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Michael DeSouza Retires from The World Bank and Joins Caribbean Cargo DC
Former World Bank Group Senior Security Specialist Assumes New Role as Director of Operations at Caribbean Cargo DC
Lanham, MD (January 12, 2018) – Caribbean Cargo DC announced today the new Director of Operations — Michael DeSouza — a Guyanese-born former Detective and now former Senior Security Specialist at the World Bank Group (WBG). DeSouza recently retired from the WBG after 32 years of service.
The WBG provides financial and technical assistance in over 100 developing countries throughout the globe. Established in 1944, the WBG is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and employs more than 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
DeSouza joined the WBG as a contracted security officer after relocating his family to the Washington, D.C. metro area in 1985. DeSouza was previously a detective in Guyana and has over 40 years of experience in the security industry.
During his time at the WBG, he provided security support to bank management staff in the areas of security, risk management, security awareness, contingency planning, protective operations, guard-force contract management, staff advice on residential security, and life safety. His duties included project management, major security projects, and capital investment projects. This included enhancing visitor access control systems and access screenings; such as portable items, handheld/walk-through metal detectors, package screening devices, and electronic countermeasure equipment.
DeSouza conceptualized technical security plans and trained guards on use of WBG equipment and proper reporting procedures. His work at the WBG relied heavily on his keen ability to facilitate the execution of secure missions and actively employ internal WBG clearance-based mitigation and preventative measures.
DeSouza also gave back to his native Guyana by developing and producing a tamper-proof ID card system for the Guyana Police Force (GPF). He was featured in the Guyana Chronicle, a daily newspaper owned by the Guyanese government, after presenting the new security features at Police Headquarters in Eve Leary, Georgetown.
“My years of experience working in the field of security has helped me to develop and uphold three key disciplines: physical security, technical security, as well as fire and life safety,” says DeSouza. As the new Director of Operations at Caribbean Cargo DC (CCDC), he has already streamlined the company’s warehousing process and has plans to enhance the warehouse staff’s knowledge of these key security principles.
CCDC is a leading international logistics and warehousing provider for Caribbean shipments originating out of the Mid-Atlantic. CCDC has developed a growing portfolio of private business owners, NGOs and embassies by applying over 30 years experience in shipping and freight service.
Headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, CCDC’s strategic alliances have provided much needed assistance in the form of warehousing and logistics to recent hurricane victims. Additional information about CCDC is available at www.CaribbeanCargoDC.com.
About Caribbean Cargo DC
Caribbean Cargo DC, LLC (CCDC) is a licensed and bonded company registered in the state of Maryland. The company, which was launched in 2007, is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. CCDC was established by three enterprising principals seasoned in the shipping industry with solid reputations in the business community where they were known for providing reliable, efficient and exceptional customer service. CCDC is an employee-owned, licensed and bonded, shipping, logistics and freight services company. CCDC’s principals have more than three decades of experience in the shipping industry and are known for their solid business reputations, and exceptional customer service.