Executive Vice President and CFO in place, joining incoming President
Sagicor Financial Company has changed its senior executive management team, bringing on board a new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join Andre Mousseau, who was in January named successor to Dodridge D. Miller, who retires as president and chief executive officer effective the end of this month.
Mousseau has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer as of April 1. Kathryn Jenkins has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, effective last Wednesday (March 1). Sagicor announced that George Sipsis has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Capital Markets.
Jenkins and Sipsis will both report directly to Mousseau, who said in a statement announcing the appointments: “We are pleased to welcome Kathryn to Sagicor as she brings a deep understanding of the financial services industry. As the company continues to execute on our many strategic initiatives, Kathryn’s skills and experience leading finance teams across multiple high-performing organisations will make her a key contributor to our growth.”
Regarding the appointment of Sipsis, Mousseau commented: “W are also pleased to recognise George’s increasingly important role within the Sagicor executive team. George has contributed to many of our key capital raising and acquisition initiatives since joining nearly two years ago and we look forward to more strong contributions to Sagicor in his new role.”
Jenkins and Sipsis experienced campaigners
Jenkins was most recently Chief Financial Officer of the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, an independent investment organisation managing over C$79 billion (US$58 billion) of assets on behalf of public-sector clients in Ontario. Previously she held senior roles at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Scotiabank, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and CIBC.
Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, where she is also a member of the Business Board after having served on their Audit Committee. She holds Chartered Professional Accountant CPA, CA, and Certified Public Accountant, CPA (Illinois) designations, as well as an ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Since joining the company in 2021, Sipsis was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Capital Markets with responsibility for Sagicor’s acquisitions strategy, capital raising initiatives, investor relations and rating agencies engagement. Prior to joining Sagicor, Sipsis held progressively senior roles in the real estate and financial services groups of Scotiabank’s investment banking division in Toronto.
Sipsis holds a Masters of Financial Economics degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Management of Innovation degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Western University and is a CFA charter holder.
Sagicor Financial is a leading financial services provider in the Caribbean with over 180 years of history, and has a growing presence as a provider of life insurance products in the United States.