JIFS to honour Patrick Hylton and Peter Moses
In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS), has been hosting a series of activities since the start of the year which included an induction ceremony to welcome the new JIFS Executive Committee Chairman Rickert Allen.
To culminate the anniversary celebrations, JIFS will host a 40th Anniversary Awards Cocktail event on September 20th at the Spanish Court Hotel, to recognize the contribution of individuals and organizations who have participated in JIFS programmes or who have been key contributors to JIFS’ existence and success.
Among the awardees are NCB President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Hylton and former Citibank Country Director, Peter Moses. Both giants in the financial industry, Hylton will be honoured with the Industry Pioneer Award, having been one of the first graduates of JIFS’ inaugural programme and now the head of one of Jamaica’s leading financial institutions and Moses will be honoured as a Stalwart in Banking Excellence for his unmatched commitment and dedication to the banking profession and marked impact on many of today’s senior banking professionals as well as the JIFS Council.
JIFS will also be honouring a Leader in JIFS Transformation, Top Corporate Supporter of JIFS Programmes, and Lifetime Achievement awards for Longest Serving Chair and Longest Serving Executive Committee Member.
"We are excited about the future of JIFS as we seek to chart the path forward in building a repository of knowledge and understanding in finance practice. JIFS has a legacy which needs to be cherished and we are proud to be recognizing some of those who have benefited or have influenced the development of JIFS at this 40th Anniversary Event," stated Allen the new Chairman of the JIFS Executive Committee.
Allen is also the Senior General Manager, Group Human Resource and Facilities Division at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited.
Under the theme “Renew, Refocus, Reposition” JIFS has over the last 40 years been instrumental in shaping the careers and procedures currently used in financial institutions across the island through training, research and social exchange and continue to be on the cutting edge of trends within the industry that may be shared across various financial institutions.
“The financial services sector is very dynamic,” stated Darlene Jones, Executive Director at JIFS. “With disruption being the order of the day, there is the constant need for reevaluation of our efforts to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the sector, hence the theme for this year’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations is “Renew, Refocus, Reposition.”