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Monique French heads to CIBC

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM

After five years as the senior vice-president - credit risk management, with responsibility for the structure, risk profile and quality of the retail, small business, commercial and corporate credit portfolios of the Scotiabank Group, Monique French has been recruited by CIBC FirstCaribbean to a regional senior risk management role.

Risk management is an important cornerstone of banking and helps to ensure that a financial institution meets the needs of all its key stakeholders, including its customers. CIBC operates in 17 Caribbean countries.

Monique has had more than a decade of experience at an executive level in corporate banking, treasury, derivatives, and risk management. A risk management expert and a rounded banker who delivers results, Monique has led or contributed to numerous industry and private sector committees and boards, including developments related to the credit bureau and secured transactions framework.

She holds a BSc accounting degree (first class honours) from the University of the West Indies, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has completed the Canadian securities course and Financial Risk Manager Programme, is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, and an International Business Machines scholar.