The management team of the Barbados Stock Exchanges brings extensive financial sector experience to bear from a diverse range of qualified industries. Their combination of local, regional and international expertise has been vital to the continued development of Barbados’ capital markets.
Marlon E. Yarde, JP., FCPA., FCGA., FCA., LL.B. (Hons)., LL.M. (Osgoode)., FCIS.
Marlon E. Yarde has been with the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc (BSE) and its subsidiary, the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI) since November 1, 2003. He currently holds the position of Managing Director of the BSE and the BCSDI effective March 31, 2016 when he was elected to their respective Boards of Directors.
Mr. Yarde has played a key role in many of the significant developments at the BSE over his fourteen-year tenure. These include, most recently, the BSE’s demutualization in December of 2015 and the launch of the International Securities Market (ISM) in March of 2016.
Mr. Yarde, an accountant by profession, became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados in October 2006 (member since May 1996) and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Canada in June 2009 (member since June 1995).
Mr. Yarde holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of Huddersfield in the UK and a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, Canada. He also holds the Fellowship designation (FCIS) from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in Canada.
J. Ezra Marshall, MBA
Deputy General Manager – Operations
Ezra Marshall has been with the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE) and Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI) since June 1st, 1998. He holds the post of Deputy General Manager and is directly responsible for all operating activity.
Mr. Marshall has, in his nearly twenty (20) years with the BSE, been in the forefront of the implementation of electronic trading, clearance and settlement systems for the BSE & BCSDI. His input has been instrumental in the creation of a technologically sound, world-class stock exchange and its depository which is compliant with internationally recognized trading and settlement standards. As Chairman of the Technical Committee of the regional grouping of Caribbean exchanges, which includes the Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago exchanges, he has also been a driving force behind the move to a single platform for the Caribbean Exchanges Network (CXN) with a goal of achieving a single unified Caribbean order book.
Mr. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill and a Masters in Business Administration with specialization in International Business from the University of Liverpool.
Mr. Marshal is a sport enthusiast. He is the President of the Benfica Cricket Club and is Treasurer of the Barbados Darts Association and his domino club, the B.U.T. Cavaliers.
Corporate & Executive Secretary
Kerry Greene is the Corporate & Executive Secretary of the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE). With over seventeen years of experience in the capital markets industry, Ms. Greene provides invaluable support to the enduring success of the Exchange.
Ms. Greene has been actively involved in several projects at the BSE, including its most recent demutualization on December 22, 2015. She lends her strategic assistance and operational insights to the Managing Director, the Deputy General Manager and the Board of Directors in support of all major initiatives at the stock exchange.
Prior to joining the BSE, Ms. Greene worked within the legal fraternity. She holds a BSc in Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus and has pursued additional training throughout the years to enhance her administrative skills. She is currently in diligent pursuit of her Chartered Secretaries’ designation with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries Association (ICSA).
Ms. Greene has a wonderful sense of humor and enjoys interacting with her colleagues and clients alike. She has one daughter and is an avid Member of the Anglican Church.
Barry Blenman, MSc.
Operations Supervisor – Business Development
Barry Blenman joined the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. on February 2, 2009 in the post of Registry Services Assistant. At the time, his primary role was the management of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited’s share register and the preparation of the BSE’s daily trading reports. On September 2, 2010, he was promoted to his current post of Operations Supervisor – Business Development reporting directly to the Managing Director.
Mr. Blenman acts as liaison for external partners and internal groups with the key responsibility of identifying, negotiating and managing relationships with partners whose objectives and product/service offerings complement both the short and long-term vision of the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. He still retains his reporting duties – researching, preparing and disseminating all market related information on behalf of the BSE, the coordination of all outreach programmes including conferences and seminars and all communications with various media outlets both local and international.
Mr. Blenman has worked in the international business and financial services sector, the local manufacturing sector and the Civil Service. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Project Management, a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Management (Upper Second-Class Honours) from the University of West Indies – Cave Hill as well as Associate Degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
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