Brian Deher –
Director of Operations
Brian Deher was born in Philipsburg, St. Maarten in 1975 and spent most of childhood studying abroad in Puerto Rico, the US and Europe but returned to the island full time in 1997 after graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the George Washington University in Washington DC.
Mr. Deher is currently IGY Marina’s Regional Director of Operations for the Caribbean and Latin America and has over 25 years’ experience in marina management, design and development and has worked on projects throughout the Caribbean, the Eastern United States, and Central America. Mr. Deher primarily focuses on the operations and planning of existing IGY facilities in the Caribbean and Latin America but also supports IGY’s Development and M&A Teams in the preparation and review of financial projections, marina layout and designs, operational procedures, and transition planning. Mr. Deher currently oversees the day-to-day management of the Yacht Club Isle de Sol, the Simpson Bay Marina; both of which are located on St. Maarten.
Mr. Deher served six terms as the president of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) and was an executive board member for the proceeding 4 years. Mr. Deher also served on the board of the Caribbean Marine Trades Association in his capacity as president of the SMMTA.
Over the past years Mr. Deher has assisted with many different initiatives on St. Maarten by volunteering his time to be on the Labor Tripartite Committee, The Committee of Experts who advises Government on zoning and development plans, and the Advanced Vocational & Adult Education board (Stichting Secundair Beroeps Onderwijs en Educatie). Mr. Deher was also a board member and vice-chair of the board of SZV which manages the Social Health Insurance for Country St. Maarten.
Mr. Deher and his family currently live on St. Maarten.