Mr. Victor Stoute is Barbadian born and was educated at Combermere School, the Barbados Technical Institute and the Barbados Community College. After graduation, he worked for Consulting Engineers Partnership (CONCEPT) on some of the largest projects in Barbados, such as the Grantley Adams Airport, Caribbean Development Bank, Norman (House) Center, Post Office building at Cheapside, Pulverization Plant at Workmans St. George, Heywoods Beach Development and the ABC Highway.
He immigrated to the United States of America in the late 1970’s and settled in Philadelphia, where he continued his education at the Philadelphia Community College and Drexel University.
As a Structural Designer, he has been employed by one of the top ten Architectural/Engineering companies in the United States, for the past twenty five years. This Science and Technology Company specializes in Health Care, Pharmaceutical and Educational facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Dubai, Australia and China.
An avid cricketer, he joined a local cricket club in Philadelphia, where he excelled at his game as an all–rounder. He helped form a new cricket team called United Cricket Club and as captain, led them to consecutive championships in the Washington Cricket league from 1981 to 1985. He won many awards including most valuable player, man of the match, most wickets, most runs and best batting average.
His most cherished reward came in 1986 when he was selected to represent the United States Cricket team at the International Cricket Conference (ICC) tournament in London England and again in the Netherlands in 1990. Being a member of the USA Cricket team was one of his greatest achievements, because he was able to travel to many countries and meet some of the greatest cricketers in the world.
Victor was part of a committee which started the Barbados America Organization of Philadelphia Inc, (BAOP) with a mission to help fellow Barbadians in the Philadelphia Diaspora and in Barbados. He served on the Executive Board as treasurer for several years.
BAOP has been a member of National Association of Barbados Organizations (NABO) for the past ten years and as a founding member he will proudly support the Barbados Organizations/Associations in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region (East coast) of the USA. He will work conscientiously to help BAOP and NABO strive to support and give aid to Barbados, fellow Barbadians and the Philadelphia community.
Victor E. Stoute