Senior Management Team
As a global and publicly traded bank, Scotiabank recognises the need to adhere to international corporate governance in addition to respecting and following best local practices in Guyana. Sound corporate governance policies and practices are important to add shareholder value and maintain the confidence of customers and investors alike.
Nafeeza Gaffoor, Country Manager, Scotiabank Guyana
Nafeeza Gaffoor was appointed as Country Head, effective August 22, 2022.
Nafeeza has 22 years of experience with Scotiabank in both our Toronto and Guyana operations, with expertise in Customer Service, Small Business, Sales Leadership, and Branch Management. In 2021, Nafeeza undertook an acting assignment as Country Manager, and the Bank is pleased to confirm her in this role.
As Country Manager, Nafeeza will continue to play a key role in providing strategic direction, leadership and oversight for operations in Guyana. She will work closely with the leadership team to ensure business strategies, plans and initiatives are in compliance with local regulations.
Seugobin (Ravi) Sugrim, Senior Manager Team Lead, Corporate and Commercial Banking Centre, Scotiabank Guyana
Seugobin (Ravi) Sugrim joined Scotiabank in 2016 as a Relationship Manager in the Corporate & Commercial Banking Centre. Since joining the bank he has been instrumental in increasing the unit’s productivity while meeting strict compliance deadlines. His depth of knowledge and experience in banking, both at Scotiabank and at other financial institutions, propelled him to the position of Senior Manager Team Lead in May 2018.
Ravi has the overall responsibility for the growth and profitability of the commercial portfolio in Guyana. His focus on delivering results for our clients significantly contributes to the continued success of the commercial portfolio.
Ravi is bronze level ICCB certified and has a Diploma in Banking and Finance from the University of Guyana.
Adele Farier, Senior Manager, Credit Risk Management, Scotiabank Guyana
Joining the Bank in April 1995, Adele’s career path over the period includes multiple lending and management roles in commercial banking, leading the Bank’s sales and marketing department and now credit risk management.
In September 2009, Adele was appointed as the Senior Manager, Credit Risk Management with responsibility for ensuring the Bank’s portfolio is maintained at an acceptable level of risk, branch support and ensuring well founded and profitable loan growth for the Bank as well as oversight for delinquency and problem loan management.
Adele holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Guyana and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social & Civic Entrepreneurship via Bakke Graduate University, USA.
Quacy Williams, Senior Manager, Service & Support & Projects, Scotiabank Guyana.
Quacy joined the bank in 1996 as the Officer-in-Charge of the bank’s micro finance unit, Scotia Enterprise Centre, and has held progressively senior positions across the bank in Guyana, including roles in Commercial Banking, Retail and Small Business Banking and Operations and Service. Quacy served as an Account Officer in the Commercial Banking Unit from 2002 to 2005, as Assistant Manager Small Business in the Commercial Banking Unit from 2005 to 2008, as Branch Manager for Bartica branch from 2008 to 2012 and as Branch Manager for Parika branch from 2012 to 2014. He was appointed to the position of Senior Manager Service & Support & Projects in 2014.
As the Senior Manager Service & Support & Projects, Quacy is responsible for providing expert operational and service support to the network of branches to ensure quality customer service is delivered and a smooth and efficient operational routine is in place, together with providing project management support for local initiatives.
Quacy has a record of giving back to his community. He was elected to the University of Guyana Students’ Society and served as Junior Vice President from 1993 to 1994 and Senior Vice President from 1994 to 1995. He was the Students’ Representative on the University of Guyana’s Academic Board from 1993 to 1995 and the University of Guyana’s Council from 1994 to 1995. Quacy was the President of the St. Joseph’s High School Old Student Association in 2000 and is currently the Chairperson of his Neighbourhood Development Committee.
Quacy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from University of Guyana in 1995 and a Masters in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK in 2017.
Colette Adams, Senior Manager Operations & Administration
Colette began her career at Scotiabank in July, 2013 when she joined the Finance Department. She has since held progressively more senior roles leading to her current appointment in March 2019.
Colette has responsibility for all Corporate Services including, Head Office operations, business continuity and third party vendor relations. Prior to joining Scotiabank Colette worked with the Bank of Guyana for over eighteen years (18) with her last position being that of a Bank Examiner in the Bank Supervision Department.
She holds a BSc in Accountancy from the University of Guyana and is currently pursuing studies with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
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