President of the Central Bank of Suriname 

 

Robert van Trikt’s entire career has been one of creating and maintaining order, structure and clarity. Throughout the years, he has worked in a variety of functions and has managed to build up extensive knowledge of and experience in internal auditing, risk identification, analysis and mitigation, compliance, and corporate governance.

Before his appointment as governor of the Centrale Bank van Suriname (CBvS) in March 2019, Robert van Trikt devoted himself as managing partner in two companies which he had co-founded: Orion Assurance & Advisory N.V. (2017) and Limebridge Financial and Advisory Services N.V.  (2011). Between 2008 and 2011 he was chief auditor of the internal audit department of the Hakrinbank N.V., where he was responsible for internal audit policy and for providing reports and advice to management and the supervisory board. He performed the duties of coordinating global senior manager Private and Merchant Banking / Prime Funds and Financial Brokerage métier at FORTIS Bank in Amsterdam (2006 –2008), while at Ernst & Young Netherlands Antilles (2003-2006) he performed a detail audit procedure on financial statements and was responsible, among other things, for quality assurance on all audits and related engagements.

Van Trikt has also held board positions for a number of different organizations. He was a member of the board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) and chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Suriname (SCAI). He chaired the supervisory board of Hakrinbank N.V. and the pension fund of C. Kersten and Co., and was treasurer of the Foundation for Human Development.

He completed his bachelor’s studies in economics at the Rotterdam School of Applied Sciences and finalized his master’s degree at the University of the Netherlands Antilles. Robert van Trikt then graduated with an MSc in Accounting at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and as an International Executive Master Financial Control / Register Controller at the University of Maastricht, both in the Netherlands, and completed the Master Class Controllership at Fudan University in Shanghai, China (2013).

 

 

Exchange RatesJanuary 20th and until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 8,191 8,363
GBP 9,586 9,825
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,739 1,801
TTD 1,079 1,114
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,477 3,594

Gold CertificatesJanuary 20th and until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 3.765,62
10 gram 7.531,24
50 gram 37.656,21
100 gram 75.312,42
500 gram 376.562,12
1000 gram 753.124,25
Gold LME: USD 1.557,50 /tr.oz.

Inflation

  Average End-of-period
2012 5.0 4.3
2013 1.9 0.6
2014 3.4 3.9
2015 6.9 25.1
2016 55.5 52.4
2017 22.0  9.2 
2018 6.8  5.4 
     
2019 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 5.5
Feb -0.1 4.3
Mar 0.0 4.2
Apr 0.6 4.6
May 0.4  
Jun 0.4  
Jul 0.2 4.3
Aug 0.4 4.0
Sep 0.5 4.0
Oct 0.6 4.3
Nov*) 0.2 4.3

*) Preliminary figures 

 

Exchange RatesJanuary 20th until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 8,191 8,363
GBP 9,586 9,825
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,739 1,801
TTD 1,079 1,114
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,477 3,594
CNY 1,062 1,096

Gold CertificatesJanuary 20th until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 3.765,62
10 gram 7.531,24
50 gram 37.656,21
100 gram 75.312,42
500 gram 376.562,12
1000 gram 753.124,25
Gold LME: USD 1.557,50 /tr.oz.

Inflation

  Average End-of-period
2012 5.0 4.3
2013 1.9 0.6
2014 3.4 3.9
2015 6.9 25.1
2016 55.5 52.4
2017 22.0  9.2 
2018 6.8  5.4 
     
2019 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 5.5
Feb -0.1 4.3
Mar 0.0 4.2
Apr 0.6 4.6
May 0.4  
Jun 0.4  
Jul 0.2 4.3
Aug 0.4 4.0
Sep 0.5 4.0
Oct 0.6 4.3
Nov*) 0.2 4.3

*) Preliminary figures 

 

Balance sheet