Businessman to chair UWI Five Islands Campus Council

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) announces the appointment of Mr Aziz Hadeed, CBE, as the Campus Council Chair of its newest campus at Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda.

Each Campus of The UWI is governed by a Campus Council—vested by the University Council—to manage all matters as prescribed in the University’s Statute 21 and subject to The UWI’s Charter. As Campus Council Chair, Mr Hadeed will sit at the helm of the governing and executive body of The UWI Five Islands Campus which officially began operations in August. His appointment is for a period of five years and took effect on August 1.

Mr Hadeed is an Antiguan and Barbudan businessman whose success is well known across the Eastern Caribbean. Described as one of the Chief Architects of the Hadeed Group of Companies, his business acumen has been shaped since his teen years. He joined in managing his family’s businesses in 1965 after completing his secondary school education and pursued studies and training in accounting and business through business correspondences during his career. 

In 1980, he ascended to the Chair of the Hadeed Group of Companies and, through his vision and sound management, the corporation expanded into a multi-million-dollar enterprise. Under his stewardship, the Group invested in entities such as the regional airline LIAT (1974) Limited, on which board he served as chairman from 1995 to 1998. He is credited with leading the Hadeed Group’s decision to establish a power generation facility which became the Antigua Power Company in 1996. He currently serves on the boards of the Antigua Power Company as well as on several businesses within the Hadeed Group.