SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), through its president Benjamin Ortega is pleased to announce and welcome the appointment of its new Business Development Officer (BDO) Sharilyn Bryson effective September 1.
Bryson attended the Milton Peters College, then successfully pursued her higher education in the Netherlands thereby obtaining a master’s degree in Management Policy-Analysis (MPA) and Entrepreneurship, with a specialization in business management attained at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) van Amsterdam.
One of her roles and duties within her capacity as the Business Development Officer includes ensuring that the operations of the Chamber’s Business Center functions effectively and efficiently.
The business community can expect a further enhancement in the level of engagement from COCI whereby their current business needs can be tabled, addressed, and lobbied with the relevant stakeholders.
Additionally, new, and upcoming business enthusiast will see a further enhanced platform for which their business ideas can be developed and become a reality now that COCI has filled this essential position.
Bryson’s recruitment was conducted by an independent body outside of COCI and was the chosen candidate from a large number of applicants, not given only to her academic credentials but also to her open nature, bright ideas and enthusiasm to serve the business community of St. Maarten during these challenging times.
In the words of Bryson, “It is my desire to bring about effective change in the Chamber’s Business Center. I believe that there is an opportunity to further assist the business community in all business-related areas pertaining to knowledge, information, resources, and the latest business trends. It is my hope that the Chamber’s Business Center will become the go-to-place for your business needs, questions and concerns.”
Bryson has also expressed her gratefulness to have been given the opportunity to return home to St. Maarten to offer her knowledge and assistance to the country’s business community.
The Board and the Executive staff of COCI, takes this opportunity to once again welcome Sharilyn Bryson and also to assure the general public that COCI would continue to do what is necessary to ensure that the services rendered are effective and at an optimal level during these COVID-19 times.