Kendra Foster, Managing Partner, Ocorian Law (Cayman) Ltd.
Kendra Foster was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2005. She has over 17 years of experience in the Cayman Islands financial services industry. She is a Council Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, a Deputy Chair of the Cayman Islands Immigration Appeals Tribunal and a Deputy Chair of the Cayman Islands Planning Appeals Tribunal. Proficient in financial services, investment funds, and general corporate commercial practice, Kendra specialises in regulatory oversight, licensing, risk management and information disclosure. She routinely advises on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, counter-proliferation financing, and sanctions.
Steve Bramwell, Owner, Artech Ltd.
Owner of A/C company Artech Ltd, Steve loves serving the community and providing high quality services at a reasonable cost to all his customers. Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, Steve moved to Grand Cayman with his family in the early 1980s. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology in Jamaica and then returned to the Cayman Islands where he gained valuable experience with a local contractor before launching Artech. Steve is the proud father of a teenage daughter. He enjoys riding motorcycles discussing new ideas, and is partial to a small bowl of freshly steamed plain rice at the end of a long day.
Matthew Adam CPA, Director, Cayman Crystal Caves
Matthew is currently an Audit Director at Rankin Berkower (Cayman) Ltd and has over 15 years’ experience in Financial Services, providing accounting and auditing services to hedge funds, trust companies, private banks, and other investment vehicles. Matthew is a Director of BSA Consulting Ltd., which manages the Cayman Crystal Caves tourist attraction. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International College of the Cayman Islands and a Director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands and served on the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Development Bank between 2009 and 2013.
Sarah Hobbs, Vice President and Country Head, Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd.
Sarah has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, having held increasingly senior positions in Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management and Operations. She has been actively involved in strategic initiatives for the English Caribbean Region, and was Managing Director for Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. and Managing Director for Scotiabank (British Virgin Islands) Limited. Sarah is the current President of the Cayman Islands Banker’s Association. Outside work, Sarah’s a mom who loves travelling and spending time with her family. She is passionate about the environment and enjoys giving back to her community.
Dan DeFinis, Chief Executive and Engineering Officer, Davenport Development
Dan relocated to Cayman in 2014 to work for The Ritz-Carlton as Chief Engineer. In 2017, he became Engineering Manager for Cricket Square during which time he enrolled with the University of Liverpool to work on his MBA. After three years at Cricket Square, he took on responsibility as Engineering Manager and was recently appointed Chief Executive and Engineering Officer. He currently serves as President of the Cayman Contractors Association. Prior to moving to Cayman in 2014, he was a mechanical engineer in the aerospace field working for an industry leader based out of Connecticut. Dan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic University respectively.