CIMA scholarship winner hired as analyst


The 2010 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson memorial scholarship awarded by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), has started working for the body.

Shanaz Whittaker began employment as an analyst in the investments and securities division of the CIMA on June 9, 2014.

CIMA established the scholarship programme in 2007 in memory of the late Honourable Thomas Jefferson, former financial secretary and leader of government business, for students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or business administration.

Cindy Scotland, managing director of CIMA, said: “When the authority initiated the scholarship, it was with the expectation that the students who are awarded the scholarship would return home to work and contribute to the financial services industry, and to their country, on successful completion of their studies. So we are very pleased to welcome Shanaz as a permanent member of the CIMA team.”

Whittaker said: “There are countless opportunities in Cayman, but I advise students to get practical experience in their major to ensure that it is the right career choice for them before leaving university. It’s wonderful to return to CIMA as an employee with colleagues who have supported me throughout my time at university.”

Shanaz Whittaker, CIMA, Cindy Scotland, Cayman

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