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Private Sector and Energy

Our Private Sector team works closely with large corporates, both privately held and publicly traded, in a wide range of industries locally and regionally. We have an established and dedicated energy desk.

Meet our Team:

Dereck Ramlal - Head, Private Sector 

Dereck Ramlal has been involved in the financial services industry for over twenty (20) 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. Dereck currently heads private sector and energy business.

Jeremy Haynes - Senior Account Manager 
Jeremy Haynes possesses nine (9) years of progressive banking experience spanning both Corporate Banking and Corporate & Commercial Credit Risk. Jeremy recently rejoined the First Citizens family and Corporate and Investment Banking Unit in June 2018 in the capacity of Senior Account Manager where he is responsible for management of the Private Sector portfolio.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts from Ryerson University in the field of International Economics with a minor in Corporate Finance and university level accreditation in Spanish.


Shane Samodee - Senior Account Manager  

Shane Samodee is a career Banker having worked in the financial services sector for the past eighteen years. With over seven years at the managerial level he has held the positions of Credit Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank and Relationship Manager, Corporate and Commercial Lending at Development Finance Limited. Shane brings to the Corporate Banking team a wealth of experience in the areas of relationship management, credit risk management, portfolio management and deal closing.

He holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Banking and Finance, a Certificate in Business Administration from the Association of Business Executives and a Certificate in Financial Analysis from the Canadian Securities Institute. He has also attended several Corporate Banking training programs both locally and regionally.

Nadine Paul - Senior Account Manager 

Nadine has been with the First Citizens Family for the past fifteen (15) years. For the first eleven (11) years, she served in the Retail Banking Sector, in which she specialised in Consumer Credit and Commercial Banking. Nadine joined the Corporate and Investment Banking Unit in 2010 in the capacity of Account Manager, where she is actively involved in the management of an assigned private sector portfolio as well as pursuing new business opportunities.

Nadine possesses a BSc. in Management from the University of London, and is currently pursuing her MSc. in Financial Management.

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 Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and a Master of Science in International Finance.


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