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Ivylyn Cassar, CPA, TEP, ACIArb
Ms. Cassar is a Fellow Member of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, a Member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a past Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board, a past Director of the Association of International Banks and Trust Companies in the Bahamas, a past Director of the Bahamas Association of Securities Dealers, and Series 7 qualified Investment Advisor. She has recently qualified for Associate Membership of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in England. She was appointed Director of the Bahamas Trade Commission by the government of the Bahamas.
Ms. Cassar started her career at Touche Ross (1985), and later joined the New World Trust Group (1988) to launch a 27 year career in international wealth management and private banking, as a fiduciary specialist in trusts, companies, investment funds. foundations ,insurance products amongst others. She was the former managing director of Leopold Joseph Bahamas Limited (1996)which she headed up from inception in the Bahamas until its acquisition by Butterfield Bank. She is presently a principal and Group Vice Chairman of Equity Group International Limited, and Vice Chairman of Equity Bank and Trust Bahamas Limited (2004 to present), formerly Experta Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited. Equity Bank is regulated by the Central Bank of the Bahamas for its bank and trust services, and the Securities Commission of the Bahamas for its investment fund and broker-dealer services.
Ms. Cassar attended the College of the Bahamas and Liberty University to study Accounting and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honours with a 4.0 GPA (1985).