Who We Are

In 2020, we rebranded as “BIBA, the Association for Global Business” to signal that we embrace all companies in Barbados who service global markets, both domestic and international, and to align with Prime Minister Mottley's expressed goal to cement Barbados as a global business hub.BIBA has a current membership of over 140 companies drawn from Canada, the US, the UK, Latin America, and Europe, primarily in banking and wealth management, insurance, fintech, manufacturing, logistics, legal, accounting, tax, and corporate service providers, and many more.

Our Vision

“To work, as a trusted strategic partner of members and stakeholders, for the advancement and sustainability of global business conducted in and from Barbados”

Our History

BIBA is a not-for-profit private sector organisation that comprises companies involved in global business in Barbados and companies that are otherwise strategically associated with this sector. It is the successor to the Barbados Association of International Business Companies and Offshore Banks (BAIBCOB), which was originally formed in 1997.

Months later, a decision was made to embrace the membership of BAIBCOB, the Canada Barbados Business Association (CBBA), and the Barbados International Insurance Association (BIIA) under one umbrella, the Barbados International Business Association was incorporated in November that year.

Industry Voice

To be the industry voice to the Barbados government and community.

Catalyst For Unity

To be the catalyst for creating and maintaining private and public sector unity in the effort to develop Barbados.

Our Goals

Information Exchange

To provide a forum for exchanges of information and ideas among members

Business Liason

To liaise with and facilitate the work of the relevant Government Ministries, statutory bodies and other organizations involved in the development and regulation of global business in Barbados.

Members Interests

To ensure our members’ professional and personal interests are adequately served.

Major Contact to Investors

To be a major point of contact for helpful advice and orientation of new investors to the island.

Our Team

Carmel Haynes

Carmel Haynes

Ms. Carmel Haynes is the Executive Director of BIBA, the Association for Global Business, in Barbados. BIBA represents over 140 member firms involved in international financial services, trade and logistics, management and corporate services, FinTech, and more.

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Cecelia Mayers

Cecelia Mayers

Cecelia Mayers is the Office Administrator.

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Why Join BIBA?

  1. Opportunity to Offer Input into Laws and Policies
  2. Easy Access to Key Industry Partners
  3. Access to Thought Leadership Business Events
  4. Professional Networking with Global Reach
  5. Membership Discount to Events
  6. Professional Development
  7. Government-level Representation
  8. Attractive Group Health Insurance