Nigel M. Baptiste
BSc (Econ.) (Hons.), MSc (Econ.), ACIB
Nigel M. Baptiste was appointed Managing Director of Republic Bank Limited on February 11, 2016. He was first appointed to the Republic Group Board in 2005, as Executive Director. He is a First Class Honours Graduate of The University of the West Indies, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking in England and a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in the United States of America.
Mr. Baptiste serves on the Boards of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, Republic Bank Limited, Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, Republic Bank (Cayman) Limited and other entities within the Republic Group.
Derwin M. Howell
BSc (Elec. Eng.) (Hons.), MSc (Tele. Systems),Executive MBA, MIET, MIEEE, C. Eng.
Derwin M. Howell
BSc (Elec. Eng.) (Hons.), MSc (Tele. Systems), Executive MBA, MIET, MIEEE, C. Eng
Derwin M. Howell was appointed an Executive Director of Republic Bank Limited in 2012. He sits on the Boards of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited and Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited within the Republic Bank Group. Mr. Howell is a First Class Honours graduate in Electrical Engineering and was also awarded an Executive Masters in Business Administration, from the University of the West Indies. He also holds a MSc in Telecommunications Systems from the University of Essex and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP). He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE), a Member of the Engineering Council of the United Kingdom (Chartered Engineer) and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Mr. Howell is the Chairman of Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago.
Roopnarine Oumade Singh
BSc (Econ.), MSc (Econ.), MBA
Roopnarine Oumade Singh was appointed Executive Director, Republic Bank Limited, on February 11, 2016. He has been a banker for over 20 years. Within the Republic Bank Group, he sits on the Board of London Street Project Company Limited and Republic Investments Limited. He is a former director of Republic Finance and Merchant Bank Limited, Republic Securities Limited and Republic Bank (Cayman) Limited. He served as the Trinidad and Tobago User Group Chairperson for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) for 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies and holds a Master of Business Administration, specialising in Finance and Operations Research from the Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Jacqueline H.C. Quamina
LLB, MA, MBA
Jacqueline Quamina was appointed Executive Director, on February 11, 2016. She also holds the title of Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Republic Bank Limited and Republic Financial Holdings Limited. An attorney at law with over 26 years of experience, she received her Bachelor of Laws from The University of the West Indies (UWI) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales where she is a member of Grays Inn.
Ms Quamina holds a Master of Arts from the University of London, an Executive MBA from the University of the West Indies, is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme. More recently she participated in the Corporate Governance, Executive Education Program, Stanford University, San Francisco and has completed the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada Director Education and Accreditation Programme and the Certificate in Corporate Governance at the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute.
A manager at Republic Bank Limited for 20 years, Ms. Quamina has wide experience in banking and finance and corporate law in the Caribbean as well as in communications, governance and compliance. Ms. Quamina serves on many boards within the Republic Bank Group and is a Director of Unilever Caribbean Limited and the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute.
ACIB, ACIS, SOBMM, AMLCA
Farid Antar, General Manager – Corporate Operations and Process Improvement has been a banker for more than 34 years. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc., a Director of G4S Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. and a Director of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of the UK (IFS School of Finance) and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. He attained a Diploma from the School of Bank Marketing and Management from the American Bankers Association and the FIBA’s AMLCA certification in Anti-Money Laundering.
Anna-María García-Brooks, General Manager, Group Human Resources, has been a member of the Republic Bank team for 20 years. Prior to her current role, Mrs. García-Brooks held the position of General Manager, Group Marketing and Communications. In that role, her focus was aimed at building the Group’s brand and image, leading its groundbreaking social investment programme – the Power to Make A Difference – and building its market share through the development of customer focused and innovative products and services. She is a graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) (Mass Communications) and winner of the Pro Vice Chancellor’s Prize for General Proficiency, First Place. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the UWI Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business; a post graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of the West Indies (UWI), and has completed executive management programmes at the University of Michigan Business School, the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014 Mrs. Garcia-Brooks was named as one the University of West Indies’ Distinguished Alumni.
Charles A. Mouttet
Charles A. Mouttet, General Manager, Treasury, has been a banker for the past 35 years. He sits on several boards within the Republic Bank Group and is the Chairman of the Immortelle Children’s Centre for Special Education, a non-profit organisation. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of the UK (IFS School of Finance), and has attended several courses on investment and risk management including the New York Institute of Finance and the United States Money and Capital Markets Programme.
Group Marketing and Communications
MABE, Adv. Dip. (Business Mgmt.)
MABE, Adv. Dip. (Business Mgmt.)
Michelle Palmer-Keizer, General Manager, Group Marketing and Communications, is a marketing professional with over 24 years’ experience in the credit card business. She specialises in Research Development and Financial Product Management and possesses a wealth of knowledge in credit card business, including product development, operational management and strategic management. Mrs. Palmer-Keizer is a past President of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association (THRTA) and a current member of the Association of Business Executives, from which she received the World Prize for Quantitative Methods.
BSc (Mgmt. Studies), MSc (Acct.), CA
Vijai Ragoonanan, General Manager, Risk Management has worked in Republic Bank’s Risk Management Department for the past eleven years. A career banker, he has gained diverse experience in positions, including Branch Manager, Area Credit Manager and Corporate Manager, before his assignment to Risk Management. In 2007, he was seconded by Republic Bank to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, D.C. for one year as a Senior Investment Officer attached to the Global Manufacturing and Services Department. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and a past Chairman of the Credit Risk Committee of the Banker’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
Information Technology Management
Dip.(Business Management), BSc(Computer Science)
Dip.(Business Management), BSc(Computer Science)
Aldrin Ramgoolam, General Manager, Information Technology Management, has been a banker for over 24 years, 19 of which have been in the field of Information Technology. He is a graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the UWI Institute of Business.
BA (Econ), CFA
David Robinson, General Manager, Wealth Management, has been a banker for the past 20 years. Prior to his current role, he has held several key Senior Managerial roles, including Senior Manager, Treasury and Senior Manager, Creditor Protection Support Unit.
Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo, Canada and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
FCCA, ACMA, CGMA, CA, CFA, FRM
Parasram Salickram, Chief Financial Officer, Republic Financial Holdings Limited and General Manager, Planning and Financial Control, Republic Bank Limited, has been with the Republic Bank Group for the past 12 years. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance and strategic planning. Prior to his current position, Mr. Salickram worked as an External Auditor in Guyana for seven years. In the past, he also performed the role of Chief Financial Officer in the Group’s subsidiaries in the Dominican Republic and Barbados. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Global Management Accountants. Mr. Salickram is a CFA charterholder and also holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Anthony C. Subero
MBA, IMIS, Dip. (Business Mgmt.), PMP
Anthony C. Subero, General Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, has been a banker for more than 32 years and sits on several committees within the Republic Bank Group. He is a graduate of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, United Kingdom. He also holds professional accreditation in the areas of Management Information Systems, Business Management and Project Management, and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Project Management Institute (PMI).
Anthony J. Wong
Dip. (Mgmt.), MBA
Anthony J. Wong, General Manager, Electronic Channels and Payments, has been a banker for over 36 years. He currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) and is a director on the Board of InfoLink Services Limited (ISL). He is a graduate of Henley Management College (London) and the American Bankers Association (ABA) School of Bankcard Management at the University of Oklahoma.
Karen Yip Chuck
ACIB, BSc (Econ.)(Hons.), MBA, CIA
Karen Yip Chuck, General Manager, Corporate and Investment Banking, has been a banker for over 20 years and has been part of the Executive Team for nine years. She previously held positions as General Manager Wealth Management and General Manager Internal Audit . She sits on the board of Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited. She is a graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI), The Herriot Watt University of Edinburgh, a Certified Internal Auditor and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking (ACIB).
Dip (Business Mgmt.), MBA
Hilton Hyland, General Manager, Commercial and Retail Banking, has been a member of the Bank’s management team for 20 years. Prior to his current role, he held several key managerial roles including Senior Manager, Human Resources. He has diverse knowledge and experience of branch banking and operations, having successfully managed small, medium and large branches of varying portfolios and complexities.
Mr. Hyland holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
Bsc (Acct.), FCCA
Riah Dass-Mungal joined Republic Bank in 2004 and currently serves as General Manager, Internal Audit, Republic Bank Limited, and Chief Internal Auditor, Republic Financial Holdings Limited.
During her career at Republic Bank, Mrs. Dass-Mungal has held a number of senior leadership positions, particularly within the Bank’s Planning and Financial Control Unit. In 2004, she joined the Bank as Finance Manager, and then became Manager, Management Reporting and Planning in 2008. She was appointed the Unit’s Senior Manager in 2011. In 2014, she moved on to the Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division as Regional Manager, and would later serve as Project Manager on Republic’s Suriname acquisition in 2015.
As a Chartered Accountant, with over a decade of financial management experience in the private sector, Mrs. Dass-Mungal is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BSc. (Hons.) in Accounting, and a minor in Management. Mrs. Dass-Mungal, a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2000, completed the Foster School of Business – Pacific Rim Banker Executive Management Program in 2015.
Mrs. Dass-Mungal brings a wealth of expertise to bear, having had extensive experience in the fields of financial reporting and auditing, management reporting, corporate and strategic planning, and regulatory reporting.