ECFH shines like a diamond for leadership in regional banking

ECFH shines like a diamond for leadership in regional banking
The ECFH/Bank of Saint Lucia building.
The ECFH/Bank of Saint Lucia building.

The East Caribbean Financial Holding Company (ECFH) has captured the prestigious Diamond Award from the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB).

The award is in recognition of ECFH’s consistent contributions over the years to the development of CAB and its members, and to the banking sector of the Caribbean.

ECFH has provided significant sponsorship support to the CAB Conference as Silver sponsor in 2009, Platinum in 2010 and 2011 and Gold sponsor in 2012.

ECFH has also given unstinting service to the CAB at the Board level, having been represented by its Chairman Mr. Victor Eudoxie, Group Managing Director Mr. Robert Norstrom, and more recently, Assistant General Manager Bank of Saint Lucia, Ms. Joanna Charles.

Reflecting on the significance of this latest award, Group Managing Director, Robert Norstrom, said: “The CAB Diamond Award reflects ECFH’s strong leadership and commitment to the development of the banking sector in the region. A major part of our vision is to expand within the OECS and the wider Caribbean region as reflected in our newest entity BOSVG. Over the next few years, we will continue to further develop our capacity as a market leader in the banking and financial services industry in the OECS, both in terms of our range of products and services, and more critically, our human capacity, so that we can continue meet and surpass the expectations of our clients within and outside the region.”

ECFH is the dominant player in the financial services industry in the Eastern Caribbean. It is the largest indigenous financial institution in the Eastern Caribbean, with an asset base in excess of EC$3 billion and a staff complement of approximately 600 group-wide.

The Group spans five subsidiaries: Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd.; Bank of Saint Lucia International Ltd. (offshore banking subsidiary); ECFH Global Investment Solutions Ltd. (investment banking arm); EC Global Insurance Co. Ltd. and more recently, Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ltd., formerly National Commercial Bank (SVG) Ltd.

ECFH provides a wide range of services including retail, commercial and development banking, insurance, capital market and merchant banking services while placing high priority on corporate social responsibility.

The CAB Awards recognize institutions which uphold the values of strong and sustainable leadership.

The CAB Diamond Award is the second major regional award for the ECFH Group. Earlier this year, ECFH’s banking subsidiary, Bank of Saint Lucia captured the ECCB Award for Best Corporate Citizen.

These awards are a manifestation of the ECFH’s corporate slogan ..”Enriching Lives.”

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