Message from the Board
The Board of Directors believes that high standards of corporate governance translate to high standards of corporate performance and are therefore a priority.
The Board’s principal duty is to create and grow shareholder value by monitoring and reviewing strategy and its development, the financial and operational performance of the Company and risk management. Furthermore, the Board expends significant time and focus on matters that may affect the future of the organization, environments, regions, jurisdictions and communities in which the Company operates or seeks to operate.
The Board supports the Company’s executive management teams to achieve the balance required between short-term requirements and mid to longer-term growth objectives.
Peter Gaze Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Peter Gaze has been a director of Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited since 2007 and was appointed Chairman on October 8, 2019. He is also a non-executive Director of Marlowe Holdings PLC, Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited, Carlisle Support Services Group Limited and Hawley Group Limited.
Mr. Gaze was previously Chief Financial Officer of Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited from 1997 to 2015 and of Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited from 2011 to 2015.
During its expansion in the UK and US in the period leading up to its acquisition by Tyco International in 1997, Mr. Gaze was a senior financial executive at ADT Group Limited.
Mr. Gaze trained with the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Euric Bobb Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director
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 CIHL and is Chairman of the Audit Committees of CIHL, The Belize Bank Limited and Belize Bank International Limited. Dr. Bobb is also the Deputy Chairman of The Belize Bank Limited and Belize Bank International Limited, the two major subsidiaries of CIHL.
Dr. Bobb is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited.
Lyndon Guiseppi Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Director of CIHL in July 2008 and currently chairs the boards of its two major subsidiaries: The Belize Bank Limited and Belize Bank International Limited.
Prior to joining CIHL, Mr. Guiseppi held executive management positions at several Caribbean financial institutions culminating in his assumption of the Managing Director position at RBTT Merchant Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, immediately prior to joining CIHL.
In addition to Mr. Guiseppi’s involvement in the Financial Services Sector spanning a period of 28 years, Mr. Guiseppi has held several significant board positions at various times representing the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association, British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, Development Finance Limited and RGM Limited - one of the largest property development companies in the Eastern Caribbean.
Mr. Guiseppi is the author of several industry publications including, Project Financing in the Caribbean and Financing A Mining Project In An Emerging Market - both of which were published by the prestigious Project Finance Yearbook in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
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 an M.Sc in Economics from the University of the West Indies.
Ydahlia Metzgen 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 The Belize Bank Limited and Belize Bank International Limited.
Philip Osborne Director and Company Secretary
Philip Osborne has been Company Secretary of CIHL since 1993 and a director of CIHL since 2007. Mr. Osborne is a solicitor and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Before joining CIHL, Mr. Osborne worked as a legal adviser to the London Stock Exchange and The Securities Association in the United Kingdom and for the international law firms of Clifford Chance and S. J. Berwin & Co. He is also a member of the Belize Bar Association. Mr. Osborne is also a director of Carlisle Support Services Group Limited.
Geraldine Davis-Young Non-Executive Director
Ms. Davis-Young joined the Board Directors of CIHL in 2018. 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.