January 2020

Creditinfo Jamaica appoints John Matthew Sinclair as CEO

PRESS RELEASE

National Commercial Bank of Jamaica veteran joins Creditinfo team to help credit providers embrace digitalisation and boost financial inclusion.

Creditinfo Group, the leading global credit information and decision analytics solutions provider, today announced that it has appointed John Matthew Sinclair as the CEO of its Jamaican credit bureau. In this role, Sinclair will continue the significant work conducted by Creditinfo in the country, with the vision of helping  credit providers to embrace technology and unlock access to more financial services for citizens and businesses.

Sinclair joined the Creditinfo Jamaica team in January 2020, following senior positions held at the Bank of Jamaica, and, more recently, the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica, where he was responsible for digital transformation across the organisation. His broad and unique experience in financial services, working for one of the most forward-looking banks and also experience on the regulatory part of banking, will play a crucial role in his new remit as CEO of Creditinfo Jamaica.

This strategic hire by Creditinfo will see Sinclair responsible for leading the charge in educating the Jamaican market on the importance of intelligent business solutions; broadening the usage of financial and non-financial data as instruments for credit providers; and providing best-in-breed risk management consultancy and automation solutions that help the industry make better financial decisions. Sinclair will lean on his experience driving and executing on digital transformation projects to support regulators in the country with the digitalisation of financial services.

Claudia Garcia, Regional Manager, LATAM & Caribbean, Creditinfo commented on the appointment: “John Matthew brings positive energy, openness, enthusiasm and in-demand skills to the role of CEO of Creditinfo Jamaica. This credit bureau is the oldest entity of our three points of presence in the Caribbean market, but we see huge untapped potential in the country. We’re excited to have John Matthew on board. His digital transformation experience will prove vital in helping to educate on the importance of digitalisation in financial services.”

John Matthew Sinclair, CEO of Creditinfo Jamaica added: “I’ve watched Creditinfo Jamaica from afar, and have been impressed with the way the bureau has built such a secure financial infrastructure in the region, with automation and digitalisation at the heart. As I join the Creditinfo team – a team that has been a key player in financial services innovation – I look forward to being at the forefront of such significant industry change in both Jamaica, and in the Caribbean more widely.”

Sinclair replaces former Creditinfo Jamaica CEO Craig Stephen, who after successfully driving the business through 3 consecutive years of growth will now take the position of COO.