New CIBC FirstCaribbean Country Manager appointed in the British Virgin Islands

CIBC FirstCaribbean is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Malcolm Whetnall as its Country Manager for the British Virgin Islands.

Mr. Whetnall assumes the top position in the BVI with effect from 5th January, 2015.
A career banker, Malcolm is an experienced sales and management professional with global banking experience. He joined the financial services sector with Barclays Bank in the UK in 1974, taking on increasingly senior roles in the organization. At Barclays, Malcolm led its Premier Banking team on the Isle of Man for nearly a decade.

Malcolm is no stranger to CIBC FirstCaribbean, having first joined the bank in 2004 in the bank’s International Banking and Wealth Management segment, spending three years at its Head office in Barbados, on attachment from Barclays.

He would later head the team of Wealth Management professionals as Director for that line of business in the Cayman Islands while also retaining pan-Caribbean responsibility for the Wealth Management sales management division.

Mark McIntyre, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director for the Cayman Islands, with responsibility for BVI, noted that the bank was pleased to welcome Mr. Whetnall back into its team.

“Malcolm is a confident and strong leader with a proven track record of achieving exceptional results in a commercial environment. He’s extremely energetic, dynamic, and possesses great people management and leadership skills. His strengths include working across multi-jurisdictions with clients and staff of differing cultural backgrounds.

In addition he is very experienced in Retail, Corporate and Wealth Management banking, predominately in the ‘International/Offshore’ and Platinum Banking arenas. We feel very lucky to have someone of Malcolm’s ability and experience to lead our team in the BVI at this time.”
Malcolm is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; a Member of the Securities Institute and in previous roles was a qualified mortgage and investment adviser.