Our Executive Team

 

Chester Cooper, President & CEO
Chester Cooper, President & CEO


I. Chester Cooper
 is President & CEO of BAF Financial and a principal of BAB Holdings Limited, the company that led the buyout of British American Bahamas on February 5, 2007, and founded the ultimate parent, BAF Global Group Ltd.

Prior to that, he worked as an Investment Banker in Luxembourg, Dublin and The Bahamas for eight years. He has significant international experience in the areas of Corporate Trust & Fiduciary Services, Financial & Retirement Planning, Investment Fund Services, Mutual Funds and Pensions Management. He has served as a High School business teacher and more recently was employed as Head of Corporate Services with SG Hambros Bank & Trust.

Having studied in Exuma, Nassau, Canada, USA & the United Kingdom, he holds a BA in Economics & Finance, an MBA and an Associate Membership of the UK Securities Institute. He is a Community Activist with an active public speaking schedule. He holds Directorships of numerous companies and associations including Chairman of Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, RSA Bahamas Ltd, Eleuthera Properties Ltd and LOMA’s Life Insurers Council, USA.  He is Honorary Consul for the Slovak Republic, a Distinguished Toastmaster, former host of the financial talk show "You & Your Money" on ZNS TV-13, and author of the book "Ask Chester about Savings, Planning and Investing for Retirement."  

 Sandy Morley Vice President & Group Chief Operating Officer
Sandy Morley AVP, Finance & Administration 

Sandy Morley is Vice President & Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). As the Group COO, Sandy is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of BAF Global Group of companies.

Before being named COO in May 2012, he served as the group's Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for all of the group's financial accounting and reporting. Prior to joining BAF, Sandy served for seven years as the Financial Controller at a local domestic bank with direct responsibility for the bank's financial reporting and controls. Previous to his work at the bank, Sandy worked extensively as an auditor and accountant.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business, with concentration in accounting. Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Georgia State Board of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves in a number of civic organizations and enjoys mentoring young people.  

Julian Rolle, Vice President & Group Chief Financial Officer

jullian RolleJulian Rolle is Vice President & Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rolle was employed as a Sr. Manager in one of the four largest Accounting Firms. He has worked in the US and across the Caribbean including Cayman, Bermuda, Barbados and other countries throughout the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting, an MBA and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Rolle is a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants and its Immediate Past President. He is a member of The Louisiana State Board of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves in a number of civic organizations and enjoys working with young professionals in a variety of mentoring capacities.      

Jason Borrino, Vice President of Health Insurance & Int'l Expansion

JASON BORRINOJason Borrino has been involved in the healthcare industry with more recent focus on health and life insurance solutions in various geographic segments, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. He works extensively with BAF Group, in the Bahamas as VP of Health Insurance and International Expansion and has been instrumental in their recent expansion into the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands as they continue their path of innovation and expansion across the Caribbean. Jason is currently a Director of BAF Insurance Company (Cayman) Limited. He has been instrumental in the launched of MedSafe across the Bahamas, a full range of individual major medical products in an alliance with BUPA. He is MD of Leonna Insurance Brokers, the offshore insurance affiliate of BAF.

Jason has had extensive success at Europ Assistance, a pioneer of medical assistance and evacuation with operations in over 200 countries, 6,000 staff and revenues in excess of €1BN. He has held several roles including Director of Healthcare and Personal Accident and was latterly charged to lead the commercial development of the International Health Solutions division. Jason was a member of the Executive Committee at the Holding company level. 

Dashwell E. Flowers, Vice President & Head of Sales

Dashwell E. FlowersDashwell E. Flowers, VP, Head of Sales is Vice President and Head of Sales, a role that will maximize his over 27 years of experience and proven skills in the Insurance industry.

Dashwell is a graduate of the College of The Bahamas and The American College, Pennsylvania. He has attained several insurance designations including Certificate in Principles of Life & Health Insurance (LOMA), Certified Insurance Agency Management (CIAM) and LIMRA Executive Leadership Program (LLIF). He has held many positions within the industry including Director, LIMRA Executive Board for the Caribbean, 2007-2009 and served on the Board of Directors for the Life Underwriters Association of Grand Bahamas in various capacities in the nineties. He is an active community member, a Rotarian,  Toastmaster and a member of the National Child Abuse Committee and National Adoption Committee for Grand Bahamas. 

Deborah Parker, Assistant Vice President, Health & Employee Benefits
  

Deborah Parker, Manager, Human Resources & Training

Deborah L. Parker is currently the Assistant Vice President for Health and Employee Benefits at BAF Financial. Prior to being named to the above position, Ms. Parker served as Sr. Manager, Human Resources and Training. She joined the Company in September 2005 after serving as a Secondary School Educator at St. Anne's High School. Deborah is a graduate of St. John's College home of the ‘green giants'. She obtained her Associates Degree in Biology from the College of the Bahamas in 1988. In 1992 she graduated from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (double minor Chemistry & French).

Since joining BAF she has continued her quest for knowledge and pursued the Associate of Customer Service designation from LOMA (Life Office Management Association), the Professional in Human Resources designation (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute, Certificates in Employment Law and Industrial Procedure through local organizations and several other HR courses through The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is a member of SHRM and the Bahamas Human Resource Development Association (BHRDA).

Diarra Miller, Senior Manager, Finance


Diarra Miller

Diarra Miller is the Senior Manager, Finance. In this role he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the accounting department and ensuring that the company is current with its regulatory reports.

Mr. Miller's wealth of experience in the banking and finance industries includes expertise in trust, pensions and asset management as well as financial audits. Prior to joining BAF in October 2010, he was a manager with the prestigious accounting firm of Ernst & Young where he spent several years honing his skills. He holds a BSc in Business Administration (specialty in Accounting), Nova Southeastern University (December 2003), is a Certified Public Accountant, a Licensed member, Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 


 

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