Meet the masters – Chris Duggan

Chris Duggan
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Vice President of Dart Enterprises,
Director of the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation

What drives you to do your best every day?

Passion for what I do, determination to succeed, and ambition to achieve my goals, be it at work, at home or in the community.


chris-dugganHas anyone in particular in your life influenced and inspired you to succeed?

Many people have influenced me in my life and still continue to do so, but it was my Dad who instilled in me the importance of hard work, and the values of respect, honesty and integrity.  He lived his life based on these principles.


What made you choose your particular career?

My career choice was shaped by the dual combination of being born and raised in one of the world’s leading financial services centers and of course, being the son of a passionate financial services professional! I’ve been given the great opportunity to work for an organization that is resolute in its commitment to the positive growth and development of the Cayman Islands.


What goals do you have in the future?

I have many goals, but consistent among them all is for continued personal and professional growth, development and success. I am also passionate about community involvement and many of my goals revolve around helping to make a difference in the community.


What is one thing you would like to see change in your industry?

For the Cayman Islands to continue to enjoy the success it has benefitted from for decades we must, as a community, ensure that we remain competitive and relevant on the world stage. We must be open to make changes that will keep us competitive, we must encourage inward investment and we must ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of global transparency and regulatory prominence.


What would you say to younger people interested in your line of work and about being a leader?

Go for it! With passion, determination and energy!  Being a leader is one of the most important responsibilities you will ever have and it is an opportunity for you to change lives.  Your legacy as a leader will ultimately be defined by your words and actions, and through respect, honesty and integrity.