Cayman Finance appoints new CEO


Cayman Finance has appointed Jude Scott as its new chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds Gonzalo Jalles who stepped down in November.

Scott retired as Ernst & Young audit partner in 2008 where he specialised in the audits of investment funds, banks and insurance companies. He previously served as the global CEO of Maples and Calder where he took an active role in the strategic growth and development of the firm.

Scott said: “I look forward to ensuring this important industry receives the local and international attention, direction, and support that is essential to sustain the growth and development of the Cayman Islands as a premier international financial centre.”

Ian Wight, chairman of Cayman Finance, said:  “Jude is well respected in the local community and internationally, having served on various Cayman Islands Government and private sector committees, including the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, the Cayman Islands Financial Services Council, the Education Council, the Insolvency Rules Committee and the Stock Exchange.”

Wayne Panton, Minister of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment, added: “The Ministry of Financial Services and Cayman Finance have a close working relationship in jointly enhancing and preserving Cayman’s financial services industry for the jurisdiction.

“We are certain the appointment of such a well-credentialed individual as Mr Scott will only serve to strengthen that relationship. Cayman Finance has a central role in representing the jurisdiction, and we look forward to working alongside Mr Scott as we continue to promote our industry at home and abroad.”

Cayman Finance, Cayman, Jude Scott, Gonzalo Jalles, Ian Wight, Wayne Panton

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