The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) has announced the **2007 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards** programme. CEO Wendy Warren says, *“Now in its 7th year, the Awards Programme recognises our most important asset – ‘people power’. It also acknowledges the importance of human resource development to the ongoing success of the financial services sector.”*

This initiative was launched in 2001 in collaboration with the **Professional Industry Association Working Group (PIAWG)** as part of the Financial Centre Focus (FCF) outreach designed to profile the industry. Specifically, this recognition programme profiles role models in our industry for their outstanding performance and contribution to the growth and development of the industry here in The Bahamas.


BFSB has opened nominations for awardees as (1) Executive of the Year – CEO level; (2) Professional of the Year – Any level of Management or Supervision; (3) Achiever of the Year – Junior and Support levels; and (4) Financial Services Development and Promotion (previously the Business Development Award).

BFSB is inviting members and guests to join in celebrating the successes of colleagues as the organisation pays tribute to the individuals identified by their peers as “outstanding performers” within financial services. The Industry Excellence Awards Banquet will be held on October 27th at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa.

Photo Caption: FSI Excellence Awards Working Group & Nominations Committee (left to right seated): Nicolette Gardiner (Bahamas Association of Securities Dealers); Joan Pinder (College of the Bahamas-Former Chair/School of Business); Anastacia Johnson (Association of International Banks & Trust Companies); Standing: Michaela Theophilus (Insurance Institute of The Bahamas); Kim Bodie (Bahamas Institute of Financial Services); Natasha Bastian (Bahamas Funds Association); and Jasmin Strachan (Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers). Not pictured are WG members Kristina Fox (CFA Society of the Bahamas) and Karen Haven (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).