Brian Wynter, was appointed Governor of the Bank of Jamaica as of 23 November 2009. As Governor, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959, Mr. Wynter graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1981 with a BSc (Economics) honours degree. He received the Graduate Diploma in Law from The City University, London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1983 after completing the professional qualifying examinations at the Inns of Court School of Law, London. He was enrolled as an attorney in the Supreme Court of Judicature, Jamaica in 1990. Mr. Wynter is also the holder of a masters degree specialising in international economics from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, which he received in 1985.
Before returning to Jamaica in 1988, Mr. Wynter worked with Chase Investment Bank and Schroder Wertheim International Company, both in New York. In Jamaica, he first worked with National investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ) as Director of Investment, next with Mutual Security Merchant Bank as Senior General Manager before moving in 1991 to Citibank, NA, where he spent the next four years as Vice President.
Mr. Wynter was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, with responsibility for Banking and Market Operations, from September 1995 until his appointment as Technical Advisor to the Minister of Finance in November 1999. In August 2001, Mr. Wynter was appointed the first Executive Director of the then newly-established Financial Services Commission and served in that capacity until December 2007 when he left to join the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) in Barbados as Capital Markets/Financial Sector Advisor.
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