Ms. Vernie Shield

Ms. Vernie Shield

Chairman

Ms. Shield has over 35 years leadership experience in the financial services sector spanning the regulatory, commercial banking and mortgage lending arenas. She worked at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago for a number of years in the positions of  Senior Statistician in the Research Department and thereafter as an Examiner in the Financial Institution Supervision Department. She then moved on to First Citizens Bank where she held managerial positions in the Finance Department and at the branch operations level of which 6 years was spent expanding/managing the bank’s operations in Tobago. Ms. Shield also worked at Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company (TTMF) where she held the position of General Manager, Mortgage Services for a number of years.

She is the holder of an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and has been trained by several international bodies to develop policy guidelines that regulate financial institutions. Ms. Shield has served as member of the Board of Directors of National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. Ms. Shield has served on the VCEFL Board since 2013.