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).

Gezella Claxton – Senior Country Lead

Gezella Claxton is a career banking professional with more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. With a strong background in Operations, Mrs. Claxton has consistently demonstrated her exceptional leadership skills and commitment to delivering quality financial services to customers. Mrs. Claxton’s knowledge of the industry and dedication to compliance has been instrumental in driving both Republic Bank (EC) Limited and Scotiabank. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Claxton served in various senior leadership positions at both banks. She previously served as Branch Manager and Senior Manager, Compliance at Republic Bank-St. Lucia; General Manager, Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited; and Director, Insurance Compliance at Scotiabank, where she had responsibility for leading the Insurance Compliance, and Conduct programme of Scotiabank in seventeen (17) Caribbean Islands.

Mrs. Claxton is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Management from the University of the West Indies. She has also completed the Associate Life Management Institute (ALMI) designation from the Insurance Institute of Life Office Management Association (LOMA).