Board of Directors

Although the Bank is owned by the Government of the Virgin Islands, its decisions are made autonomously by the Bank’s Board of Directors. The Bank maintains a high level of transparency and accountability in its corporate reporting.

The Bank maintains the Board’s composition and structure by having well-informed people with diverse backgrounds, relevant experience, and independence from management. Currently consisting of seven (7) members including two (2) Executive Directors, specifically the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, the Board of Directors is headed by a Non-Executive Chairman. As per the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the Board of Directors consists of a Chairman and a minimum of five (5) other Directors but no more than nine (9) other Directors, some of whom shall be Executive Directors. Each Director is a member of one or more of the following committees: Audit and Compliance Committee, Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALCO), and Credit Committee.

CONTACT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

If you would like to communicate with the Board of Directors, please send a letter to the Corporate Secretary at the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (Limited), P.O. Box 275, Road Town, Tortola, VG1110, British Virgin Islands. The letter should indicate to whom the communication is intended. The Corporate Secretary may sort or summarize the communications as appropriate. Communications that are commercial solicitations, customer complaints, incoherent or obscene will not be communicated to the Board or any director or committee of the Board.


cfaulkner_smallChairman – Board of Directors

Overview:

Mr. Clarence M. Faulkner, Jr. was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited in July 2012 and is ultimately responsible for the establishment of the Bank’s strategic direction and charting the course of transition from a quasi-development bank to a fully-fledged commercial bank.

He is the Founder and Managing Director of PMI Group of Companies (“PMI”), which provides Consultancy, Management and Administrative services to private and public institutions relating to investments and pensions. He has worked in the pension and investment arena for over 18 years. Prior to establishing PMI, he served as the Investment Manager of the BVI Social Security Board. Over the years, he has served on the boards of several public and private sector entities.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Masters of Business Administration (Hons) (Finance), 2005
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), 1996
amaduro_smallDirector

Overview:

Mr. Audley Maduro, OBE was appointed Director of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited in April 2012. He was the first BVIslander to be appointed manager of one of the BVI’s major commercial banks, a position he held for 25 years. He also spent 10 years as Human Resources Director at Harneys.

He is an honorably discharged Sergeant from the US Air Force. Mr. Maduro was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 1993 Birthday Honors; Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1993; and Bishop’s Award (Diocese of the Virgin Islands) in 1995 for providing invaluable assistance to the community. He continues to be very much involved in charitable activities and currently serves on both St. George’s and Cedar School Boards.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting), 1970
bsamuels_smallDirector

Overview:
Benedicta P. T. Samuels was appointed Director of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited in September 2012. Ms. Samuels is a Barrister and Solicitor.  She has read courses in hedge fund administration and anti-money laundering and has completed a tutor-training programme with the Financial Services Institute, H Lavity Stoutt Community College, Virgin Islands.

Ms. Samuels has been admitted to practice law in the Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and St. Kitts/Nevis.  She has been appointed as a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths in the Virgin Islands.  She is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and of the BVI Bar Association.  She is a former adjunct Lecturer of the H Lavity Stoutt Community College and of the University of the West Indies School (Open Campus).  She continues to sit on a number of Statutory Boards, focus groups and Government-established Committees.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Mediation, 2006 and 2014
  • Certificate in Securitizations and Credit Derivative, 2005
  • Certificate in E-Commerce Law and Regulation, 2005
  • Master of Laws (Legislative Drafting), 1998
  • Legal Education Certificate, 1996
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), 1994
Director

Overview:

Dr. Drexel M. Glasgow was appointed Director of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited in 2015.  Dr. Glasgow is a licenced Professional Engineer who currently serves as the Director of Projects in the Ministry of Finance, Government of the Virgin Islands.  His duties include serving as lead advisor on capital infrastructure planning, development, and the procurement of works, goods and services.  He is also an adjunct professor at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

Dr. Glasgow is a musician and family man. He enjoys serving as the Director of Music at the New Life Baptist Church, as well as recording, composing, and producing music, and training young singers and musicians.

Professional Qualifications:

Licenced Professional Engineer (Registered in MN), 2004

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 2001

 

Director

Overview:

Nona F. Vanterpool – Coming Soon

jfrancis_smallChief Executive Officer

Ex-Officio Director

Overview:

Ms. Joy N. Francis was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited in April 2013. Ms. Francis is responsible for the leadership and execution of organizational strategy, with the ultimate goal of making NBVI the leading commercial banking institution in the Virgin Islands.

She has ten (10) years of experience in the banking industry and held the post of Vice President and Manager of the Commercial Loans Division for a leading financial institution prior to her tenure at the Bank. In earlier years, Ms. Francis served as a Finance Lecturer and Researcher (Financial Services Institute) at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, specializing in Principles of Finance and Investments and Securities Markets.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Foundation Certificate in International Trust Management (STEP), 2005
  • Masters of Business Administration (Finance), 2001
  • Bachelor of Science (Finance), 1999
sgeorge_smallChief Financial Officer

Ex-Officio Director

Overview:

Ms. Stephanie George joined the National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited as the Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. She is responsible for the strategic oversight of the Bank’s financial activities, review and monitoring of financial reports, with the overall goal of safeguarding the institution’s assets.

Ms. George has over eight (8) years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the Bank, she was employed as an Audit and Enterprise Risk Services (AERS) Manager at Deloitte BVI, a “Big Four” Accounting firm. As an AERS Manager, she was responsible for the effective management of audit engagements and was instrumental in the introduction of a new compliance division, which offered compliance and risk-related services to local companies.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Advanced Certificate in Compliance and Financial Crime (ICA), 2012
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2008
  • Masters Degree in Business Management (Accounting), 2003