Mr. Keron Burrell currently holds the position of Chief Prudential Officer (CPO), Financial Institutions Supervisory Division at the Bank of Jamaica.
He began his career at Bank of Jamaica in 2008 as a Senior Analytical and Policy Officer in the Policy and Methodology Department, where he held several positions before being promoted to Head of the Department. In his current role as CPO, Mr Burrell leads two (2) sub-divisions which include Examinations and Regulation and Policies. He has responsibility for fostering financial system stability by overseeing the evaluation, development and implementation of the prudential supervisory and regulatory frameworks, fostering stakeholder engagement and compliance to ensure the safety and soundness of the financial system and ensuring the effective management of the Division’s resources to satisfy the Bank’s mandate for prudential supervision.
Mr Burrell holds a M.Sc. in Accounting and a B.Sc. in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and holds several certifications in the fields of Anti-Money laundering, Accounting and Fraud Investigation. He is a Justice of the Peace and a member of many professional associations including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist (ACFCS), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Institute (CAMLI).
Mr Burrell has represented the Bank in several international fora, most notably being Jamaica’s Representative to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group VI – Secured Transactions. Mr Burrell is a lifelong academic and has written several Papers in the field of Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Countering the Financing of Terrorism(CFT), Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction including Politically Exposed Persons in Jamaica and Auditing the NPO AML/CFT Framework of Jamaica.
Mr Burrell is an avid reader and enjoys watching soccer and running in his spare time.