Cerilin is the linchpin that manages the firm’s compliance and regulatory framework. She strikes a unique balance in applying creative thinking and legal oversight to her work as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. She is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Jamaica with over fifteen years’ experience in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Sygnus, Cerilin was Senior Manager, Corporate Trust at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited, where she had investment management and administrative responsibility for the trust assets under the company’s administration. She also served as Senior Manager, Compliance from July 2012 to March 2015. In addition, Cerilin has occupied several positions in RBTT and RBC Bank from 2005 to 2012. During this time she developed and implemented the compliance programmes for the business, as well as the business acceptance standards for the onboarding of new clients. In her role as Business Banking Executive, she was responsible for originating commercial loans of over J$900 million for medium to large businesses.
Cerilin joined Sygnus for the opportunity to shape the regulatory framework of the company and ensure that the business can withstand scrutiny while protecting the interests of the business and its clients. As legal advisor to Sygnus’s business units, she applies her experience gained in the financial services industry and knowledge of the regulatory regime relating to the securities, pensions and capital markets to provide invaluable insights and advice.
Cerilin has a BSc in Management and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Mona and a Master of Business Administration from the Manchester Business School. She was called to the Jamaican bar in December 2012. Cerilin is passionate about what she does and is often seen as a creative and strategic business leader who works with the highest level of integrity.