Chairman of Board of Directors for National Credit Bank Murdered
- Monday, June 13, 2011 12:12 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - President of the Board of Directors for the National Bank of Credit, Mr. Guiteau Toussaint was shot at his residency in Vivy Mitchel County, P-au-P, Sunday night, by unidentified and armed individuals, learned Le Nouvelliste from police sources.
The death of Mr Toussaint was found at the Hospital of the CommunautÃ© Haitienne de FrÃ¨res.
Chief Michael Gedeon, Director of the HNP, Ouest Department (DDO) confirms the death Mr. Guiteau Toussaint and has dismissed the "theory of the jewelry theft" as too low and believes, according to first data, the author to be intellectual behind this crime. A bullet was shot between the nose and eyes; the details delivered on Radio Caraibes.
Toussaint's cousin, Alexandra Theodore, told the press Toussaint was shot twice in the head. His killers had manipulated the guard into opening the gate to the property and were waiting for him in the house when he returned home, she added.
A man of good value and exceptional leadership, Guiteau Toussaint (56 years) had a degree in Management from the National Institute of Administration, Management and International Studies INAGHEI.
Also a former Director General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Toussaint joined the Bank National de Credit (BNC) established in 1979.
Toussaint is credited for salvaging the BNC from the edges of bankruptcy when he took control and the turned it into a brilliant bank of the Haitian Stat elevating it to the third bank in the country after the Unibank and Sogebank.
Recently, the BNC has gained a lot of momentum after having absorbed the Socabank and currently operates a network of 37 branches across the country.
"He was very instrumental in getting the bank back on its feet," said Daniel Dorsainvil, a longtime friend who served as minister of finance under former President Rene Preval, from 2006 to 2009. "He was always looking at ways to offer better services to the customer."
The BNC also innovated banking on Sundays, which consists of providing customers with access to their accounts seven days a week.
His assassination has created has created a great panic in the neighborhood Vivy Mitchell and around the city.
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Source: Le Nouvelliste