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Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi
Trinidad and Tobago
Executive Chairman

A career banker with almost 3 decades of experience, Mr. Guiseppi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Belize Bank in August 2008. Under his leadership the bank has diversified its portfolio, increased its level of profitability, improved the quality of its assets and has seen a significant increase in its level of capitalization.

Prior to joining the Belize Bank, Mr. Guiseppi held several executive management positions in the regional banking industry, including Managing Director of RBTT Merchant Bank and Deputy CEO of RBTT Bank (Trinidad).

Over the years Mr. Guiseppi had the distinction of sitting the boards of several major private sector enterprises, including the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association, the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (Trinidad), RGM Limited and Development Finance Limited. Mr. Guiseppi is currently the Executive Chairman of the Belize Bank and sits on the board of its parent company, Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

Over the years, Mr. Guiseppi has consulted with several Caribbean multi-lateral organizations and also sat on several Cabinet Appointed Committees charged with the responsibility of reviewing the financial services sector in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Guiseppi holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Law from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and a Masters Degree in Economics from University of West Indies, St Augustine.

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Mr. Filippo Alario
United States of America
Executive Director

Mr. Filippo Alario is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer of the Belize Bank. Mr. Alario is responsible for strategic leadership of risk management, including policy setting, governance and reporting. His activities cover implementation of a coordinated group wide Enterprise Risk Management Framework and the independent oversight of risk management including AML/CFT Compliance.

A 25 year career banker in the Caribbean, Mr. Alario held several executive management positions at several international and regional financial institutions. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of Corporate and Investment Banking, Capital Market, Risk Management, and Compliance.

Mr. Alario is also a director of the Board of the Belize Bank Limited.

A native Italian, Mr. Alario is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian

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Mr. Michael Coye
Belize
Executive Director

Michael Coye was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Belize Bank in 2014, a role in which he oversees the planning and financial reporting, as well as financial management and regulatory reporting.

Mr. Coye joined the Belize Bank in 1993 and has served in various capacities including Financial Controller. Prior to joining the Belize Bank group, Mr. Coye was a Senior Auditor with the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in Belize.

A graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Coye has a degree in Accounting and holds a Masters of Accountancy from Arizona State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize.

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Dr. Euric Bobb
Trinidad and Tobago
Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman*

Dr. Bobb holds a BA(Hons) degree and a Ph. D in Economics from the University of Cambridge. In 1969, he was recruited by the World Bank, through its Young Professionals Program, where he worked as an Economist for several years before taking up an appointment as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago in March 1978. He was Governor of the bank from August 1984 to February 1988.

In 1988, Dr. Bobb joined the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC where he served in various capacities, including Chief of Staff to the President.

In 1994, Dr. Bobb was awarded the Chaconia Medal (gold), which is the second highest honour for service to Trinidad and Tobago.

Since November 2008, Dr. Bobb has been a Non-executive Director of The Belize Bank Limited where he also holds the position of  Deputy Chairman. He also chairs Audit Committees of CIHL, The Belize Bank Limited and Belize Bank International Limited.

Dr. Bobb is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited.

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Ms. Geraldine Davis Young
Belize
Independent Non-Executive Director*

Ms. Davis-Young joined the Board Directors of The Belize Bank Limited in 2008. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial and public revenue sectors.

A former Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit and Commissioner of Inland Revenue for Belize, Ms. Davis-Young also acted as the local consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank during several years including on the implementation of the General Sales Tax in Belize. From 2010 to 2016, Ms. Davis-Young worked in California with H&R Block as a certified Tax Preparer.

Mrs. Davis-Young holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University (JFK School of Government) and a Certificate in International Taxation from Harvard Law School. She also received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Belize and has received numerous trainings in Taxation and Revenue related matters.

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Dr. Ydahlia Metzgen
Belize
Independent Non-Executive Director*

Dr. Metzgen has over 25 years’ experience of working in senior financial and economic advisory roles. She worked for the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) for 20 years until May 2011, most recently as Assistant Director in their Finance Department where she managed a US$20 billion investment portfolio.

Prior to joining the IMF, Dr. Metzgen worked at Merrill Lynch as Vice President of International Credit; the Federal Reserve Bank of New York serving as Division Chief of Foreign Exchange and Gold; and at the Central Bank of Barbados as a senior economist.

Dr. Metzgen has published reports on Belize’s economy and financial sector, most recently a United Nations-financed study examining the impact of the loss of correspondent banking relationships on Belize and other Caribbean countries.  Dr. Metzgen has a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University; a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton University; as well as a M.A. in Economics (with Distinction) from McGill University.

Dr. Metzgen is also a non-executive director of CIHL and Belize Bank International Limited.

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