**Sanchina Kemp**, a Junior Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, was selected as the Financial Services Student of the Year at BFSB’s 2008 Industry Excellence Awards Banquet. She recently received her $5000 Investment Account award from corporate sponsors **Pearl Investment Management** and **SG Hambros Bank & Trust**, and has opened an investment account with **CFAL**.

A Graduate of the College of the Bahamas with a BBA in Accounting (Distinction), Sanchina also has an Associate’s degree in Biology with Chemistry. At the 2008 COB Graduation, Sanchina was awarded the Chamber of Commerce, Ernst & Young and Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants Awards.

While pursuing her BBA, Sanchina worked with Deloitte and Touche in its Co-op Programme. She recently completed her CPA examinations, and intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Accounting.

The Bahamas Financial Services Board launched the student award programme in 2002 and the ongoing initiative has been a joint venture with the College of the Bahamas, the Central Bank of the Bahamas, and a Working Group of Professional Industry Associations (PIAWG). The Student Award programme is an integral component of BFSB’s ongoing Financial Centre Focus (FCF) programme that addresses issues such as (a) challenges impacting the sustained growth and development of the industry; (b) improvements to the level of service; and (c) attracting and maintaining qualified professionals.

*Photo caption: Pictured at CFAL with the Student Awardee are (left to right) Renee Barrow, HR Manager at SG Hambros Bank & Trust; Sean Longley, Vice President, Business Development /Client Relations at CFAL; Khalil Braithwaite, CFAL’s Marketing & Client Relations Officer; and Joseph Delancy, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pearl Investment Management.*