Executive Profile

J. Edward Clarke, FCCA, CIA
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Barbados Operations, Sagicor Life Inc

Edward Clarke was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Sagicor Life Inc in September, 2010. Prior to this, he held the position of Group Internal Auditor. Mr. Clarke is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Certified Internal Auditor with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of auditing and finance.

Mr. Clarke began his accounting career at Pannell Fitzpatrick & Company Chartered Accountants (now Ernst & Young). He later joined Texaco and served as a senior member of its finance team in Barbados, Nigeria and the USA. Before joining Sagicor, Mr. Clarke was the Chief Finance Officer of Goddard Enterprises Limited.

Mr. Clarke is currently the Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association and the Immediate Past President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce, a member of the UWI Campus Council and the National Non-Communicable Disease Commission; in this capacity, he advocates private enterprise to adopt Wellness progammes in their respective organisations with a view of encouraging healthier lifestyles not only among employees but also the wider public, thereby reducing the cost of healthcare in Barbados as it relates to NCDs.

In furthering this commitment, Sagicor Life Inc has been a strong supporter of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition.

Additionally, Mr. Clarke is a Director of the following companies: Barbados Farms Ltd., Sagicor Funds Inc, Sagicor Asset Management Inc, Sagicor General Insurance Inc and the Insurance Association of the Caribbean Inc., as well as Co-Chair of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Monitoring Committee.