Meet The Dream Team

Supported by an exemplary staff of unparalleled focus, integrity and professional brilliance.

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Board of Directors and Senior Management

Meet The Dream Team

Supported by an exemplary staff of unparalleled focus, integrity and professional brilliance.

Chairman, Ivylyn Cassar

Ivylyn Cassar has in excess of 28 years of international wealth management experience. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Trust and Estate Practitioner and also a Securities Investment Advisor having completed the Series 7 examination. She was most recently the Managing Director of Leopold Joseph (Bahamas) Limited prior to joining Equity Trust Bahamas Limited. She is a Director of The Bahamas Association of Securities Dealers, past Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board and past Director of the Association of International Banks and Trust Companies, Vice Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Director of The Bahamas Trade Commission.


Non-Executive Director, Sterling R. L. Quant

Sterling R. L. Quant is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Central State University, Ohio and inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1989. With over 22 years as an Attorney, Mr. Quant has held various roles in the financial industry working with Citibank (Bahamas) Limited. He also served as Managing Director of the Bahamas Development Bank and as the Bahamas Alternate Director of the Caribbean Development Bank. In 1998 Mr. Quant was appointed Registrar General of the Bahamas and served for 6 years. He also ran in the country’s General Elections in 1977 and 1992. Presently, he operates his own firm, Sterling Quant and Company.


Managing Director, Dillon R. Dean

Dillon R. Dean has held executive roles within the financial services industry since the beginning of his career in 1992 having worked in London, Guernsey and The Bahamas. A Certified Public Accountant, he is a member of the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Dean also holds the Personal Financial Planning and Personal Trust Diplomas from the Institute of Canadian Bankers and has served on the boards on several licensed financial institutions. He was most recently the Centre Director of the Scotia Private Client Group in The Bahamas.


Director of Human Resources, Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson was President and Director of Offshore Managers Limited and presently holds a Masters of Arts Degree with a concentration in Counseling; a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Management; Foundation Certificate from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Diploma in Trust Administration and Accounts. Kim also serves as Director and Corporate Secretary of ETB.


Director of Legal and Risk, Gavin Cassar

Gavin Cassar has over two decades of legal experience in trust, corporate and commercial litigation with specialty in Trusts and Banking Law. Mr. Cassar is Consultant Counsel to Cassar & Co., a law firm specializing in Commercial Litigation and Mutual Funds Consultation Services. Sole member of the Worldlink for Law and international body of 70 law firms situated throughout North America, South America, Canada, Europe and Asia. Mr. Cassar is a Member of The Bahamas Bar Association and a longstanding member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, England. He has attained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Wolverhampton, England on the 10thJuly 1991 with Honors. Graduating from Ontario Business College, Bellville, Ontario, Canada in 1985 with a Diploma in Business Administration and Accounting with Distinction. He has also received a Diploma in Negotiations from the Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts in 1997.


Vice-President of Trust – Vanessa Z. Coleby, TEP

Vanessa Z. Coleby is a seasoned trust professional with more than 25 years in the Financial Services Industry, a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 1998, an Associate of the Bahamas Institute of Trust and Financial Services, with Series 6 Designation from the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. She brings an understanding of and appreciation for the need to be client-focused while meeting the growing regulatory requirements. She has served in in various capacities including Trust Manager, Director, Corporate Secretary, Corporate Services Manager and Deputy General Manager with responsibility for Human Resources.


Managing Director of Equity Investment Funds Services Ltd. and Non-Executive Director of Equity Bank And Trust Bahamas Limited – Michael Dean, CPA

Since 2012, he has served as the Vice-President of Investment Fund Services Department of Equity Bank And Trust Bahamas Limited. He was accepted as a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1987) and the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (2005). Mr. Dean began his career with over ten (10) years in audit, accounting and internal control expertise in the financial services arena in The Bahamas, with Deloitte & Touché and later Ernst & Young, including stints in the Caymans. He later served as Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bahamas (CIBC Bahamas Limited), assisting with transitioning from a branch network of the Canadian Parent to a publicly traded company on The Bahamian Stock Exchange (BISX). Prior to joining Equity, he spent the previous fifteen (15) years in Swiss private banking, primarily in The Bahamas, with periods in Geneva, Switzerland. During this time, he has served in numerous capacities including Chief Financial Officer, Risk Manager, Senior Official II (reporting to the Central Bank), Vice President of Investments, Operations and Accounting dept., Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting & Prevention Officer for this boutique Swiss institution. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He is active in the community in the areas of youth development, sports and social outreach.

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