Friday 17 November, 2017

Noel in as CEO Sharp leaves ScotiaBank to join family business

Outgoing CEO of  Scotia Bank Jamaica Limited Jacqueline Sharp and David Noel will be her successor. (Internet images)

Outgoing CEO of Scotia Bank Jamaica Limited Jacqueline Sharp and David Noel will be her successor. (Internet images)

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Bank Jamaica Limited, Jacqueline 'Jackie' Sharp, has resigned.

Her resignation from Scotia Group Jamaica Limited and The Bank of Nova Scotia Limited becomes effective October 31.

In a press statement issued yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited (SGJ) has advised that Sharp will be leaving to join her family business after a 20-year career at the organization.

“Jackie has made significant contributions to Scotiabank and the community over the years, achieving strong financial results while becoming one of the most respected leaders in the financial sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean,” said Senior Vice-President, International Banking Brendan King

“We are very grateful for her dedication, consummate leadership and passion over many years at the bank, and wish her well in her new endeavours as she joins her family business in Jamaica.”

Sharp is supposedly set to join her husband, Jason Sharp, in operating the local coffee chain Café Blue. Her post will be taken up by David Noel, who was last year appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd (SGJL)

SGJ advised that Noel, will replace Mrs. Sharp as her successor, effective November 1, 2017.  SGJ further advises that Mr. Noel will be appointed, subject to Bank of Jamaica’s approval, and also appointed as a Director to the Boards of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited and The Bank of Nova Scotia Limited.

Mr. David Noel is an Attorney-at-Law and CFA Charterholder with over 12 years experience in Banking. Previously he worked in the Global Risk Management department in Toronto with a focus on international corporate and commercial credit, and before that he was Scotiabank’s District Vice President for East New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island where he was responsible for Scotiabank’s retail and small business branch network in eastern New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

He started working for Scotiabank Jamaica in 2001 as legal counsel, and in 2003 was appointed Senior Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary for the Scotiabank Jamaica Group and was the principal Legal Advisor and Compliance Officer for Scotiabank Jamaica. From 2008 to 2010, he completed a leadership development rotation Scotiabank’s Head Office in Toronto in Commercial Banking, the Caribbean Regional Office and various Departments in the International banking Division.