Attorney-at-law Lisa Penn-Lettsome is the new Executive Director of International Business.
Her appointment came into effect on October 1, a government-commissioned media release indicated.
This post was previously held by the Director of Planning at the Recovery & Development Agency, Neil Smith.
In her new role, Penn-Lettsome will be the Government’s chief technical and policy advisor on international business and financial services, the release said.
“More specifically, her areas of responsibility will include coordinating BVI’s responses to international initiatives, coordinating and facilitating the development of product and business development legislation, facilitating corroboration between the Government of the Virgin Islands (including BVI House Asia and BVI London Office as appropriate) and the regulators and the private sector,” the media release said.
She will also be the Chief Liaison Officer between agencies involved in Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism and information exchange, the release further said.
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The new Executive Director has some 25 years experience and has been in the public sector for more than 10 years.
She has served in many top positions such as Deputy Managing Director of the Financial Services Commission.
In the meantime, Premier and Finance Minister Andrew Fahie has welcomed Penn-Lettsome.
He said: “The expertise and experience she brings to the table can only add value to the forward direction of the industry and the wider diversification and strengthening of the territory’s economy. It is a great pleasure that the Public Service is able to attract such talent.”
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