Chairperson, Citizenship by Investment Board
Mr. Lorne Theophilus brings to CIP Saint Lucia an extremely diverse background with experience in law, finance and marketing – all critical knowledge bases to the success of the CIP Programme. Mr. Theophilus is a long-standing senior Attorney-at-Law having been called to the Bar of Saint Lucia in 1995 and engaged in private legal practice with his own law firm from 1995 to 2011 and from 2016 to present.
From December 2011 to June 2016, Mr. Theophilus served as the Minister for Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries and the Parliamentary Representative for the Choiseul/Saltibus Constituency. During his years of service as a Minister, Mr. Theophilus was integral in leading the viable evolution of tourism with an emphasis on the promotion and marketing of Saint Lucia as a tourist destination and the development and enhancement of products and services related to tourism. Mr. Theophilus was responsible for the regulation, co-ordination and monitoring of tourism trends and demands regionally and internationally. Under his stewardship, the destination soared to record numbers in both visitor arrivals and revenue.
Additionally, Mr. Theophilus currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Financial Investment & Consultancy Services Ltd. (“FICS”), and Credit & Real Estate Development Ltd. (CARED), a privately owned non-banking financial intermediary, and lending institution respectively, a position that he has held from November 2017. Mr. Theophilus has long standing prior experience in governance roles having served as a member of the Board of Directors of Radio St. Lucia, Monroe College Saint Lucia, and the National Youth Council amongst others.