Noel heads JBA

Friday, July 20, 2018

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David Noel, CEO and president of Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd and senior vice-president and head of the Caribbean Central & North was yesterday unanimously elected to the role of president of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) at its Annual General Meeting.

He takes over from Nigel Holness, managing director of First Caribbean International Bank,

Also elected were Jerome Smalling, CEO at JMMB Bank as vice-president and Mariame McIntosh-Robinson, President and CEO at First Global Bank as treasurer. Weldon Maddan, COO at MF&G Trust ,was returned as honorary secretary.

In accepting his election to the association's top leadership position, Noel expressed

appreciation to the JBA Executive Council for their demonstration of confidence in his leadership.

“I wish to convey my appreciation to the JBA Executive Council for the vote of confidence placed in me to lead the advancement of the JBA,” Noel said.

“Our mission to maintain a stable, secure, competitive and profitable financial industry remains unchanged. We will continue to achieve this through

advocacy, education and collaboration with all stakeholders to include the Government of Jamaica, the regulators, private sector partners, international agencies and the general banking public,” he said.

He also recognised outgoing president Holness for his sterling contribution to the Association and by extension, to the banking industry.

Noel, was appointed SVP & Head of the Caribbean Central & North and President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd in November, 2017. Prior to that he served as managing director for the Caribbean East region with responsibility for Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, St Maarten and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Jamaica Banker's Association (JBA) is a non-profit organisation that represents commercial and merchant banks in Jamaica.

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