Idris Fidela Haynes, General Manager, Corporate Services currently leads several teams which are responsible for the general operations of Republic Bank (EC) Ltd. “RBEC” and for providing support to staff. The areas of her responsibility are: Finance, Treasury, Human Resources, Compliance, Business Support and Premises.
Mrs. Haynes brings to bear considerable experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance having served as a Director, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program Office, English-Speaking Caribbean, Bank of Nova Scotia. She has also served as Senior Manager in various compliance roles within the Southern Caribbean (11 countries).
Mrs. Haynes is former Director/Regulator/Registrar of Companies, Trusts, Limited Partnerships, Foundations and Non-Governmental Organisations/Director General, St. Kitts. Trained by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and the OECD Global Forum as a financial examiner and assessor respectively. She has served on the CFATF’s Expert Review Group (ERG) and has served as head of delegation and prime contact for St. Kitts and Nevis to the CFATF.
Mrs. Haynes has participated in conducting Phase 1 and Phase 2 OECD Peer Reviews of two countries in the Middle East (Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates) to assess their regimes for the exchange of information for tax purposes and has contributed to various AML publications.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mrs. Haynes holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Accounting from Oral Roberts University. She holds a Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration from the International Charter of Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA UK), a certificate in Small Countries Financial Management from Said Business School, Oxford University, is a certified Advanced Anti-Money Laundering Audit Specialist (CAMS-Audit) and is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.