Tuula Jalasjaa, CFA Int’l MBA
ACTING MANAGING DIRECTOR
Tuula brings a wealth of knowledge to Cayman having come from a diverse and longstanding financial background of 25 years, including experience managing a number of businesses related to private wealth management and banking as well as retail, commercial and corporate banking. With a global outlook complimented by a strategic mind and sharp focus on business growth and improving financial relationships within key industries in the Caribbean, Ms. Jalasjaa welcomes her new leadership role in Cayman.
SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
Cheyenna is an accountant by education and experience, with a Masters in International Business and Finance. She has worked in a variety of roles during her career; including Assistant Financial Controller of a major US publically traded company. Cheyenna has worked in the private banking industry as a Trust and Corporate Services Manager since 2007 and currently serves as NCB Cayman’s Client Services Manager. She is responsible for client onboarding and portfolio management.
Cheyenna is an active member of the Cayman Islands Banker's Association.
Alessandro Sax, CFA
Alessandro has 14 years of experience in wealth management, gained in Canada and the Cayman Islands, working for top-tier international and Canadian asset managers. He is a CFA charter holder, the gold standard in international investment designations, and he specialises in cash management for large companies, advising institutional clients on discretionary portfolio management and wealth creation for private clients. Alessandro is also accustomed to working with lawyers and trustees to ensure their clients’ wealth, which is often held in Cayman structures, is preserved over the long-term by only investing in the highest quality investments.
Alessandro is an active member of the Cayman Islands CFA Society and a regular speaker at finance and investment-related events in the Cayman Islands.
Desiree VA Myles
Desiree has over 15 years of experience in private wealth management, providing excellent customer service to a large client portfolio, including onboarding new accounts for companies and individuals.
At NCB, she also manages and develops corporate and commercial banking accounts and supports the creation and implementation of business strategies for the bank.
Desiree is a highly skilled private banker with substantial knowledge and experience working with private clients to help them create and preserve wealth. She is results-oriented with extraordinary business acumen and a passion for wealth management, which makes her an asset to NCB, her clients and key stakeholders.
Desiree graduated with Honours from the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI), where she studied Master of Science in Management with a focus on Human Resources, which prepared her for managerial positions in top global organisations. She is also a member of Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honour Society for Business, Management and Administration, in recognition of her high academic achievement and willingness to pursue a life of wisdom, honour and aspirations.
REGIONAL WEALTH ADVISOR
Maria’s 18-year tenure with NCB Capital Markets has allowed her the platform to offer her clients strategic and insightful investment banking opportunities. Known for her strong commitment to service excellence and having an in depth knowledge of wealth management approaches, Maria now currently serves as Regional Wealth Advisor responsible for the daily management of client investment portfolios in excess of USD 180 million.
Her professional scope also lends itself to a variety of experiences namely offering advisory services to a broad array of clientele namely individuals and privately owned businesses; performing several transactions, including trust and estate-planning services, for ultra-high net worth clients. Prior to joining the NCB Capital Markets and NCB Cayman teams, Maria has worked in the treasury and retail banking industries for over 10 years and previous experience in customer service within the energy and consumer lifestyle sectors.
Maria is an internationally accredited Certified Financial Planner by the Chartered Banker Institute (Scotland), who also has an MSc in Investment Finance from the University of Technology, Jamaica amongst other degrees and certificates in the field. She is a member of the Cayman Finance European Committee.
ASSOCIATE INVESTMENT ADVISOR
Thianna has 12 years of experience in wealth management, client servicing and investment advisory services, gained in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Management Studies Marketing (awarded with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc)Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She also holds a certified Jamaican Securities Course.
Her introduction into the financial sector came from early mentorship and training at NCB Capital Markets Jamaica Ltd. Thianna’ s strong relationship management skills, coupled with her in-depth product knowledge has seen her evolve into one of organizations’ top performing officers and have been recognized many times for her outstanding work ethic.
In her role, Thianna oversees all account servicing activities and provides effective support to the sales team to achieve sales objectives.