MANAGING Director of 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited, Johnathan Johannes, is one of the new members of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB).
The head of the island’s first indigenous bank was elected at the CAB’s recently-held 45th Annual General Meeting and conference in The Bahamas.
The 1st National MD is an Alumni of the University 0f Lincoln (UK) and a seasoned banker with 18 years’ experience throughout the OECS, Barbados and Belize.
According to Executive Manager, Marketing and PR Robert Fevrier, “This is an exciting time for the bank in many respects, as it celebrates its 80th Anniversary of service to the people of St. Lucia.
“The opportunity to serve, shape and influence the financial services sector regionally through education, training, and advocacy is one we welcome and take very seriously”.
According to Mr Johannes, “CAB Provides a huge networking platform for dialogue, sharing ideas, information and solutions within the region and globally.
“We do not operate in isolation and there are times that we do not necessarily have to re-invent the wheel, but continue to tap into our own expertise and resources among our members to build capacity.
“In so doing, we will develop our people and teams to implement strategies effectively and increase efficiencies as we strive to perfect our service delivery to our communities within our various territories.
“1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited is pleased to be a member of this premier regional financial organization and look forward to participating and contributing meaningfully through Director Johannes in advancing the mandate of the CAB.”
The CAB represents 53 banks and financial institutions in the Caribbean region with an asset base in excess of US$41 billion as at December 31st, 2017.