Mr. Medford Francis is the Deputy Managing Director, Lending & Investments for Bank of Saint Lucia with extensive background and experience in both the public and private sectors. He is an experienced Development Economist having served as Chief Economist, National Development in the Ministry of Finance as well as Assistant Deputy Director, Economic Affairs focusing on the design, implementation and monitoring of development-oriented programs by international donors and financing institutions.
In his capacity as Senior Manager, Investment Banking Services, he has had overall oversight of the Bank’s and its clients’ investment portfolio for the better part of the last decade being responsible for day to day portfolio management. During this time, he engineered the introduction of a new portfolio management, accounting and analytics platform and amassed vast experience in international capital markets as he led the bank’s portfolio diversification strategy. As a Registered Principal on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE), Mr. Francis has been involved in raising financing for various governments on the Regional Government Securities Market and the listing of companies on the exchange.
In 2019, Mr. Francis assumed responsibility for the lending portfolio of the Bank in the capacity of Deputy Managing Director, Lending and Investments, affording him the opportunity to bring his investment experience to bear in the underwriting of corporate and commercial as well as retail lending facilities.