure Caymanian entrepreneurs and business owners are made aware of all the opportunities available to provide services to both CEC and its international tenants who establish their global operations within the zone.
“Cayman Enterprise City is a very exciting project that has the potential to further advance Cayman as a knowledge-based society and ensure its presence as a regional leader in the world of technology,” Mr Kirkconnell said. “I am very pleased to be getting involved in this project from the beginning and therefore having the ability to assist in shaping a brighter future for generations of Caymanians to come.”
As part of his CEC training, Kirkconnell is embarking on a trip to the United Arab Emirates this week to meet with colleagues in CEC’s Dubai office along with strategic zone partners and potential clients, the firm said.
“The shareholders of Cayman Enterprise City are absolutely delighted that such a renowned and respected local entrepreneur has become a partner in this incredible project,” said Jason Blick, chief executive officer of Cayman Enterprise City. “From day one, it was always our intention to increase Caymanian participation and we are exceptionally pleased that Mr. Kirkconnell has joined us and is equally passionate about our vision to bring great opportunities to these islands for future generations by ensuring Cayman as the premier knowledge-based technological leader in the region.”
The CEC Zone Law, which paves the way for the project, was passed in September.