The Bahamas Financial Services Board has opened nominations for the 2009 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards. As in previous years, awardees will be chosen for (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 awards. The deadline for nominations is 2nd October, 2009.

BFSB CEO & Executive Director Wendy C. Warren says, *“The annual Awards Programme, now in its ninth year, recognises one of the most important assets of our financial services industry: “people power”. Without a doubt, capacity building – i.e. human resource development – is of critical significance 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 the industry for their outstanding performance and contribution to the growth and development of the industry here in The Bahamas.

The nominations guidelines and forms can be accessed below.

The Presentations Ceremony for the 2009 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards has been scheduled for Thursday, 22nd October. The event will be hosted again at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa, but will take on a new format; rather than an Awards Banquet, the awards ceremony will occur as a separate event, followed by a Cocktail Reception immediately afterwards.

The [Financial Services Student of the Year 2009 ]( be recognised at the Awards Ceremony as well.

Contact BFSB for further details.