Sam is currently a Consultant with the Securities Commission of The Bahamas. Just prior to joining the Commission, he was the Manager of a Filipino offshore bank and the Manager, Risk and Compliance for a local financial services company with oversight of its Trust, Pensions, Brokerage and External Asset Manager (EAM) departments. He also spent 12 years with a Brazilian offshore bank as its Assistant Resident Manager and Compliance Officer where he was responsible for the bank’s branch operations, as well as spending time as head of Accounting and Compliance for a Swiss private bank and Compliance Manager for a Canadian private bank. He also spent 7 years with Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited as a Management Officer with responsibility for consumer, commercial and mortgage lending.
Sam has attended numerous conferences and seminars on AML/CFT, risk management, financial instruments, brokerage operations and a host of other topics. He is an avid and very active part-time lecturer as well, and has taught at the University of The Bahamas, St. Benedict/St. John’s University (USA), Sojourner/Douglass College (USA), The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS), STEP International, and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s Bahama Host Program. He has also had numerous speaking engagements at conferences and workshops, including the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA), the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS), BIFS and BACO.
Sam obtained his credentials from the University of The Bahamas (UB) (AA in Accounting), and from the University of Miami (MBA and BBA). He is a member of STEP, a Fellow of BIFS, a Fellow of ICA, and is a licensed Broker/Dealer and Investment Advisor. He is also a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants (London), the Guild of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Accountants (Canada), ACAMS and numerous others including the American Management Association (AMA) and the ICA. Sam is also a Justice of the Peace (JP) for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.