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Businessman to Deliver Spring 2023 Commencement Address at UB-North

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – Businessman Franklyn Butler will deliver the spring 2023 commencement address at the UB North Commencement Ceremony in Grand Bahama.



GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – Businessman and thought leader Franklyn Butler will deliver the spring 2023 commencement address at the University of The Bahamas–North Commencement Ceremony in Grand Bahama scheduled for 1st June 2023 at the Grand Lucayan Resort.

Mr. Butler is the President and CEO of Cable Bahamas, Ltd.; Chairman and Director of Aml
Foods ltd., the leading supermarket chain in The Bahamas; and Chairman and Director of be
Aliv ltd., The Bahamas’ second mobile operator.

He also serves as Independent Director of the Arawak Port Development Company Ltd. and Director of The Bahamas Property Fund.

Mr. Butler is considered one of the region’s leading experts in corporate governance and
succession planning in family businesses.

For 13 years, he held the position of Chairman of the Board of Milo B. Butler & Sons after serving in numerous capacities at his family’s business, Milo Butler Group, an investment holding group with diverse interests in the Bahamian capital Markets.

During this time, he focused on growth and transformation and led the transition from
G2 (the sibling generation) to G3 (the generation of cousin consortiums) in management and

The story of this transition was featured on the cover of the November/December
2014 edition of Family Business Magazine, a U.S. publication.

Since then, Mr. Butler has established himself as a family business resource, strategic thinker,
and value-added partner throughout The Bahamas’ capital markets.

He is often invited to speak and educate multigenerational businesses on the “do’s and don’ts” of managing both the family and the business components of family business enterprises.

He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization’s Bahamas and Orlando chapters and the Salvation Army Bahamas’ advisory board.

His commencement address will infuse his experiences into a message that reflects the theme of building resilience within ourselves. Grand Bahamians, in particular, have demonstrated an
indomitable spirit, having endured successive economic, climate and health crises over the years.

The University of The Bahamas expects more than 500 students in total to receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates as a part of the spring 2023 commencement class which includes students at the UB-North campus in Grand Bahama and the Oakes Field campus in New Providence.

Baccalaureate degree holders are, again, anticipated to account for the vast majority of students who are graduating.

UB has an alumni community of more than 22,000 graduates.

The spring 2023 commencement events for UB-North include the Teachers’ Commissioning and Awards Ceremony on 30th May at 10 a.m. at The Church of God of Prophecy; the Baccalaureate Service on 31st May at 6:00 p.m. at Life Community Church; and the Commencement Ceremony on 1st June at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Lucayan Resort.