Bruce Bowen is best known in the Caribbean for his 26 year career with Scotiabank in their International Banking Division. Between 2013-2016, he held the role of Senior Vice President – Caribbean and was responsible for operations across 20 countries. Over his 5 years as CEO of Scotia Group Jamaica (2008-2013), he established the Group as the most profitable publicly listed company in Jamaica, growing market share in retail mortgage and commercial lending, life insurance sales and mutual funds (unit trust) under his management. Bruce has a notably successful track record leading large, complex financial service companies throughout diverse international markets.
As a respected leader and trusted advisor across the Caribbean, he has participated in a number of national initiatives, private sector associations and charitable organisations such as the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (Chairman), Junior Achievement Jamaica (Chairman) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (Director).