Gibson Promoted to Assistant General Manager at WSC
Nassau, Bahamas – Earlier this year the Water and Sewerage Corporation promoted Senior Engineer Cyprian Gibson to Assistant General Manager in charge of the Family Island Division.
“This promotion could not have come at a more opportune time,” said Glen Laville, WSC General Manager. “When Hurricane Joaquin hit our islands – Cyprian was more than ready to take care of this situation. He has shown us very quickly why we made this call.”
Gibson a professional civil/environmental engineer has 25 years of expert technical and senior managerial experience in the water and wastewater sector. He has been involved with initiatives of all sizes and scope, primarily as a senior public water sector engineer, regulator, designer, administrator and project manager, as well as senior technical advisor.
“I’m excited about joining the Family Island team at WSC,” said Gibson. “We have a diverse team of water professionals throughout our islands and cays, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with the team to improve our water systems and services throughout The Bahamas.”
Currently, Gibson is preparing for a $25 million multi-island project, which will be funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help provide access to potable water in The Bahamas. He was also pivotal in the procurement of the $81 million IDB loan, which has helped WSC to make vast improvements in Nassau with increased flow of water and significant decrease in non-revenue loss.
He also starred earlier this year in the company’s first hurricane ad, which promoted that residents of New Providence consider switching from well to secure potable water from WSC. As the WSC NEMA representative, he was well versed to explain the issues of contamination during flooding.
Gibson previously served on several industry-related committees in The Bahamas: The Private Roads and Subdivisions Coordinating Committee, the National Emergency Management Committee, and the National Energy Commission. He proudly served as a Director of the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), the Airport Authority, and the Professional Engineer’s Board and in 2008, he served as President of The Bahamas Society of Engineers.
Internationally, Gibson has served as President of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, and currently serves as their representative in The Bahamas and for the Caribbean Water Operator Partnership, a programme of the Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance of the UN.
Gibson assumed his new role in the summer of 2015 and has since been busy managing the rebuild in the southern islands. He recently appeared on ‘The Revolution’ with Juan McCartney to give an update on WSC’s hurricane relief efforts, and spoke with callers on both hurricane relief efforts and WSC repairs in New Providence.