Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bruce James joins PanCaribbean

Appointed to the Boards of Pan Caribbean Financial Services Limited and PanCaribbeanBank Limited

Kingston Jamaica; Pan Caribbean Financial Services Limited (PCFS) and PanCaribbeanBank (PCB) have announced the appointment of Bruce James, President and Co-Founder of the MVP Track and Field Club and former corporate banker attached to Citibank, N.A. as the newest Director on the Board of both entities.

Mr. James brings to PanCaribbean extensive experience in banking and finance and expertise in Risk Management and Analysis, Marketing of credit products, Relationship Management and Leadership.

Donovan Perkins, CEO  & President of PanCaribbean added, "Bruce is an excellent addition to our already strong Boards at PanCaribbean. He brings enviable skills, having been a senior executive at Citibank where he honed his skills in Risk, Credit and Investment decision-making.” “Our Governance Committee was highly impressed by his resume and impeccable reputation.” Mr. Perkins continued.

Bruce James has applied his knowledge of building a successful business to the area of sports, where as President of MVP Track and Field Club, he continues to manage the careers of several athletes who have excelled at the Olympic level. He is also certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as a Level One Technical Official with Distinction.

He started his career at Citibank in Risk Management and over the span of 16 years, held various positions at the level of Resident Vice President, Vice President and Group Head. During this period of his career, he was actively involved with the Jamaica Merchant Bankers Association as an Executive Member and Wolmer’s Boys School Track Team, which he manages to this day.

"Bruce fit in well at our first meeting and we are proud to have him on our Team. As an accomplished athlete himself, he will bring a unique perspective to our strategy in this very competitive financial services industry,” stated Donovan Perkins.

James has expressed his happiness and high expectations at joining the team at PanCaribbean.
“I am excited to contribute to PanCaribbean, which is one of the most dynamic and innovative financial services groups in the Caribbean. My 16 years in the commercial banking and financial services industries, positions me to share my knowledge and experience with the group.”

About PanCaribbean
Pan Caribbean Financial Services Limited (PCFS) is a publicly traded financial services group which offers asset management and investment services, as well as commercial banking services through its subsidiary, PanCaribbeanBank Limited. PanCaribbean holds a seat on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and was ranked #1 Stockbroker in 2010. The Group has an excellent reputation for financial strength and performance, and has achieved and maintained a credit rating of jmA+ by CariCRIS, the Caribbean's regional credit rating agency over the past four years. In 2010, PanCaribbean recorded its 10th consecutive year of record profits. PanCaribbean is a member of the Sagicor Group and a subsidiary of Sagicor Life Jamaica.

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