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Aguinaldo Medeiros

Aguinaldo Medeiros grew up in Smith’s Parish. He was educated at Harrington Sound Primary, Whitney Institute Secondary School and Bermuda College. As a highly active youth in the College community in the mid-80’s, he is remembered as one of the original announcers on the popular community Bermuda College Commentator Radio Show. Other collegiate accomplishments included active memberships in various clubs including the Music Club (under the direction of Wendell “Shine” Hayward) and served a term as President of the Bermuda College Student Common Council. Further, he was a representative for the Bermuda College as a Member of Youth Parliament.

He then furthered his studies at York University in Toronto, Canada, where he was graduated with degrees in Economics, and Business Administration in 1988 and 1990, respectively.

In 1992, he joined the Bermuda Department of Tourism in Canada as an Assistant Manager, Sales. In the ensuing years, he served in several senior capacities within North America, having held the positions of National Manager, Canada from 1998-2005, reaching the pinnacle of his tourism career as Senior Regional Manager, North America, overseeing the Department’s Leisure Sales efforts for the Northeast, Mid-West and Western USA regions as well as Canada from 2005-2007.

Aguinaldo continued to prove his leadership abilities whilst living in Canada having aligned himself with a variety of professional organisations throughout his years there. Some of his most notable accomplishments include affiliations with organisations such as the Association of National Tourist Office Representatives (ANTOR) as an Executive member, ultimately serving a two-year term as President from 2000-2002; as well as with SKAL International, Toronto (the largest network of executive tourism and hospitality professionals in the world), where he served in the respective Executive capacities of Membership Chair and then Program Chair for three years, earning him greater respect in travel and tourism circles within North America. He was also an Honorary Member of the Toronto Airline Managers Association (TAMA).

He has completed an extensive series of over a dozen Executive and Professional Development courses encompassing certificates in leadership, marketing, communications and public speaking from both the Canadian Management Centre (CMC) and American Management Association (AMA).

For the past 17 years he has been a self-directed investor in both the real estate, and finance and securities industries having specialisations in Real Estate Appraisal and Derivative Risk Management.

Aguinaldo relocated to Bermuda at the end of 2021. In addition to continuing his independent career, he looks forward to utilising his vast international experience of over three-and-a half decades to further his contributions to the local community – via voluntary and political affiliations. He is exceptionally passionate about the revitalisation of our tourism and hospitality industry’s hotel product – an economic pillar component.

“Bermuda’s economy is forever inextricably linked to and simply cannot sustainably exist long-term without!” he says.