Dr. Adrian Stokes, Ph.D., MBA

A former Commonwealth Scholar, Dr. Stokes is a graduate of the University of Manchester where he obtained a PhD in International Finance. He has an MSc (Distinction) and BSc (First Class Honors) in Economics from UWI.

He is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance and Wealth Management at Scotia Group Jamaica where he has primary responsibility for the growth and profitability of wealth management, individual life, group life, and pension insurance businesses to support the strategic goals of Scotia Group Jamaica.

Adrian joined the Scotia Group in 2010 where he was the Vice President responsible for Strategy and Product Development at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited (SIJL). He led the development of several product initiatives that are now vital components of the company’s product portfolio.

In 2012, he was promoted to Group Strategist with responsibilities covering all the subsidiaries of the Scotia Group Jamaica. Throughout this time he supported the execution of a number of regional and local projects. In 2013, he was appointed VP for Market Risk, Strategy, and Business Intelligence where he successfully led the incorporation of data analytics into the crafting and execution of key Group priorities.

Dr. Stokes is a leading commentator on the Jamaican economy and has been at the center of many private sector led initiatives to improve macroeconomic performance in Jamaica. He is a Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica.