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fter the hurricane Irma, with staff scattered around the globe, then-managing partner Kerry Anderson called on Vanessa King—a 17-year veteran of the firm who had stayed in Tortola—to hold “things” together. It was a role that the Jamaicanborn attorney, volunteer, and mother stepped into with quiet resolve, and it was no surprise when, in February 2018, she was named the firm’s second female managing partner. Announcing the move, Mr. Anderson praised his colleague’s “yeoman’s service” to the firm, declaring that Ms. King would “undoubtedly set us on a new trajectory.” Now, as the BVI financial services sector faces existential threats from abroad, this storm-tested leader speaks to Business BVI about that trajectory and, also, how the territory must outfit itself with an exoskeleton of the latest graphene to face whichever winds blow next.

A STORM-TESTED LEADER LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

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Profile for Business BVI

Business BVI July 2019  

The theme for the July 2019 edition is ‘A View Beyond the Horizon’, which is intended to reflect where the territory is post 2017, while at...

Business BVI July 2019  

The theme for the July 2019 edition is ‘A View Beyond the Horizon’, which is intended to reflect where the territory is post 2017, while at...

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