Ms. Carla James

Ms. Carla James

Executive Director, Financial Services Authority, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

CARLA JAMES is a barrister at law, solicitor and Notary Public and serves as the Executive Director of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) St. Vincent and the Grenadines since September 2018. The FSA was established in 2012 to regulate, supervise and develop the non-bank and international financial services sector in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition, the FSA monitors compliance of all regulated entities and activities with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Legislation. As Executive Director, Carla also holds the posts of Registrar of BCs, Trusts, Mutual Funds and Credit Unions and Commissioner of International Insurance. She is also a statutory member of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee. Carla has worked in the field of financial services since 2003, specifically the detection and combating of financial crimes, firstly as the Legal Officer of the Financial Intelligence Unit, known as one of the leading FIUs in the Caribbean region, and then as its Director from 2016-2018. She has also served as a Magistrate for a year and a half where she adjudicated on all aspects of the law.


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