President and CEO, Region 1

Simona Watkis

Simona is an accomplished and multitalented Executive with domestic and regional experience in sales, business development, operations, P&L responsibility, multichannel product distribution and marketing, involving both start up and growth organizations. She was previously the CEO of NCB Capital Markets (Barbados) Limited where she led the strategic direction with full responsibility for local and regional business expansion and product development. 

During the time she successfully led a team of revenue drivers in wealth management, syndication, and investment banking, along with other business critical functional operations to ensure that all aspects of the company were efficient. At Proven Wealth (Cayman) Limited, Simona will be responsible for regional expansion and fostering development within the market by providing investors with greater investment opportunities particularly through fixed income investments and structured financing. She sits as Director of the Barbados Stock Exchange, where she serves on the Audit & Finance Committee and the Viability Committee. As a member of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce she serves as council member and sits on the Finance Committee.  Simona currently lives in the Cayman Islands and has lived and worked in the Caribbean for over (20) years.  

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