FIDC are pleased to introduce our new Managing Director, Zachary Franklin.

Zach brings significant knowledge and expertise to the FIDC team with a master’s degree in economics and over 10 years development experience, including considerable international inward investment activity, having enjoyed a career which has spanned from his home of Philadelphia across the globe to China. Due to its importance and the unique challenges that the Islands offers he was naturally drawn to work at FIDC.

Zach enjoys spending time outdoors and says that he most looks forward to experiencing “some of the most intriguing nature on the planet”.

Michael Poole, Chair of the FIDC Board says: “It is great to have Zach here in the Islands, and I would like to formally welcome him on behalf of the Board. Zach will spend his first few weeks getting to know people across the government and private sector. He is very keen to visit individual businesses to understand your unique needs, and we appreciate people taking the time to do this.”

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About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.