CAB welcomes Dominica appointments


The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. has extended congratulations to two veteran bankers who have been appointed to leadership positions with a CAB member organisation.

The National Bank of Dominica (NBD) recently announced Annette Severin-Lestrade as its new Managing Director, and Linda Toussaint-Peter as Deputy Managing Director. This is a first for the bank, with two women in the most senior executive positions.

Lestrade brings to her new position more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, with extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining NBD, Lestrade spent most of her banking career at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Bank, and Banque Franҫaise Commerciale.

A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), and Chartered Director, she holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Liverpool and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.

Lestrade replaces Ellingworth Edwards, who served as Managing Director of NBD for six years until January 2021.

Peter has a 20-year track record of accomplishment at NBD. She has held several management positions, including Chief Financial Officer, and acted as Managing Director from January to August, 2021.

A Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and an Accredited Director, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies.

CEO of CAB, Wendy Delmar, has welcomed the announcement from NBD.

“I am pleased to be able to share my heartfelt felicitations with Annette and Linda. They are the latest Caribbean women to take up leadership positions in the financial services sector, an encouraging trend for us in the region. Typically, women are underrepresented in the boardroom, and it’s noteworthy to see that our members are embracing change by handing senior roles to capable and experienced ladies. We look forward to supporting Annette and Linda as they chart the way forward for NBD.”

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