Tuesday 10 December, 2019

CIBC hosts UWI banking and finance student on International Men's Day

Nigel Holness (centre), Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank presents a gift to Daniel Levy (3rd left), UWI student, who was guest of the bank on International Men’s Day, November 19, 2019.  Sharing the moment were bank executives (l-r) Mark Lyons, Douglas Cupidon, Dwight Robinson, Jeffrey Brown, Corporate Manager and Royal Thorpe.

Nigel Holness (centre), Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank presents a gift to Daniel Levy (3rd left), UWI student, who was guest of the bank on International Men’s Day, November 19, 2019. Sharing the moment were bank executives (l-r) Mark Lyons, Douglas Cupidon, Dwight Robinson, Jeffrey Brown, Corporate Manager and Royal Thorpe.

Daniel Levy is well on the way to attaining a bachelor of science degree in business and finance from the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he completes studies next year and now, having spent an entire day at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s New Kingston Headquarters, he is even more convinced that a career in banking is for him.

Daniel, guest of the bank, in celebration of International Men’s Day, which was observed on Tuesday, spent the day meeting with Managing Director, Nigel Holness and “shadowing” various male department executives.

The 22-year old graduate of the Jonathan Grant High School says that his “eyes have been opened to the number of possibilities at the bank” and he can even narrow down his “special interest in the corporate or investment side of the business”.

Daniel Levy (centre), University of the West Indies student in discussion with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Financial Analysts, Peter Tapper (seated) and Rondyne Lindsay on “International Men’s Day”, November 19, 2019.

The young man who is also president of the Banking League at UWI, said that on leaving high school he had originally contemplated studying accounting but based on research, felt that banking and finance had a “broader application for employment”.

“Managing Director Holness gave me a comprehensive overview that really opened my eyes to the many facets of banking and I learnt even more by sitting with individual executives across departments during the day, getting a feel for their specific tasks and having an opportunity to interact and ask questions,” Daniel said.

He added that he had a “great appreciation for the practical knowledge gained at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank”.

He said he was able to match theory learnt at UWI to practice at CIBC FirstCaribbean and can’t wait to complete his studies and begin working in the field.

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