Nominations are open for the 2012 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards, a programme hosted by the Bahamas Financial Services Board.

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; (4) Mentor of the Year; and (4) Financial Services Development and Promotion award. The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2012.

BFSB Chairman Paul Winder points out that the programme, now in its 12th year, recognises one of the most important assets of the financial services industry: “people power”. BFSB remains of the firm view that human resources development is of critical significance to the ongoing success of the financial services sector. *“Indeed”,* says Mr. Winder, *“capacity building remains a cornerstone of BFSB’s strategic planning process and ongoing programme of work.”*

The Industry Excellence Awards programme 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 Bahamian financial services industry.
The Presentations Ceremony will be held at the 2012 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards Banquet, scheduled for Friday, November 9th. Also to be announced at the Awards Ceremony will be the winner of the annual Financial Services Student of the Year Award, another recognition programme developed under the umbrella of the FCF.

Download the Nominations guidelines and forms – hard copies of which may also be requested in Word format from BFSB’s offices in the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre.

Click [here](http://www.bfsb-bahamas.com/news.php?cmd=view&id=3069&pre=y) to review the 2011 Recipients of the Excellence Awards.