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New president for Saint Lucia bankers association

By Bankers Association of St. Lucia Inc.

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Bankers Association of St. Lucia Inc. (Bankers Association) has announced the appointment of a new president to manage its affairs for the period November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019.

Mrs. Suzette Armoogam-Shah of Scotiabank assumes the reigns of leadership as the new president of the Association following the departure of Mrs. Wendy Delmar, former branch manager of Scotiabank’s Castries branch.

She is supported by a cadre of banking professionals on the executive, including Vice President, Mrs. Ladessa James-Williams, country manager – CIBC FCIB; Secretary, Mrs. Sandra Fontenelle, country manager – RBC Royal Bank; Treasurer, Baldwin Taylor, senior manager — retail of Bank of Saint Lucia; and Mr. Jonathan Johannes, managing director – 1st National Bank, responsible for public relations.

Mrs. Armoogam-Shah is general manager and country head for Scotiabank St Lucia, and is responsible for the overall success of all banking operations including retail, commercial and small business segments. Suzette holds a BSc economics, University of the West Indies and a personal financial planning diploma, Canadian Securities Institute.

Her journey began with Scotiabank Toronto in 1996, holding numerous progressively senior positions with the most recent being district vice president for Scotiabank, Toronto Region.

As district vice-president, her drive and winning mindset contributed significantly to the bank’s success. She also held positions such as director, learning land performance consulting with Canadian Banking Human Resources, and director regional banking for Scotiabank’s Atlantic region.

Mrs. Armoogam-Shah’s experience in business development, leadership, change management and generating consistently strong business results will prove valuable as the new incoming president of the Bankers Association of St. Lucia.

She continues the profound work of the Association, to promote the usefulness of financial institutions, to increase financial literacy at all levels, to strengthen partnerships with stakeholder communities and to contribute to financial growth and development in keeping with the vision of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.

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  1. Bankers are not your friends they are their to make money for their shareholders. You are just a number to them, the Credit union movement needs to step up it's services so people can stop relying on banks

  2. WHY IS A NON NATIONAL WHO IS NEW TO ST LUCIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ST LUCIAN BANKER'S ASSOCIATION. Is no St Lucian qualified for this post? What is the process for a president being elected? It is time for this nonsense to stop. Foreigners coming in and destroying our economy with alternate motives.

    • Look at her do you think the "Association " want's the face of the "typical St Lucian" in such a position ?? Dream on. Hey I remember not long ago ft you did not look like her you could hold the position has bank teller or any cooperate secretary in St Lucia. Who remember when if you flew anywhere in the world the airline stewardess had to look like her ? Check any cooperate entity in St Lucia in the year 2019 weather it be at the mangers level or assistant managers level Sandals all banks Wassco Lucilect pick any hotel Byrdens and partners as long as there is a female in charge of that position they look similar to her its a cooperate preference. Shocking right in this day and age ! This is not only germaine to St Lucia alone most Caribbean islands are the same way we just cant help ourselves we are that programed .


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