DODRIDGE D. MILLER, FCCA, MBA, LLM, LLD (Hon)
Group President and Chief Executive Officer
Dodridge Miller was appointed Group President and Chief Executive Officer in July 1, 2002, and has been a Director since 2002. A citizen of Barbados, Mr Miller is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and obtained his MBA from the University of Wales and Manchester Business School. He holds an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies and, in October 2008, he was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of the West Indies. He has more than 30 years' experience in the banking, insurance and financial services industries. Prior to his appointment as Group President and Chief Executive Office, he held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President - Finance and Investments, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miller joined the Group in 1989. He is a Director of Sagicor Life Inc, Sagicor USA, Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited and a number of other subsidiaries.
RICHARD M. KELLMAN, BSC, FIA, ASA
Group Chief Operating Officer
Richard Kellman was elected as a Director in June 2009, and
was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer on November 1, 2009. He is a citizen
of Guyana and of the United Kingdom. He holds a BSc in Statistics from
University College, London University, is a Fellow of the Institute of
Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He has also attended
training programmes at Harvard Business School and has completed other
financial, investment and management training courses. Mr Kellman is a
financial services professional with wide knowledge regionally in the areas of
finance, pensions, insurance and investments. He has also held senior actuarial
and management positions, and served on several Boards.
DONALD AUSTIN, BSC, mBA, FCCA
Chief Executive Officer, sagicor (Eastern Caribbean) Inc
Mr Donald Austin was appointed Chief Executive Officer,
Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc on March 1, 2015. He has held several
senior management roles with regional responsibility throughout his career
including Executive Vice President – Government, Legal & Regulatory Affairs
and Corporate Communications at Cable and Wireless (LIME) Caribbean; President-
Cable and Wireless Barbados, CEO of Cable and Wireless St. Lucia, CEO of Cable
and Wireless St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He holds a Bachelor of Science
(Honors) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol, a Master of
Business Administration from Manchester Business School and he is a Fellow of
the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr Austin is a former
Chairman of the Board of Directors of LIME Grenada and LIME Dominica and a
current Board Member of LIME Barbados, Sagicor Funds Inc and Sagicor Asset
RONALD B BLITSTEIN, BA MBA
Group Chief Information Officer
Ronald Blitstein joined Sagicor Financial Corporation in September 2013. He holds a BA in Political Science and MBA in Finance from Syracuse University. He has attended various training programmes at Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr Blistein is an IT professional, with broad and deep knowledge in all areas of information technology and its application to driving improved business outcomes. He has previously served as Director, Business Technology and Strategies Practice for the global advisory firm, Cutter Consortium, supporting Fortune 500 clients, as well as national governments and various United Nations agencies. Mr Blitstein has also held CIO or other key executive leadership positions at Revlon, Pitney Bowes, BOC Group, and Xerox Corporation. He has served as a Six Sigma Champion for firms pursuing enterprise operational excellence.
RICHARD BYLES, BSC, MSC
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited
Richard Byles was appointed President and CEO of Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited in March 2004. He is Chairman of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited, Sagicor Property Services Limited, Sagicor Reinsurance Limited (Cayman), Sagicor Insurance Managers (Cayman) and Desnoes and Geddes Limited. He also serves on the boards of several subsidiary and associated companies, and is a Director of Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited. Mr Byles is the Co-Chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), a private/public sector committee established to oversee the implementation of the IMF programme in Jamaica. He has earned valuable experience within the financial sector spanning the areas of Life, Health and General Insurance, Asset and Investment Management, Banking, Pension Administration, Property Development and Reinsurance Management. Mr. Byles holds a BSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies and an MSc in National Development from the University of Bradford, England.
BART F CATMULL, BSc, CPA
President and Chief Operating Officer, Sagicor USA Inc
Bart Catmull was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2013. A citizen of the United States of America, Mr Catmull is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1992. He has more than 20 years' experience in the insurance industry. Prior to his appointment as President, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr Catmull joined the Group in 2005, when the predecessor of Sagicor Life Insurance Company (the US operating company) was acquired by the Group. He has been with the Company since 1999.
ANTHONY CHANDLER, CGA, MBA
Group Chief Financial Controller
Anthony Chandler was appointed Group Chief Financial
Controller on July 1, 2013. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of Sagicor Life Inc from 2011. He joined
Sagicor in 1995 as Financial Accountant and was transferred to the Group
subsidiary, Island Life Insurance Company Limited, in 2000. In 2003, he joined the
management of Life of Jamaica as Head of its Internal Audit function, before
returning to Barbados in the position of Vice President, Finance, of Sagicor
Life Inc later in the same year. In 2006, he was promoted to Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer. Mr Chandler is a member of the Certified General
Accountants Association of Canada, and holds an MBA from the University of Manchester.
DR. M. PATRICIA DOWNES-GRANT, CBE, MA, MBA, DBA, LLD (HON)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Inc
Dr. Patricia Downes-Grant was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Life Inc on January 1, 2006, having served as Group Chief Operating Officer, since July 1, 2002. She joined Sagicor in 1991 and held several senior positions, including those of Vice President, Investments and Treasurey and Executive Vice President (Finance and Investments) before being appointed Chief Executive Officer. She holds an MBA in Finance, an MA in Economics, a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance) and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of the West Indies. Prior to joining Sagicor, Dr. Patricia-Downes-Grant was a Senior Manager in the Management, Consulting and Insolvency Division of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Dr. Downes-Grant has also had significant work experience in development banking. She is a former Chairman of the Barbados Stock Exchange and Barbados Central Securities Depository, and a Director of several companies within the Sagicor Group and within the private sector of Barbados.
J. ANDREW GALLAGHER, FSA, FCIA
Chief Risk Officer
Andrew Gallagher was appointed to the position of Chief Risk Officer for the Group in 2007. He joined Sagicor in August 1997, and previously held the position of Resident Actuary. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, is both a Fellow of Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. Prior to joining Sagicor, Mr. Gallagher worked with Eckler Partners in Toronto in their financial institutions practice. He has over 25 years' experience in the industry.
ALTHEA HAZZARD, lLM (Cantab), fCIS, MICA
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Althea Hazzard was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sagicor Financial Corporation on January 1. 2014, having previously
served in the positions of Vice President, Legal and Compliance of Sagicor Life
Inc and Corporate Secretary of Life of Barbados Limited. An attorney-at-law, Chartered Secretary and
Compliance Professional, Mrs. Hazzard joined the Group in 1997 after an
eight-year attachment to a leading corporate law firm in Barbados, specialising in international business. Mrs Hazzard holds a
Bachelor of Laws Honors Degree from the University of the West Indies and a
Certificate in Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, and
was called to the Bar in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in 1989. She obtained her Master of Laws degree from
the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and also holds International
Diplomas in Compliance and Anti-money Laundering from the International
Compliance Association in the United Kingdom and the Executive Diploma in
Management from the UWI Centre for Management Development (now the Cave Hill
School of Business). Mrs. Hazzard is a professional member of the International
Compliance Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries
and Administrators in Canada.
RAVI RAMBARRAN, BSC, MSC, FIA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor International
Ravi Rambarran has 25 years' experience, both regionally and internationally, in the pension, insurance and asset management industries. He was awarded an Open Mathematics Scholarship by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, has a BSc (hons) in Actuarial Science from City University, London, and an MSc in Finance from the University of London, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He is a member of the Executive of the Caribbean Actuarial Association and represents the Caribbean on the International Actuarial Association Committee.
ROBERT J L TRESTRAIL, BA
Executive Vice President And General Manager, Trinidad and Tobago Operation
Robert Trestrail was appointed Executive Vice President and
General Manager for the Trinidad and Tobago Operations of Sagicor Life Inc with
effect from January 1, 2007. He joined Sagicor Life Inc on May 1, 2001, as an
Assistant Vice President – Administration, and became a member of the Senior
Management Team of the Trinidad and Tobago Branch operations. He has since been
responsible for general branch administration and administration of the
Investment Portfolio. He was promoted to the post of Vice President –
Administration in 2004, and became Executive Vice President and General Manager
Designate on May 1, 2006. He brings several years of Commercial Banking
experience to this position, and holds a Bachelor of Arts with an Economics
major from the University of Toronto.
KESTON D. HOWELL, BSc (Hon), MBA
Executive Vice President And General Manager, Dutch Caribbean and Central America
After seventeen years in the banking industry (the last
seven of which were at the senior executive level) Keston Howell joined Sagicor
in July 2006 as Executive Vice-President, Merchant Banking, with responsibility
for the establishment of Sagicor Merchant Limited as well as the overall
banking strategy for the Group. In 2008 he assumed the position of Executive
Vice President and General Manager of Sagicor Asset Management where he was responsible
for overseeing management of the investment portfolios of Sagicor Life Inc and
Sagicor Capital Life as well as promoting and managing Sagicor’s Eastern and
Southern Caribbean Asset Management Initiative. On April 1st 2013, Mr Howell
assumed executive responsibility for Sagicor Capital Life Insurance Company
Limited and Sagicor Life Aruba N.V. He retains executive oversight of the
Mortgage Recovery Unit and for the Mortgage department. Mr Howell holds a B.Sc.
(Hons) in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and a MBA
from the University of London.