Sean Albert managing director Scotiabank Caribbean East

POSTED: 10/16/11 11:34 PM

BRIDGETOWN – Scotiabank Barbados announced the appointment of Sean Albert to the position of Managing Director for the Caribbean East group of countries.

“I want to join our colleagues in the Caribbean in welcoming Sean to Barbados from Scotiabank Trinidad,” said Claude Norfolk, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President of International Banking for the Caribbean Region. “His experience with the bank and in the industry will be a great addition to the Caribbean East team and will serve our operations well as we continue to grow in the region.”

In this role, he will chart the growth of Barbados, St. Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean states of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“Within Scotiabank Caribbean East, we will continue to build on a strategic platform that is underpinned by leadership, prudent risk management and innovation,” Mr. Albert said. “The global economic recession continues to throw challenging times at us and we have to manage the lag effect of the extended economic recession carefully. Despite this, we have to look to the future with confidence. Scotiabank’s medium term outlook remains positive.”

He stressed that success in this environment requires hard work and commitment but credits “an amazing team of Scotiabankers who have already demonstrated an ability to make success possible. The Caribbean offers great opportunities for Scotiabank to continue growing and reaching out, to add value to the banking experience for new and existing customers with our new products; one such example being Mobile Banking. I am pleased to be at the forefront of that charge and am looking forward to working with new teams and building on the success we have had regionally.”

Since joining Scotiabank in 2005, Sean assumed a number of senior roles in International Banking including Director, International Mergers and Acquisitions and Vice-President – Treasury and Capital Markets before taking on his previous role in Trinidad and Tobago as Senior General Manager of the Corporate and Commercial Banking Centre and Managing Director of Scotia Trust and Merchant Bank (T&T) Limited.

Sean holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Economics, both from the University of the West Indies and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank has been part of the Caribbean and Central America since 1889. It is now the leading bank in the region, with operations in 27 countries, including affiliates. The Bank has more than 15 000 employees in the region, including affiliates, serving more than two million customers, with 450 branches, kiosks and other offices, more than 1 000 ATMs.

Scotiabank is one of North America’s premier financial institutions and Canada’s most international bank. With more than 70 000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With assets above $567 billion (as at July 31, 2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

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