The University of the West Indies (UWI) has tapped Professor Paul G. Simmonds as executive director for the new Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), formed from the merger of the business school and management-studies departments.
The merger was executed over eight months and took effect August 1.
The physical integration, both the graduate-level Mona School of Business (MSB) and the Department of Management Studies (DOMS) now operate from separate buildings, remains a work in progress.
Simmonds, an MBA with an emphasis in finance and accounting, most recently served as the AARP Virgin Islands State president, another business school in the region. But he also has previous private-sector experience, including managing director of TRW Turbine Overhaul Services in the Republic of Singapore, which manufacturers aircraft components.