Former Banking Head To Lead Cayman Finance
Friday, February 8, 2013
Cayman Finance, the organization formed to represent the Cayman Island's financial services
industry, has confirmed the appointment of Gonzalo Jalles, the former head of
HSBC Cayman, as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC's Cayman Branch, Jalles formed
his own financial services consulting company, Javelin Group, in 2012. Prior
to his six-year tenure at HSBC Cayman, Jalles worked as Director of International Development
at the firm's London offices, Managing Director at HSBC Bermuda, and Chief Investment
Officer at HSBC Argentina.
Until last year, Jalles was President of the Cayman Islands Bankers' Association
making him ideally placed to represent the local financial services industry.
Jalles commented: “Cayman Finance plays a crucial role promoting and supporting
Cayman’s financial services industry both at home and abroad. The organization
has become the central, leading voice for Cayman’s financial services industry
when speaking to governments locally and internationally, as well as with local
and international media. I therefore take on this important role fully aware
of the responsibility placed upon me and I am grateful for the opportunity to
help ensure that Cayman’s voice is continued to be heard within the international