Charmaine Quinland-Donovan

CEO, CIU Antigua and Barbuda

Mrs. Charmaine Quinland-Donovan holds the distinctions of being the first national of Antigua and Barbuda and the first woman, to head the country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU).

Her appointment as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) took effect on March 27th, 2017.

Prior to this recent appointment, Charmaine served in the CIU in three prominent capacities; Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer.  She was instrumental in shaping and implementing policies and procedures from the establishment of the Unit and making necessary enhancements in response to changes in the industry.

Charmaine holds a BSc with first class honours from the University of the West Indies. She is also a Chartered Director and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Charmaine’s employment history includes her almost nine-year tenure at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, where she served as Bank Examiner, supervised licensed financial institutions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, led examination teams and served the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission. She has also worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, where she was Senior Manager of Compliance for the Eastern Caribbean Region responsible AML/CFT and regulatory compliance for nine countries including Barbados and St. Maarten.