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Sagicor Financialís Dodridge Miller to serve as Professor of Practice at The UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - June 21, 2019

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr Dodridge Miller, President and CEO, Sagicor Financial as a practicing subject matter expert to be awarded the Professor of Practice title at the regional university. Granted on the basis of professional competence, distinguished practice and service contributions, his position has been approved by the University Appointments Committee. Mr Miller’s appointment as Professor of Practice attached to the Vice-Chancellery, The UWI Regional Headquarters is effective July 1, 2019.

Mr Miller is considered one of the leading finance minds in the Caribbean. He master-minded the rise of Sagicor Financial conglomerate from the Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society during the last fifteen years, to the region’s largest global financial conglomerate.  His demonstrated brilliance as a finance expert has won him many accolades and awards, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from The UWI, his alma mater for his contribution to the development of financial services in the Caribbean, in October 2008.  

Mr Miller has more than 30 years’ experience in the banking, insurance and financial services industries. He was appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited in July 2002. He has also been a Director since December 2002. Prior to his appointment as Group President and Chief Executive Officer, he held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President - Finance and Investments, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He is a Director of Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor USA, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Life Jamaica, Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited and a number of other subsidiaries within the Group.

Mr Miller holds an LLM, Corporate and Commercial Law, from The UWI Cave Hill Campus, an MBA, International Finance from the University of Wales and Manchester Business School in the UK and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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About the Professors of Practice 

First approved at The UWI in 2018, the title Professor of Practice is an honorary professorship position awarded to practicing or retired subject matter experts based on a combination of professional competence, distinguished practice and notable teaching or service contributions. The non-tenured positions allow for the integration of experts with industry experience into The UWI system. Appointees may use the title ‘Professor of Practice’ for as long as they remain in active association with The UWI.

 

About The UWI

For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit www.uwi.edu.

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)

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