Baker is new director at Chamber of Commerce

PHILIPSBURG–Anastacio Baker is the new Executive Director at the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI). He succeeds Claret Connor, who held the post for some time.

Baker assumed his new post as of July 1, resigning from the COCI board.

According to the COCI, a vacancy was placed for an internal round of applications for the position and Baker was selected from this process, based on the recommendation made by an external selection committee tasked with the application process.

Baker is a former Manager of the Quality Assurance Department at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM for 13 years. He served on COCI Board’s Safety and Security Committee and on its Executive Board. COCI said Baker is an experienced business person who is cognisant of the difficulties businesses face when trying to advance to the next level.

“I am a good listener, great planner and one who can relate to the cries of the business sector. I will communicate extensively with our members in the community and formulate actions needed to address the issues brought to COCI. This is how I envision that COCI empowers, propels, supports and guides businesses towards success,” Baker was quoted as saying in an ad from the COCI that appears elsewhere in this paper.

“The COCI Board of Directors is therefore confident that the knowledge and expertise of Mr. Baker and his dynamisms in whatever he undertakes will positively contribute towards the further development of the institution,” it was stated in the ad.

Source: The Daily Herald