New general manager appointed for Bank of St. Lucia

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New general manager appointed for Bank of St. Lucia

The East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Limited (ECFH) announces the appointment of Hadyn Gittens as generalmanager (GM) for Bank of Saint Lucia Limited (BOSL), the ECFH Group’s largest subsidiary.

Gittens, a Trinidadian by birth, has 28 years of banking experience having worked throughout the Caribbean, leading and managing teams in competitive and results-oriented environments.

His areas of expertise include commercial and corporate banking and credit risk management. He holds a master of business administration, master of science in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management.

In announcing the appointment of the new GM for BOSL, Chairman of ECFH, Lisle Chase, said this recruitment of a separate GM for BOSL forms part of the restructuring of the organization in keeping with the Group’s strategic turnaround plans.

Gittens recognizes the significant contribution that BOSL has made to the economy and looks forward to making his own contribution to the ongoing efforts to better serve the needs of BOSL customers and stakeholders.

The board of directors and management are confident that Gittens’ experience, coupled with the strengths of the existing BOSL team, will allow for effective implementation of strategies that will ensure future success of BOSL and the ECFH Group in general.

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  1. As a St. Lucian shareholder, I have no problem with this move I think it augurs well for Caricom integration and the future growth of the bank .And for those who may not be aware, Republic Bank only has 20% holding in ECFH, the majority of the shared holdings is made up of the Government of SLU, NIC, OECS Banks and Financial Institutions and private individuals & institutions, many of whom are St. Lucian nationals like me. Having said that shouldn’t we focus on the positive things that BOSL has and continues to do locally? Be proud of our own, Bank of Saint Lucia is a local bank with an international outlook.

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  2. Is this for real? 28 years of banking? A Bachelors in Accounting and an MBA...these are basic qualifications which can be found right here in our own back yard!!! When will this crap stop? Why was it considered necessary to bring in another foreigner to head our largest local bank? St.Lucians....why do we sit back and allow these things to happen? St.Lucians do not even get discounts at UWI St.Augustine Campus far less hold such prestige positions in Trinidad...

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  3. trindad will not export cheap oil to st lucia but they want to come take our jobs ( that's wat we get for one caribbean ha) lucians its time to break some serious glass

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    • Before posting this comment you should have tried to find out how many St. Lucians seek and get jobs in Trinidad. And what you "break some serious glass" how will that carry St. Lucia forward? This is 2013 not 1982!

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  4. Bosl should be renamed Bott, majority shares owned by trinidad,and its now run by trini's, we should really look into building up sldb and first national.

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    • I couldn't agree more. Back in late 1990s when the bank was being privatized I said that it was being sold to TnT as was many other things in St. Lucia. Guess what, the architect spent a very long time in TnT and is probably a naturalized citizen of TnT. Oh shoot, I said too much now I might be sued.

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      • Well trinis have the money and we all sell to the highest bidder. If you had a house or car to sell would you sell to a Lucian at a lower price when a Trini was willing to pay you more. Stop being a hypocrite. Its business.

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