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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.

Javan Blackman – Senior Account Manager 

Javan held the position of Senior Manager at another regional financial institution before rejoining the team in December 2019. His experience includes Commercial and Corporate Investment Banking and Risk Mitigation with various roles in Risk Adjudication, Corporate Banking and Investment Banking since 2012.

He holds a Bsc. Economic (Minors in International Relations and Finance) and Msc. International Finance from the University of the West Indies and Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.


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 team 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.

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 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.


Shane Samodee - Senior Account Manager  

Shane has worked in the financial services sector for over 18 years. He has held the positions of Credit Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking and Relationship Manager, Corporate Lending. Shane brings a wealth of experience in relationship management, risk management and deal closing to the team. He holds a Diploma in Banking, Certificate in Business Administration, Certificate in Financial Analysis and has attended several Corporate Banking training programs.


Maya Allen - Account Manager 

Maya has been with the team since 2014, she 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. Maya 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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