Last Friday, Qualfon Guyana Inc, a business process outsourcing and call center service provider, received the Foreign Investor of the Year award at the inaugural Regional Investor of the Year Award, held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, Belize.
A release from the Caribbean Export Development Agency said that the event, part of the fourth Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), was held in recognition of the contribution of foreign and local investors to the Caribbean.
It said that Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Brian Kearney accepted the award on behalf of Qualfon. The values-driven company, he said, is not just about business but also about a passion for improving the lives of people in the communities they serve.
ARS Humano, a privately held, fourteen-year-old, health insurance company in the Dominican Republic, was awarded for both the Local and Overall winner of the Regional Investor of the Year.
Cayman Enterprise City, led by Chief Executive Officer Charles Kirkconnell, was the recipient of the Special Award. Located in the Cayman Islands, the company offers jurisdictional and tax benefits and access to global markets. It is Special Economic Zone compliant with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank.
The release said that the first Regional Investor of the Year Award was an overwhelming success, with 34 applications from 10 Caribbean territories. The initiative was a collaborative effort between CAIPA and Caribbean Export Develop-ment Agency. It said that many of the investment projects submitted for Awards will be used as success stories by Caribbean Export and CAIPA to promote the region for investment in the upcoming year.