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Lisa Penn-Lettsome is the BVI’s new head of International Business

Lisa Penn-Lettsome (GIS photo)

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.

More about Penn-Lettsome

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.

Welcome remarks

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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  1. ...... says:

    Congrats to you. Great year for all the VIP supporters and their spouses. NDP was busy trying to please everybody and not build their own ppl. Take note NDP, VIP making sure they eat first and everyone else after.

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    • Yeah NDP says:

      That was one of the reasons you had to #CURBWALK. HEY, I CAN’T BLAME VIP FOR LOOKING OUT FOR THERE OWN. IF THEY DON’T, WHO WILL.

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  2. Ausar says:

    ..Oh how radiant are our daughters..

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  3. ? says:

    Congrats. Where is Neil Smith now?

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  4. Concern says:

    What else can she do to the financial services what she didn’t do in 25 years. Meh son all you stop giving these people work. Bring more energetic and forward thinking people. No wonder the industry at a stalemate.

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  5. Smh says:

    Congrats for what it worth but she should be retiring.

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  6. PEOPLE says:

    One thing this Premier is not afraid to make tough decisions.

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  7. Wasteful says:

    The law firm 55 years threshold nearing why the jump I say. Nothing new to add here.

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  8. dog man says:

    now fix the customs n immigration department. VIP ! congratulations lisa.

  9. Congrats says:

    Premier Fahie this is a good move.

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  10. NFVB says:

    She is competent and definitely has guts. Congrats Lisa.

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  11. rastarite says:

    Hearty congratulations – thoroughly deserved and no other candidate for the job could come close

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