Global Bank of Commerce, Ltd., licensed as an international financial institution in April 1983, is regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) of Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies. The Bank is a member of the group of companies held by Executive Corporate Holdings Inc. (ECH), an Antigua formed corporation.
Brian Stuart-Young CAMS, Chief Executive Officer
Brian Stuart-Young is CEO of Global Bank of Commerce; a position he has held for more than 25 years. He manages the bank’s corporate and group Head Office at Global Financial Centre, Friars Hill Road, St. John’s, Antigua and has executive responsibility for GBC and its related group of financial service companies and GBC’s parent Executive Corporate Holdings located within the head-office. He is a Professional Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist since 2002. He has extensive Board experience with local and Caribbean institutions. He received an award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service from his peers at the Caribbean Association of Banks in 2010.
Marlon Higgins, BSc, CPA – Group General Manager
Marlon Higgins’ professional experience was acquired in the domestic and international banking sectors of Antigua and Barbuda over the past 15 years in various areas including operations, business development, corporate governance, and finance and accounting. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, and has worked extensively with Bank Management in capital protection and augmentation projects, investment services, e-commerce business development projects, and consultation on implementation of bank policies and procedures. Higgins also works closely with GBC’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee on corporate governance related engagements. He first held the position of Group Manager – Finance & Branch Operations, with responsibility for the accounting and finance function of GBC, and management of the branch operations, and was subsequently appointed Group General Manager.
Juliene Marcelle James, Group Manager, Human Resources & Corporate Administration
Juliene Marcelle James is responsible for the Bank’s Corporate Administration, Human Resources and training. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, she has more than 25 years banking experience. She provides relationship management to high net worth clients and various institutions. She assists GBC’s representation with the Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is the bank’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Antigua & Barbuda Employers’ Federation, and a founding director and member of the Human Resource Professionals of Antigua & Barbuda. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Erita Griffith CAMS – Compliance Manager
With over 25 years professional experience obtained in the domestic and international banking sectors, Erita’s current responsibilities include risk management, development and implementation of a robust money laundering deterrence program, ensuring that policies comply with local laws and international standards and AML/CTF training and testing, managing the risk management programme to Know Your Customers which helps to prevent the threat of money laundering and financing of terrorism. She became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2003, and is a founding member of the Antigua and Barbuda Compliance Association (ABCA), has served as a member of the ACAMS Caribbean Task Force, and has presented to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).
Justin Stuart-Young, Chief Technical Officer
Justin Stuart-Young manages the IT and technical performance of the bank. He is a graduate of Rollins College, Florida, having majored in Computer Science. He was a Senior Business Consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Antigua, before joining the GBC Group to design and install a modern data Centre for the bank. He supervises the PCI DSS certified Data Centre for card issuing and acquiring processing services on a modern Trazaxis platform and is responsible for expanding technical services to Caribbean banks and Canada; integrating the platform with Visa, MasterCard and China’s Union Pay International; and operating the platform for alternative payment services including SugaPay.