BRIDGETOWN, Barbados --- Oliver Jordan, president and chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority, resigned, effective July 31. He accepted a senior post with a regional private sector company, the BTA said.

Jordan's new employer resportedly will be the FirstCaribbean International Bank.

Jordan, who joined the BTA in 1998, was appointed BTA president in November 2001 and is credited with implementing the island's Recovery Plan beginning in the latter half of 2002.

BTA chairman Hudson Husbands said an executive search and recruitment plan were in effect to identify Jordan's successor.

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