Brenda Bastienne appointed non-executive board director of Falcon Insurance | 08 May 2020
Brenda Bastienne has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of insurance provider Falcon.
Ms Bastienne is currently the head of market regulation with MERJ Exchange Limited where she was also appointed in December 2018, as an executive director.
She holds a Joint Honours Degree in Economics and Finance from The Manchester University as well as a Master of Public Policy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration both from The Australian National University.
She is a professional member of the United Kingdom-based International Compliance Association after completing their International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.
As the head of market regulation, a post she has been occupying since 2016, Ms Bastienne is responsible for implementing the compliance framework for MERJ Exchange Limited and ensuring adherence by the MERJ Exchange Limited members, sponsor advisors and listed companies of their compliance with the exchange rules. She also currently chairs the listing committee for the exchange.
Prior to joining the MERJ Exchange Limited team, Ms Bastienne worked for the government of Seychelles, specifically for the ministry responsible for Finance for a decade where she last held the position of director general for policy and strategy. The division was, at the time, instrumental in reviewing and implementing fiscal policies linked to government’s budgetary framework. She was part of the team involved in the Seychelles’ Macro-Economic Reform in 2008 which saw the introduction of new legislations and institutions in the country.
Over the past decade she has served as a director on the boards of various government entities including the Seychelles Licensing Authority and the National Information Services Agency and is today the non-executive chairperson of the Development Bank of Seychelles, a post she has occupied since January 2018.
Ms Bastienne also currently chairs the Procurement Review Panel under the Seychelles Public Procurement Act, 2008 and is a director on the board of Enterprise Seychelles Agency.
She has a willingness to learn and has a keen eye for details. She is also a foodie and an avid fan of Chelsea Football Club.
“I am excited to serve as a non-executive director of Falcon Insurance as it represents a great opportunity to contribute to its success in establishing itself as a key player in the insurance landscape of Seychelles,” said Ms Bastienne.
Falcon Insurance MD, Darren Roberts, has welcomed the appointment, stating that “Ms Bastienne has all the right qualities and qualifications Falcon was looking for and I for one am delighted she has accepted our offer. This only adds credence to Falcon’s commitment of nurturing local talent.
“This is, in my opinion, a huge success for Falcon as it adds so much strength and balance to our board for a bright future. We are currently entering a period of global uncertainty that will impact us locally, but I am sure that with the right decisions and governance we can not only ride out this storm, but actually come out far stronger.”
The appointment is effective immediately.