Barbara is President of Onyx Resources Limited, an Isle of Man company which is in the business of assisting physical commodities traders in accessing trade and forfeit financing. Onyx Resources Ltd. is an affiliate of the global company Onyx Worldwide Group Ltd. with offices in Australia, South Africa and the UK. Along with her involvement in the trade finance space, Ms. Guibord has also had a career in private equity and project finance. She has done work on private equity transactions, often involved in engineering cross-border private equity capital flows among the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia region, European Union and the United States.
Previously, until fall of 2011, Barbara was the founder and CEO of Integration Capital & Trade, Inc. (ICT). As the CEO, she was instrumental in setting up ICT’s affiliate offices in Muscat Oman and Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Barbara has had extensive operations experience in cross-border international transactions, particularly in the GCC.
Prior to her work in the financial services industry, Barbara had a thirty year legal career and worked in a number of law firms, devoting the majority of her time to the environmental and energy practice areas. She held a number of partnership positions: the managing partner of the international law firm, Guibord Homsy LLP; the partner in charge of the environmental and energy law practices at Winston & Strawn, Katten Muchin & Zavis and Rivkin, Radler & Kremer. Barbara was also the founding member and managing partner of Zevnik, Horton, Guibord, McGovern, Palmer & Fognani, which was the predecessor law firm of Guibord Homsy, LLP.
Barbara graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Connecticut College and has a J.D. from Fordham University. Barbara is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Illinois and is also admitted in the Ninth, Seventh and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals.