New appointment at FirstCaribbean

Nigel
Holness has been appointed Managing Director and Senior Coverage Officer for
FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Operating Company in Jamaica. His
appointment takes effect from September 1, 2010, subject to regulatory
approval.

The
Bank’s Executive Chairman, Michael Mansoor, made the announcement today from
the company’s Regional Head Office in Barbados.

Mr.
Holness joined the bank in 1988 as a Customer Service Representative and has
worked in several capacities across the bank throughout his more than
twenty-year tenure. These include roles within the organisation’s retail
business, and later within Capital Markets, where he specialised in foreign exchange
and soft currency liquidity in both Jamaica and Barbados.  Nigel currently serves as the Jamaica Country
Treasurer, a member of the Jamaica Country Management Committee and was recently
appointed to the Jamaica Pension Management Committee. 

His
appointment follows the bank’s earlier announcement of the retirement of Clovis
Metcalfe, who retires from FirstCaribbean on December 31, 2010. Upon his
retirement, Mr. Metcalfe will continue to serve in a consultative capacity and
as a Non-Executive Director of the company.

Mr.
Mansoor noted, “Nigel has already served our bank with distinction. As we
continue to roll out our Bank’s strategic vision for the development of this
region, we look forward to his contribution and congratulate him on his new
appointment.”

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