The IFC Power Women Top 100

Date: 04 Oct 2013


The IFC Power Women Top 100

The IFC Power Women 100 is an A-Z list of influencers and professionals working around the financial services industry in International Financial Centres. The list has been compiled from a number of sources. Part of the research was generated by the 2013 edition of the Citywealth Leaders List. This was combined with recommendations from leading figures in the financial services industry to widen the list to include women of influence in the major IFCs. We would like to thank those who contributed to the research.
The list focuses on influencers as well as professionals and celebrates powerful women from diverse backgrounds in government, private wealth, private client advisory and philanthropy across the international financial centres. It recognises women of achievement who are opinion formers, helping to promote business excellence in their home jurisdiction and consolidating the reputations of the financial services industry globally


1Monique AdamsHarneysBVI
Head of Private Client

2Aliya AllenBahamas Financial Services BoardBahamas

3Gillian ArthurThe Sanne Philanthropic FoundationJersey
Director, Philanthropy

4Farrah Ballands Appleby Trust (Jersey) LimitedJersey
Group Head Fiduciary & Admininstration Services. “High degree of professionalism, insight and leadership skills.‚Äù

5Kecia BarkawiValueworks AGSwitzerland
Managing Partner

6Grace BarkiRBC Wealth Management Singapore
Managing Director and Head of South East Asia

7Fiona Barrie OgierCayman Islands
Director, Head of Private Wealth, Cayman Islands

8Heather BestwickJersey FinanceJersey
Deputy CEO

9Monique BhullarWalkers GlobalCayman Islands
Senior Counsel, Global Trusts Group

10Deanna BidwellRBC Wealth ManagementCayman Islands
Head of Wealth, Caribbean

11Cora BincheyStonehage Trust HoldingsJersey
Head of Fiduciary

12Olga BoltenkoWithersSwitzerland
Partner. “The personification of professionalism.”

13Louise Bracken SmithFairway TrustJersey

14Carola Breusch VistraJersey

15Angela BurchallHSBCBermuda
Senior Trust Officer

16Maria-Carmen ButlerJP Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas)Bahamas
Managing Director

17Micheline Calmy ReySwiss GovernmentSwitzerland
Former President of the Switzerland Confederation and member of the Council of Women World Leaders

18Maria Canals de CedielQuilvestSwitzerland
Head Wealth Advisory, Managing Director, Switzerland

19Prudence Charles-PhillipAMSBVI
Director, Trust & Corporate Services

20Stacy ChoongJP MorganSingapore
Executive Director. “High flyer and technical genious.”

21Shauna ClaphamSwoffersGuernsey

22Tamara CorbinRawlinson & HunterCayman Islands
Partner, Charities, Trusts, Foundations

23Ann DaverinoBanque HeritageSwitzerland
Executive Director

24Emma DantecSaffery Champness (Suisse)Switzerland
Managing Director

25Zoe DayCayman Islands

26Sheila DeanEquiom TrustIsle of Man
Managing Director. “…hands on and innovative.‚Äù

27Diane de GalardSaga InvestmentsSwitzerland

28Caroline DeletraLenz & StaehelinSwitzerland

29Elise DonovanBVI International Finance CentreBVI
Executive Director. “Boldly defended the reputation of the BVI.”

30Elizabeth DulakeMinerva TrustJersey
Director, Group Head of Client Services

31Andrea DunsbyTurner & RoulstoneCayman Islands

32Lee Mc George Durrell Ph DDurrell Wildlife Conservation TrustJersey
Honorary Director

33Sally EdwardsOgierJersey

34Sue Elliott MVO, MBEBritish High Commission MaltaMalta
EU Political/Economic Affairs

35Amalia ErotokritosTP LawCyprus
Partner. “Cannot recommend highly enough.”

36Lana FarringtonBarclays Private Bank & TrustCayman Isands

37Belinda FerréBank Sarasin & Co LtdSwitzerland
Executive Director, External Trusts & Service Providers Team

38Leticia FrederickCayman Islands Islands Monetary AuthorityCayman Islands
Deputy Head Fiduciary Services

39Helen Green Saffery ChampnessGuernsey

40Sarah HannaKleinwort Benson Jersey
Executive Trust Director

41Saffron HarropJTC GroupJersey
Managing Director

42Lesley HodgsonNorthern TrustGuernsey
Managing Director, Global Family &Private Investment Offices, Guernsey

43Zillah HowardBedell CristinJersey

44Debra C HumphreysCayman Islands National CorporationCayman Islands
Risk & Compliance

45Stephanie JarrettBaker & McKenzieSwitzerland
Partner, Head of Wealth Management Group

46Wong Kai YunChia Wong LLPSingapore
Co-Managing Partner

47Sarajane KempsterRBC Wealth ManagementJersey
Private Client Director

48Vanessa KingO’Neal Webster BVI

49Thelma KwanBarclaysHong Kong
Head of Wealth Advisory, Asia Pacific

50Pamela KlonarisKlonaris and CoBahamas

51Karen Le CrasCarey OlsenGuernsey
Partner. “Great ambassador for the jurisdiction and extremely competent trusts lawyer.”

52Michelle Le HerissierBarclays Wealth Trustees (Singapore) LtdSingapore
Director, Head of Barclays Wealth Trustees (Singapore). “Precise and accurate.. always well informed…‚Äù

53Lee Syin LongWalkers GlobalSingapore
Head of Trusts, Asia. “Very bright. Definitely a thinker.‚Äù

54Linda LongworthHamilton Trust CompanyBermuda
Managing Director

55Fiona Le PoidevinGuernsey FinanceGuernsey

56Liz Le PoidevinRBC Wealth ManagementJersey
Private Client Director

57Liza Loucaides-TheofanousL Loucaides-TheofanousCyprus

58Justine MarkovitzWithersSwitzerland
Managing Director, Geneva

59Rosemary MarrNedgroup TrustJersey
Director, Head of Trusts

60Glenys Hanna Martin Government of the Bahamas Bahamas
Minister of Transport

61The Hon Allyson Maynard GibsonGovernment of the Bahamas Bahamas
Attorney General, Minister Legal Affairs

62Alicia McGinneyMP Family OfficeJersey
Head of Private Family Office

63Pearline McIntoshButterfield Trust BermudaBermuda
VP, Deputy MD Trust Services

64Morven McMillanMourant OzannesCayman Islands

65Claude MedernachArendt & MedernachLuxembourg

66Dr Annalise MicallefMicallef NotariesMalta

67Natasha MichaelidesThanos HotelsCyprus
Owner Manager

68Priscilla Mifsud-ParkerChetcuti Cauchi AdvocatesMalta

69Stella Mitchell VoisinSummit Trust InternationalSwitzerland
Managing Director

70Helen MunnsSTM FiduciareJersey
Managing Director

71Geraldine NoelAcumum Legal GroupMalta
Managing Partner

72Alison ParryLegis Group LtdGuernsey
Managing Director. “Energetic and motivational manager with true passion about her work.”

73Brita PfisterRothschild TrustSingapore
Head of Wealth Planning Asia

74Kathryn PurkisCollas CrillJersey
Partner, Head of Fiduciary

75Simone RetterRetter AttorneysLuxembourg
Managing Partner

76Naomi RiveApplebyJersey
Partner, Practice Group Head

77Emma RobertsRothschild TrustGuernsey
Managing Director. “Dynamic woman.”

78Emma SantiagoRawlinson & HunterCayman Islands
Senior Manager

79Vanessa SchrumApplebyBermuda
Head Private Client & Trusts

80Haidée StephensLouvre Fiduciary Group LimitedGuernsey
Managing Director

81Diane StirlingHSBC Private BankBermuda
Senior Trust Officer

82Jackie E StirlingBessemer Trust Co Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
Senior Resident Officer

83Ban Su MeiKhattar Wong & PartnersSingapore
Partner. “‚Ķa very understated but highly professional approach. Extremely reliable.”

84Catriona SyedCharles RussellGeneva/London
Partner. ‘A very understated but highly professional approach.”

85Willa TavernierO’Neal Webster BVI

86Liz TaylorRBC Wealth ManagementJersey
Private Client Director

87Tracy TepperLombard Odier Darier Hentsch Trust (Bermuda) LimitedBermuda
CEO & President

88Heather ThompsonHiggs & JohnsonBahamas

89Sanchia ThompsonATU General Trust BVI LtdBVI
Asst Managing Director

90Sheena ThompsonRBC Wealth ManagementCayman Islands
Regional Head of Operations

91Heather TibboCrestbridgeJersey

92Lisa ViziaSaffery ChampnessGuernsey
Director. “…professional, unflappable..‚Äù

93Sanna-Liisa ValtanenAsset Risk ConsultingGuernsey
Director, Head of Investment Consulting. “One of the foremost women in the financial playing field.”

94Julia WarranderAffinity Private WealthJersey
Director. “Her knowledge of the bond markets is extraordinary.”

95Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf Swiss Federal CouncilSwitzerland
Lawyer, Politician

96Frances WooApplebyHong Kong
Group Chairman, Managing Partner, Hong Kong:
Comment”Has established a strong reputation through her long-standing presence in the market.‚Äù

97Michelle WolfeMeritusBermuda
Managing Director. “Excellent with clients.”

98Tina WüstemannBär & KarrerSwitzerland

99Ruth YatesCayman Islands Islands Monetary AuthorityCayman Islands
Senior Analyst

100Emily YiolitisHarneysCyprus
Managing Partner

Citywealth supports women in private wealth and private client advisory through its Citywealth Women in Wealth group which meets once a quarter in London to discuss business and management issues.
The third Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards will be held in London on 23rd January 2014 to recognise the leading organisations across the international financial centres. Online voting for the 2013/14 shortlist is open. Visit:

Citywealth is holding its inaugural lunch for power women in private wealth and private client on 23 January 2013 at The Grange, St Pauls Hotel. The lunch will be an opportunity for senior women to network and to hear key speakers on women and business issues. There will also be three awards to recognise outstanding individuals. Tickets £195 + vat. Early bird discount of 10% for bookings received by September 2013. The Grange, St Pauls Hotel has a negotiated room rate available for Citywealth clients.

For any information on Citywealth, contact
Joe Bell, Managing Director, Citywealth (Jones Publishing Ltd)
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 526445

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