Scotia Group Jamaica Appoints First Female President & CEO

Scotiabank Jamaica has announced some top-level management changes.

In a release, they stated that, At a board meeting today (August 7, 2013), the directors of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited appointed Mrs. Jacqueline (Jackie) Sharp, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective September 1 2013. 

Jacqueline Sharp - Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd

Jacqueline Sharp – Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd

Mrs. Sharp was also appointed a director of Scotia Group Jamaica and of The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited.

Jackie Sharp joined Scotiabank in December 1997 years has held progressively
and over the past 15 senior roles in the areas of Treasury, Finance, Private Banking and Insurance. From 2003 to 2009 she was General Manager of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company (SJLIC) and in September 2009 was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group. In April 2011 she assumed additional responsibilities as Chief Administrative Officer and in April 2013 was appointed Executive Vice President, CFO and CAO.

Bruce Bowen Promoted To Regional Position

At the same time, Chairperson of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited, Sylvia Chrominska, advised that Bruce Bowen, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company has been appointed by Scotiabank as Senior Vice President Caribbean, International Banking effective September 1, 2013.
As a result, Mr. Bowen will resign his position as an executive officer of Scotia Group Jamaica as of the same date. He will remain as a director of the Company.

Scotiabank has been in Jamaica since 1889 and has over 2,000 employees and 39 branches across the island.

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