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Dax Basdeo

Chief Officer, Ministry of Financial Services and Commerce

Dr Dax Basdeo oversees the strategy, operations and administration of the Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services and Commerce.

Entities under his leadership include the Department of International Tax Cooperation; General Registry; and the Department of Commerce and Investment.

The Ministry also has responsibility for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority; Auditors Oversight Authority; Cayman Islands Stock Exchange; Stock Exchange Authority; Trade and Business Licensing Board; Liquor Licensing Board; Special Economic Zones Authority; Civil Aviation Authority; Air Transport and Licensing Authority; Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands; Cayman Islands Government Office in the European Union; and the Financial Services Legislative Committee.

Dr Basdeo’s background is in economics, finance, statistics and strategic management. He holds degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Manchester, and the University of Maryland.