Noel takes the helm at Scotia Group

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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David Noel takes the helm as president and CEO of Scotiabank Group Jamaica today. His appointment follows the resignation of Jacqueline Sharp who held the position for four years.

Noel is an attorney-at-law and CFA charterholder with numerous years of experience in banking across a spectrum of functionalities including commercial and retail banking, credit risk management, Loan/Credit agreements, compliance - financial services, corporate secretary, anti-money laundering compliance, corporate and banking law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring.

Noel joined Scotiabank in Jamaica in 2001 as legal counsel and led the Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretary departments before moving to Canada in 2008 on a leadership development rotation in Toronto. In 2010, he took on the role of District Vice-President for East New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. He returned to Toronto in 2012 where he worked in global risk management.

In 2013 he was appointed managing director, Caribbean East, leading the bank's operations in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

In November 2016 Noel was appointed deputy chief executive officer of the Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd with responsibility for the subsidiary units, including retail and commercial banking, life insurance, investment management and brokerage, microfinance and mortgages. Speculation that he might be a replacement for Sharp was denied by the bank at the time.

Noel obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with honours from the University of the West Indies in 1995, the Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School in 1997, and became a CFA charterholder in 2006.




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