Robert Almeida is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity and helped launch AIC Caribbean Fund. He is an accomplished businessperson with a strong background in corporate strategy and operations. He was formerly an executive at Loblaw Companies, Canada’s largest retailer, and led the creation of a direct bank at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He has served on the boards of Columbus International Inc. (cable and telecommunications), Kingston Wharves Limited (port operator), and Advantage General Insurance (general insurance). He currently serves on the boards of NCB Financial Group Limited, Clarien Bank Limited, and several subsidiaries of Portland Holdings Inc.