Edmund Lawrence (Governor-General)
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Sir Edmund Lawrence
|Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis|
2 January 2013
|Prime Minister||Denzil Douglas|
|Preceded by||Cuthbert Sebastian|
14 February 1932 |
Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
|Alma mater||University of London|
Sir Edmund Lawrence is the 3rd Governor General of the independent nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. He was sworn-in at midnight of 1 January 2013. He was born in St. Kitts on 14 February 1932. He is Methodist. Sir Edmund taught in elementary schools on the island between 1951 and 1954. He graduated from the University of London in 1966 with a degree in Economics.
Following his graduation from the University of London, Sir Edmund lectured at Walbrook College in London between 1967 and 1969. He returned to the Caribbean and began an illustrious career.
In 1970, Sir Edmund established the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Limited (SKNANB) which has grown in assets from US$75 thousand to US$0.75 billion making it arguably be the largest indigenous bank in the Eastern Caribbean. Sir Edmund also established other institutions still in existence including the National Bank Trust Company (NBTC) in 1972, the National Caribbean Insurance Company (NCIC) in 1973, and the St. Kitts and Nevis Mortgage and Investment Company in 2001.
He is a founding member of the Standing Committee of Chief Executives of Indigenous Commercial Banks (now termed the Caribbean Association of Banks) in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Sir Edmund held several top-level executive positions and directorships in business on the island and throughout the Leeward and Windward islands of the Eastern Caribbean between 1971 and 2012.
In 2010, Sir Edmund was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Knight Commander of the most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George for his services to the Banking and Financial sector.
Sir Edmund continues active involvement in several non-profit organizations including the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society and Rotary International.
Sir Edmund is married to Lady Hulda and they have six children.
An economist by profession, Sir Edmund is the founder and managing director of the St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank.
- "Sir Edmund Lawrence Sworn in as Governor General". St. Kitts and Nevis Observer. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- Lawrenzi Jr., Geno (25 December 2012). "Sir Cuthbert Steps Down, Sir Edmund Steps Up". The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
Sir Cuthbert Sebastian
|Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis