Adrian Stokes resigns as Head Of Wealth and Insurance at Scotia Group

Kingston, Jamaica – January 19, 2022- Scotia Group Jamaica Limited confirms that effective February 18, 2022, Dr. Adrian Stokes will be leaving the business to pursue other opportunities.

Adrian joined the Scotia Group in 2010 as VP, Strategy and Product Development at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited (SIJL) and held several key positions during his tenure including Vice President of Business Analytics, and President of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company (SJLIC). His last appointment being Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance and Wealth for Scotia Group.

Upon Stoke’s departure, Gary-Vaughn White, Senior Vice President, Treasury of Scotia Group will act as Head of SIJL. Gary is a career Scotiabanker, having worked in several subsidiaries across the Group as Senior Financial Analyst at SJLIC; Manager in charge of Finance and Operations at The Scotia Jamaica Building Society; and Director, Treasury & Foreign Exchange Trading for The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited. Debra Lopez Spence in her role as President, SJLIC will oversee that business.

Commenting on Stokes’ departure, Audrey Tugwell Henry, President and CEO of Scotia Group said, “Adrian has had an outstanding career at Scotia Group. He led significant strategic and operational changes in key business areas, including making marked improvements in the life insurance business and the re-establishment of our Capital Markets unit. We are grateful for his vision, passion and dedication over the past twelve years. We wish Adrian the very best as he pursues new endeavours”.