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NEW CHIEF OPERATIING OFFICER NAMED FOR INTL FINANCE CENTRE

Contact:    Joseph Daley | Information Officer II
Telephone: 494-3701 ext. 2076
Email: JDaley@gov.vg

NEW CHIEF OPERATIING OFFICER NAMED FOR INTL FINANCE CENTRE   

Friday, July 20 – The BVI International Finance Centre (IFC) has announced the appointment of Ms. Sherri Ortiz as Chief Operating Officer effective July 16, 2007.

Ms. Ortiz will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of Government’s marketing and promotions strategy for the financial services industry.

Among other duties she will coordinate and implement all advertisement and public relations efforts related to financial services; organise and represent the IFC at road shows, symposia, workshops and other public events; and promote the policies, products, services, and advantages of the BVI as a premier financial services centre.

Prior to joining the BVI International Finance Centre, Ms. Ortiz worked as the Compliance Officer at Citco BVI Limited. She also worked a financial consultant to MWM-Abacus Trust and Management Services Limited.

Ms. Ortiz also held the post of Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance where she represented the Territory at several regional and international conferences. In addition, she served as Chairperson of the Development Bank of the Virgin Islands.  

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Earlier in her career, Ms. Ortiz worked within the financial management and banking sectors in the U.S. Virgin Islands and has been recognized for her experience as a public relations and marketing representative.

At the end of her contract as Deputy Financial Secretary with the BVI Government in 2002 Ms. Ortiz commenced legal studies with Holborn Law School in the U.K., and is presently finalising her studies through the institution’s distance learning programme.

Her professional qualifications include a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of the Virgin Islands, and a Compliance Diploma from the International Compliance Association.

Ms. Ortiz succeeds Mr. Humphry Leue who leaves the post of Chief Operating Officer of the BVI International Finance Centre on July 31. Mr. Leue served as Chief Operating Officer from April 1, 2004.

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