Noel heads back home

After serving for three years as Managing Director of Barbados and Caribbean East, David Noel is leaving Barbados to take up another key position with Scotiabank — this time in his native Jamaica.

Noel is due to assume the role of deputy chief executive officer for Scotia Group, Jamaica.

Scotiabank’s Anya Schnoor (right) presents David Noel with a parting gift.

Late last year, the bank announced his move with Jacqueline Sharp, president and CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited stating at the time that Noel would support the financial house’s push to become a digital banking
leader in Jamaica. She had also said he would play a key role in the leadership of business units and subsidiaries and would have direct responsibility for retail and commercial banking, life insurance, investment management and brokerage, micro-finance and mortgages.

The banker joined Scotiabank in 2001 as legal counsel in Jamaica where he led the legal, compliance and corporate secretary departments before moving to Toronto, Canada, in 2008 on a leadership development rotation.

In 2010, he moved to Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada, to take on the role of district vice-president for East New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, before returning to Toronto in 2012 to join the global risk management team.

He was appointed managing director, Caribbean East in November 2013, and is credited with leading the team to generate strong results.

During his farewell cocktail party held at Primo Restaurant, St Lawrence Gap last week Noel encouraged his colleagues here to continue to support each other and to maintain their collaborative efforts to help Scotiabank customers become financially better off, while emphasizing that “together we have built a better bank”.

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