Cornel Williams

Cornel WilliamsCornel Williams joined, private merchant banking firm, International Capital and Management Company (ICMC) in December 2003 and currently serves as its President.

Having previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer for ICMC, Mr. Williams has successfully led efforts which resulted in significant growth of the company over the past five years. Today, ICMC has a staff of 104 employees and provides its clients with management services in the areas of finance, leadership and professional development, Lean Six Sigma, internal audit, marketing, project management, strategy development, and information technology. In 2008, the company completed construction of its main office building and successfully renovated an adjacent historic property that was acquired to provide additional office space.

Mr. Williams also takes pride in having expanded the company’s community outreach efforts, with a primary focus on education and youth development as well as cancer support and outreach.

Mr. Williams’ prior experience includes several key roles such as Deputy Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Lockhart Companies, Finance Manager for the Virgin Islands Telephone Corporation, and Financial Analyst for Ford Motor Company. He has also served as a part-time instructor in the Business Division at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Mr. Williams also takes time to serve on a number of boards. He is currently Chairman of the St. Thomas & St. John District Board of Directors of the VI Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation. He was recently asked to join the Advisory Board of UVI’s School of Business. He also currently serves on the boards of The Lockhart Companies, VI Montessori School & International Academy, and Virgin Islands Capital Resources.

In the past, he has served on the board of the United Way of St. Thomas and St. John, serving as the board’s 2003/2004 President. He is also a past board member of United Way International, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and also served as Chair of the organization’s Caribbean Regional Council.

Mr. Williams graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Virgin Islands with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, and later completed an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance at the University of Illinois. He resides on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with his wife Lena.