Republic Bank Limited

Republic Bank Limited


Republic Bank, the Caribbean financial institution of choice for staff, customers and shareholders, sets the standard of excellence in customer satisfaction, employee engagement, social responsibility and shareholder value while building successful societies.

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Michelle Palmer-Keizer – Managing Director

Michelle Palmer-Keizer was appointed Managing Director, Republic Bank (EC) Limited, in 2019. She is a marketing executive with considerable expertise in credit card business, specialising in Research Development and Financial Product Management, and has a wealth of experience in product development, operational management and strategic management.

As a senior member of the Republic Group for more than three decades, Michelle most recently served as the General Manager, Group Marketing and Communications and led the Bank’s digital and data transformation efforts to implement more diverse customer centric banking services. Most notably, this includes integrating business intelligence, analytics, and various social media platforms as contemporary means of better engaging and serving customers.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management from the Association of Business Executives and a Diploma in Management Studies from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business. Ms. Palmer-Keizer currently serves as a Board member of Vision on Mission, a nongovernmental organisation that helps rehabilitate and reintegrate ex-prisoners and socially displaced persons. She is a full member of the Association of Business Executives, from which she received the World Prize for Quantitative Methods and is a past president of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association. (THRTA).

V Gordon Julien – Country Head

Gordon Julien is the Country Head of Republic Bank (EC) Limited, Saint Lucia since November 2019. Prior to taking up this assignment, Gordon had a distinguished career with Scotiabank with extensive branch and country management experience. He started his career at Scotiabank in 2004 as Senior Manager Compliance with responsibility for managing the Bank’s overall Compliance program for nine (9) Scotiabank countries. He then completed a three year Management Trainee programme in Barbados and assumed the role of Country Manager of Antigua for over five years and St. Kitts Nevis for two years prior to joining Republic Bank in Saint Lucia. Gordon has a strong regulatory and compliance background having worked at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank as a Bank Examiner for over 7 years prior to joining Scotiabank. He holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) in Economics and Accounting and an MSc in Financial Management from the University of London. He is a Rotarian and Secretary of the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia (2020-21) and is presently the Corporate Secretary of the Eastern Caribbean Automatic Clearing House Services Incorporated. He is also a member of the Saint Lucia Golf Association.