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Private Sector and Energy

Our Private Sector Team works closely with large corporate entities, both privately held and publicly traded, in a wide range of local and regional industries, inclusive of financial institutions, energy companies, and healthcare stakeholders. They also provide funding for regional Government and State entities.

Meet our Team:

Dereck Ramlal - Head, Private Sector 

Dereck has been involved in the financial services industry for over 21 years and managed projects in various industries, locally and regionally. He attained an MBA in Finance at the University of Lincoln and BSc Economics at the University of the West Indies.


Jeremy Haynes - Senior Account Manager 
Jeremy possesses 10 years of progressive banking experience spanning both Corporate Banking and Corporate & Commercial Credit Risk. He rejoined the Corporate and Investment Banking Unit in June 2018 and is responsible for management of the Private Sector portfolio.
He holds a BA in International Economics from Ryerson University with a minor in Corporate Finance and university level accreditation in Spanish.


Shane Samodee - Senior Account Manager  

Shane is a career Banker having worked in the financial sector for the past 19 years. With over 8 years at the managerial level, he has held the positions of Credit Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking and Relationship Manager, Corporate Lending at various financial institutions. Shane brings a wealth of experience in the areas of relationship management, credit risk management, portfolio management and deal closing to the team.



Nadine Paul - Senior Account Manager 

Nadine has been with the First Citizens family for the past 20 years, with 10 years’ corporate banking experience. She currently focuses on business development in local and regional markets and also manages a select portfolio of corporate clients. Nadine possesses a BSc. in Management from the University of London.



Javan Blackman – Senior Account Manager
Javan rejoined the CIBU team in December 2019, his last position being a Senior Manager at another regional financial institution. His experience includes Commercial and Corporate Investment Banking and Risk Mitigation with various roles in Risk Adjudication, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking since 2012.
Educated at the University of the West Indies and Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Javan has a Bsc. Economic (Minors in International Relations and Finance) and Msc. International Finance.



Maya Allen - Account Manager 

Maya has been a member of the Corporate & Investment Banking team since 2014, and has served as the relationship manager for a significant portfolio of private sector client relationships spanning several industries across the region, inclusive of tourism, real estate and entertainment. She currently spearheads the execution and closing of all deals associated with private sector relationships.
She holds a BSc in Actuarial Science and an MSc in International Finance.




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