Republic Bank (EC) Ltd., on Monday announced Sterl Lyons as its country manager for banking operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Lyons has more than 22 years of experience in the banking profession, and has aspired towards and achieved excellence, the bank said in a statement.
It said Lyons has held numerous senior-level positions at Scotiabank, including branch manager, business banking manager, manager of collections, assistant manager of sales support and accounting officer.
His most recently appointed role was as branch manager and he has served in this capacity in various Caribbean islands, including Grenada, St. Lucia and, most recently, Barbados.
Prior to his appointment as branch manager, Lyons spent time in Jamaica on a management development rotation to some of Scotiabank’s branches there.
Lyons earned his Associate Degree in banking in 2003, his Bachelor’s Degree in commerce with a Certificate in financial services in 2011, and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in business (MBA).
“He has also earned recognition and accolades for his stellar performance and leadership, including the Regional Top-Performer Award in 2005, the Best of the Best Award in 2017, and the Best of the Best Individual Award in Barbados in 2018,” the statement said.
Lyons’ appointment follows the acquisition of the operations of the Bank of Nova Scotia by Republic Financial Holdings Ltd.
Republic Bank opened its branch, staffed by more than 30 employees, to the public on Nov. 1.
Republic Bank said that a diverse network of 118 branches in 14 territories and more than 5,900 employees, it has been building relationships with stakeholders and serving customers for 182 years.
“Socially responsible and deeply committed to building successful societies wherever it operates, the Bank will soon introduce its “Power to Make a Difference” corporate social responsibility programme to St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” the statement said.