National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB) yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. Karrian Hepburn Malcolm to lead a newly-established Wealth Management division, effective December 4, 2023.
Hepburn Malcolm resigned as managing director of Guardian Media effective November 30, 2023. She was appointed to the Guardian Media position effective March 1, 2022.
NCB’s CEO, Bruce Bowen, stated: “The creation of NCB’s Wealth Management Division is aligned with NCB Financial Group’s strategy to leverage the diverse strengths of the Group to provide clients across Jamaica and the wider Caribbean with a full suite of financial products and services. With the largest customer base of any bank in Jamaica, we want to be the provider of choice for every Jamaican’s banking, investment, and insurance needs.”
Hepburn Malcolm will be responsible for maximising the sale of investment and insurance products into the Bank’s Retail, SME and Commercial customer base, with a particular focus on high net worth clients. The wealth distribution arm of NCB Capital Markets (NCBCM), the insurance sales arm of NCB Insurance Agency & Fund Managers (NCBIAFM) and the bank’s private banking unit will operate with the leadership of this newly-established Wealth Management Division.
Hepburn Malcolm brings to this new role extensive knowledge of financial services and a successful track record leading wealth management teams in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Her educational qualifications include a Doctor of Management from the University of Phoenix, an MBA in General Management from the Mona School of Business and Management, and a BSc. in Management Studies & Public Administration from UWI, among several other certifications.
Dr Hepburn Malcolm will be demitting her current position as managing director of the prominent Trinidad and Tobago media house, Guardian Media Ltd, at the end of November. Her professional tenure includes 14 years at Scotiabank, notably as general manager of Scotia Investments Trinidad and Tobago, overseeing brokerage, asset management, and private banking. Additionally, she served as vice president of Sales and Service at Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation (UTC), the Caribbean region's largest indigenous mutual fund company.
The newly-appointed executive expressed enthusiasm for the role, stating that she was happy to be returning to her homeland and joining a company with such a rich legacy. “I am both honoured and excited to help existing and new NCB clients navigate the complexities of wealth management to achieve their financial dreams. Our team’s goal will be to do more than just manage wealth; we aim to create it, nurture it, and ensure its growth through our expert handling," said Hepburn Malcolm.