The Tourism Development Corporation of The Bahamas

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Rafique Symonette

The Group’s focus is transportation/ logistics and offers a full suite of luxury transportation solutions to hotel resorts from VIP/Casino transfers to staff shuttle services business. In addition, Rafique is an Investor and Director of Lighthouse Security Solutions, a technology enabled integrated guarding security company.

Prior to returning home to the Bahamas, he worked as an emerging market private equity investor throughout Southern and Eastern Africa for 12 years with a particular focus on investing in operating growth companies. In addition, he held a number of non-executive directorships a variety sectors from fast moving consumer goods manufacturers to financial services firms. Early in his career, he spent some time as a trade lobbyist in Washington DC with a focus on the Western African oil trade. He began his career as a strategic consultant throughout North America, and Europe.

Rafique serves on the Board of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) of the Bahamas Chapter with roles including Chapter Chair; Learning Officer; Member Engagement and Forum Officer. He also serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of East Nassau as Membership & Vocational Director. He was formerly appointed a member Local Organizing Committee – FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 where he served as Transportation Coordinator for the event.