Mr. Johnathan Johannes, the Managing Director of 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in retail, sales, operations, customer service and performance management, having spanned a career of 16 years in banking and management. Mr. Johannes distinguished himself early in his career as one of five candidates selected from 300 Caribbean applicants to join the Barclays Leadership programme. He was part of the Barclays Bank Caribbean and CIBC West Indies Integration Team in the establishment of the First Caribbean International Bank.
His natural ability to lead and passion for people and Banking saw him progressed to senior positions within the OECS region and Barbados in various roles such as:
District Manager Retail Banking, Wealth Mgmt. & Business Banking (Barbados) Aug 2010–Jun 2011;
OECS Business Support Manger and Country Head (Antigua and Barbuda) Jul 2007- Jul 2010;
Customer Experience Manager (Barbados) Feb 2006 – Jul 2007;
Retail Banking Manager (St. Kitts and Nevis) Nov 2004 – Jul 2007;
Retail Banking Manager and Country Head (Anguilla) Aug 2002 – Nov 2004
This senior banking and retail expert has an award winning track record for surpassing performance goals and has also been recognized for consistently implementing strategies that increase efficiencies. His most recent position at Unicomer as OECS Director of Sales saw him successfully manage various teams across six Caribbean territories with direct oversight for 200 staff.
On 2nd October 2000, Mr. Johannes graduated from the University Of Lincoln (UK) in the discipline of International Business Administration. In his quest to give back has also served as a lecturer with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s Financial Education Programme (November 2004 – April 2012), a Director of the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Banking (November 2004 – July 2007) and a member of the Chartered Management Institute (13th December, 2002).
Mr. Johannes continues to serve his country and believes in the ingenuity of our people. His passion for service excellence will ensure that customers receive world class customer experience from a world class institution that we can all be proud to call our own.