Rt. Hon Sir Tony Baldry
Chairman of the board
Rt. Hon Sir Tony Baldry
The Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry is a UK citizen and the UK government’s former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office overseeing the West Indies, South Asia, Africa, and North America. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 and appointed to the HM Privy Council in 2014, and became a Lay Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford in 2015. During his accomplished career, Sir Tony led multiple official UK trade missions across the globe, including serving as an Honorary Member of the 48 Group for his work with China. Sir Tony was a member of Parliament (MP) for 32 years and a UK government Minister for 8 years. His ministerial posts included Minister of State Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department of Energy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department of the Environment, and a Minister in the UK Foreign Office. Sir Tony was also a Personal Aide to the legendary former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Following his retirement from the Parliament in 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron commended Sir Tony as “the finest example of an MP.” Sir Tony has a Master of Arts degree in International Development and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sussex. He was a visiting Parliamentary Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and continues to be a guest member of the University of Oxford. Sir Tony is currently the leader of a commercial set of Barristers’ Chambers “One Essex Court” in London. More: Sir Tony Baldry’s Welcome Letter to the Bank’s Customers and Global Partners.
Mr. Roosevelt Herbert is an accomplished global banking executive with decades of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Herbert was the former General Manager, Nevis branch of the St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Limited (SKNA National Bank Ltd), and was responsible for the overall operations of the bank, including budgeting, employee performance evaluations, compliance, loan portfolio management, and monitoring of the branch’s risk profile. For the past two decades, Mr. Herbert has served as the Managing Director of a duly licensed registered agent and trust company, forming businesses and trusts on behalf of a large global clientele, as well as establishing banking relations for clients. His responsibilities include informing clients of the latest legislation and best practices to ensure regulatory compliance. Mr. Herbert holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University, Canada, a Diploma in Banking from Sweden, and a Certificate in Mortgage Underwriting.
CEO | BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Prabhakar Kaza is a U.K. citizen and the former CEO of the State Bank of India, London (SBI London), a position approved by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The State Bank of India is India’s largest commercial bank since 1806, and a Fortune Global 500 company with more than US$500 billion in assets. Mr. Kaza’s banking experience spans more than forty years as a well-respected, senior commercial banking executive. Mr. Kaza was also HSBC Bank’s London-based senior Relationship Director for more than a decade. Mr. Kaza holds a master’s degree in Physics from Osmania University in India and a second master’s degree in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in India. He also has a diploma in Systems Management and a CAIIB professional certificate for bankers. He is the former President of the UK Telugu Association (2010-12) and has been the President of the Indian Forum on British Media since 2015. He was awarded Lord Aldington Banking Research Fellow in 1986.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Mr. Antonio Kenyatta is a U.S. citizen and an accomplished global executive with decades of accounting, audit, investments, Wall Street investment banking, and private equity experience, including nearly 20 years at senior level positions in financial reporting and audits of both private and public companies. While at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as an executive investment banker, Mr. Kenyatta deployed financial strategies that empowered clients to accomplish record-breaking deal transactions including advice on capital raises, bridging strategic relationships, mergers and divestitures. After a successful investment banking career, Mr. Kenyatta led senior accounting, audit, and operating roles at several New York-based private equity firms overseeing dozens of worldwide operations. While serving as Vice President of Accounting, Financial Controller with financial reporting responsibilities, meeting deadlines on quarterly and annual regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Kenyatta worked with top-tier corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Highbridge Capital Management, and GlobeOp Financial Services. Recently, he was a Senior Manager, Consultant with Ernest &Young in New York City. At E&Y, Mr. Kenyatta participated in the audits of several multi-billion-dollar public companies. He has a relentless focus on efficient workflow processes to maximize profitability, scalability, and quantum growth, successfully building dynamic teams that repeatedly exceed expectations and performance levels. Born in California, Mr. Kenyatta holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Executive Chairman, Whitford Asset Management
Mr. Jourdan Frain is a U.S. citizen with more than 15 years experience as a senior banking executive on Wall Street and a current New York Stock Exchange Member. Mr. Frain is the former Head of Electronic Equity Broker Dealer Desk at JP Morgan Securities and the current head of business development at Rosenblatt Securities in New York. Mr. Frain has in-depth knowledge of equity market structure, algorithmic trading, and transaction analytics. Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Frain was a paratrooper in the US Army’s 18th Airborne Corps, earned Bronze Star with Valor, and Purple Heart for his heroic actions in combat. Mr. Frain finished his military career with the storied First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry as an elected Cavalry Officer. Later, Mr. Frain served as a District Representative for a sitting U.S. Congressman in Pennsylvania. Mr. Frain holds undergraduate degrees from Valley Forge Military College, the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Columbia Business School of Columbia University in New York graduating with Dean’s Honors. Mr. Frain is the Executive Chairman of Whitford Asset Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser and an affiliate of Nevis International Bank & Trust. More: Read JP Morgan’s feature story about Jourdan Frain.
Manager, Marketing & Corporate Finance
Mr. Anthony Gajor is a dual citizen of the United States and St. Kitts & Nevis with nearly a decade of experience in marketing, banking, business development, and corporate finance. He started his career as a successful Benefits Consultant and Licensed Health Insurance Agent at Aflac, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. He was the former Business Development Manager of a leading St. Kitts & Nevis fintech firm where he oversaw client relationships, business development, and executive management. While in banking, Mr. Gajor provides direct leadership in marketing, corporate finance, and private banking, advising on strategic discussions with global partners while serving a large ultra-high-net-worth clientele. As an executive member of the Government Policy Group at Hamilton Reserve Bank, Mr. Gajor advises the Bank on government policies. Mr. Gajor is a board member of the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, which is the Trustee of the world-renowned Alexander Hamilton Museum. He is also a board member of Fintech Bank Ltd, a duly licensed commercial bank headquartered in Malaysia. Mr. Gajor’s board position was fully approved by the Malaysian banking regulators. Mr. Gajor graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a minor in Accounting.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance
Ms. Fayola Olugbala has extensive legal and regulatory experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Olugbala was the official government registrar in charge of advising and approving the registration of international entities in Nevis. She was also a senior member of the Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission, Regulation and Supervision Department (NFSRC), the highest level of government regulatory body overseeing the financial services industry in Nevis. While at NFSRC, Ms. Olugbala played an active leadership and supportive role in regulatory and enforcement activities. Prior to her services as the official government Registrar assisting with the development of governmental, supervisory and regulatory policies affecting regulated entities, she advised clients for seven years at SKNA National Bank Ltd. Ms. Olugbala holds a Bachelor of Laws degree [LL.B (Hons)] from the University of Huddersfield (UK) and graduated with distinction from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, where she earned a Legal Education Certificate of Merit. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a member of the Bar Association of St. Christopher and Nevis. Ms. Olugbala is also a Notary Public and a Chartered Director (C.Dir).
SENIOR REGULATORY COUNSEL
Mr. Sebastian Ambrose is a U.S. citizen and a skilled litigation and regulatory compliance attorney whose extensive legal expertise spans securities, employment, complex commercial law, international arbitration, and antitrust disputes. While at Columbia Law School, Mr. Ambrose externed for chief judge Robert Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York and Sonia Sotomayor (sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He started his distinguished legal career as a litigation attorney with the large global law firm Williams & Connolly LLP, based in Washington D.C. where he advised global banks and other international companies in matters arising from the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Ambrose was later recruited by the renowned litigation law firm Quinn Emanuel in New York to advise clients on various multi-billion-dollar disputes as well as complex regulatory, compliance, insurance, employment, and antitrust cases. Mr. Ambrose graduated from Columbia Law School of Columbia University in New York with a Juris Doctor degree where he was awarded a Harlan Fiske Stone and James Kent Scholar. Mr. Ambrose speaks 5 languages.
Howard Anthony Lewis
Chief Risk Officer
Howard Anthony Lewis
Mr. Howard Anthony Lewis has more than 30 years of experience in government services in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, internal compliance audits, and law enforcement. Mr. Lewis is the former Chief Security Officer of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Airports Authority in charge of all physical and digital security matters for the BVI airports. He was also the Team Leader of National Risk Assessment tasked with the responsibility for the High-Value Goods Sector. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lewis was a Compliance Examiner at the British Virgin Islands Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) responsible for assessing risks posed by designated non-financial service providers and non-profit organisations. FIA is an autonomous government law enforcement agency responsible for the investigation of white-collar and other serious financial crimes taking place within or from within the BVI. FIA combats money laundering, terrorist financing as well as ensuring international co-operation in the investigation and prosecution of such crimes. As a law enforcement officer, Mr. Lewis was responsible for monitoring, supervising and carrying out on-site inspections of service providers. Mr. Lewis is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
LEGAL COUNSEL, SENIOR COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Mrs. Diana Claxton-Whittaker is a seasoned trust and compliance attorney-at-law with broad expertise in the fields of corporate services, trust, and AML/CFT regulations. Throughout her career, Mrs. Claxton-Whittaker has successfully and efficiently performed the joint roles of Legal Advisor and Chief Compliance Officer at a leading global trust services company. She is also one of the foremost experts on the various Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs offered throughout the world, in particular the world-renowned St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program. As an expert on migration and trust planning, Mrs. Claxton-Whittaker has traveled to many countries as a featured guest speaker at international conferences. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies and subsequently acquired her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Ambassador Terence Craig
LEGAL COUNSEL, SENIOR COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Ambassador Terence Craig
Ambassador Craig is an attorney and an energy expert. He is the former Ambassador to the Country Offices of Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis for the Organization of American States (OAS), the world’s oldest regional organization, headquartered in Washington D.C. Ambassador Craig is the former Head of the Americas Division and Member of the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname responsible for planning and execution of foreign policies in the Western Hemisphere. While serving as the CARICOM Coordinator in the late 1990s, Ambassador Craig represented the Government of Suriname in the implementation of the CARICOM SINGLE MARKET and ECONOMY (CSM&E). As an attorney, Ambassador Craig holds an LLB and LLM from Anton de Kom University of Suriname. He also has a postgraduate degree in International, Oil Gas and Energy Law from the London Metropolitan University. He is an alumnus of the Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. Ambassador Craig speaks 5 languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.
Bank Portfolio Manager
Mr. Andrew Guo is a U.S. citizen and an experienced financial analyst with broad experience in portfolio management, digital banking, digital security integration, and international business marketing. He is a Portfolio Manager and works closely with a Bank asset management team overseeing global investments. Mr. Guo is well-regarded for his advanced quantitative skills and his keen understanding of critical portfolio performance matters through complex statistical and mathematical models for both private and public companies. Mr. Guo graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and is currently a CFA Level III Candidate at the CFA Institute. He is also a candidate for a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering from Columbia University in New York City. Born in Pennsylvania, Mr. Guo is bilingual in English and Chinese.
Dato’ Aaron Lim Ooi Hong
Dato’ Aaron Lim Ooi Hong
Dato’ Aaron Lim Ooi Hong is a Malaysian citizen and the Managing Director and Group CEO of Ho Wah Genting Berhad, a public company listed on Bursa Malaysia. He also serves as a non-executive director of Fintech Bank Ltd. Dato’ Aaron has decades of experience in business development, M&A, capital origination, business valuation, strategic planning, and investment banking, as well as more than 25 years of experience serving in directorship and senior leadership positions in both private and public companies in the Asia Pacific region, including recently as the former Executive Director and CEO of a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Throughout his professional career, Dato’ Aaron has consistently executed high-level transactions resulting in extraordinary returns for shareholders. In 2013, Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (Malaysia) conferred on him the title of Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (D.I.M.P.), or “Dato.” Dato’ Aaron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from RMIT University in Australia.
Chief Global Security Officer
Mr. Cuthbert England has nearly two decades of experience in information security and law enforcement. Prior to joining the Bank as the Chief Global Security Officer, Mr. England was the head of the Special Task Force at the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in charge of daily operations of the department in Nevis, leading criminal and civil investigations, conducting physical and digital surveillance, engaging in intelligence gathering and global background checks. As a senior law enforcement officer based in Nevis, Mr. England had extensive training in weapons and high-risk assessment in collaboration with Canadian and U.S. law enforcement agencies. As an integral part of the Bank’s overall AML, KYC and other legal and regulatory compliance efforts, Mr. England’s responsibilities include the development and execution of policies, strategies and programs in the Bank’s physical security and cybersecurity measures relating to customer assets, personnel, compliance, background checks, and data security.
Senior Security Administrator
Mr. Kevin Nisbett is a U.S. and St. Kitts & Nevis citizen, and a seasoned security professional with an accomplished career that spans nearly two decades in the fields of risk management, intelligence gathering and public security. His professional development began at the St. Christopher Air & Sea Port Authority where he was a Port Corporal and a member of the Port Police/Enforcement Unit. In the ensuing years in public service, Mr. Nisbett collaborated with international law enforcement agencies such as the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Department, United States Coast Guard, United States Customs and Border Protection Agency as well as other international agencies on weapons training, white color crime investigations, drone surveillance, cybersecurity, and law enforcement.
Manager, Cyber Security
Mr. Adrian Joseph has nearly a decade of experience in information technology, specialized in cybersecurity. Prior to joining Nevis International Bank & Trust, Mr. Joseph was a commissioned police officer and data security specialist with the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. He is also a former digital security specialist in Nevis serving both public and private sectors including the Nevis government (NIA) and various trust companies. Mr. Joseph oversaw the architectural design, sourcing, and implementation of software and hardware deployment of LAN, WAN, and WLAN networks, digital security, and electronic surveillance platforms ensuring system integrity and data security. While in the police force, Mr. Joseph was involved in various surveillance assignments with police investigations.
SPECIAL PROJECT OFFICER
Ms. Claire Robinson has extensive experience in the hospitality and banking industry in the areas of operations, customer care, and client communications. Ms. Robinson began her career as the office manager for her family’s expanding automotive business in Dominica. She then transitioned into the tourism industry at the award-winning Four Seasons Resort Nevis where she served ultra-high-net-worth guests. While at Four Seasons, Ms. Robinson was nominated employee of the month on several occasions due to her exceptional service standards and leadership. In the banking industry, Ms. Robinson is a member of the Bank’s training and compliance programs, supporting the Bank’s various new initiatives and rapidly growing staff count from around the world.
Supervisor, Correspondent Banking
Mr. Alex Chowtipersad is a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis with broad experience in the hospitality and banking industry, having served in various roles across multiple business scopes: client services, accounting, financial analysis, and SWIFT wire payments. Mr. Chowtipersad works closely with other financial institutions from around the world, supporting and expanding the Bank’s global correspondent banking footprint through his dedicated leadership.
Supervisor, Trust & Escrow Services
Ms. Renesha Hobson is a St. Kitts and Nevis citizen with more than a decade of experience in customer service, law, marketing, merchandising, and operations control. She began her career as a legal assistant at a leading St. Kitts law firm where she garnered extensive experience in criminal and civil law, supporting lawyers and assisting clients in a fast-paced environment. Her exceptional organizational capabilities and dedication to services gained accolades among clients and attorneys. She was recruited by a leading St. Kitts & Nevis-based merchandising company to head its Purchasing Department in Nevis, overseeing inventory levels for tens of thousands of product types. While in banking and leading Hamilton Reserve Bank’s Trust & Escrow department, Ms. Hobson serves lawyers, businesses, trustees, bankers, real estate developers and agents, efficiently delivering results daily for a demanding global clientele. Under her leadership, the Bank is the No. 1 Escrow Agent bank in the country with a 75%+ market share for the renowned St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI).
Relationship Manager, Private Banking
Ms. Oksana Williams is a dual citizen of the United States and St. Kitts & Nevis. She has more than a decade of executive experience in marketing, branding, and public relations, having served a broad range of corporate and government clientele as a marketing expert. She started her professional career as a marketing consultant and event planning executive in the Office of the Premier in Nevis. While in government service, Ms. Williams advised many tourism events where she led the collaboration of multi-government agency efforts on branding and service development for the benefit of the country.
RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, PRIVATE BANKING
Ms. Keisha Hobson is a citizen of St. Kitts & Nevis with nearly two decades of experience in the finance, insurance, and hospitality industries. She began her career as a client support officer at a leading international business incorporation firm advising a worldwide clientele on business formation and asset planning. In 2009, Ms. Hobson joined the banking team of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank as a private banker, where she provided private banking and corporate banking solutions across multiple departments. While in finance, Ms. Hobson excelled in several team-building projects resulting in direct impact on the bank branch’s performance. She was later recruited by The Four Seasons Resort Nevis where she became a well-rounded team leader in several departments including Front Office, Spa, Accounting and Conference Services. While at Four Seasons, she led a diversified team serving high-profile guests from around the world. As a team leader in Hamilton Reserve Bank’s Diversity and Community Enrichment Program, Ms. Hobson is involved in numerous community groups supporting the local community in Nevis. She holds a certificate in Supervisory Management from the University of the West Indies.