Christina Rolle

Securities Commission of The Bahamas (Bahamas)

Ms. Christina R. Rolle is the Executive Director of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, having been appointed effective 26 January 2015.

Ms. Rolle has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Ms. Rolle has acted as Director and Deputy CEO for a prominent international private bank and held various senior managerial positions with local and other international institutions including Head of Trust and Fiduciary, Head of Risk, Compliance and Corporate Governance and Manager of Banking Services.

Ms. Rolle was a member of the FATCA advisory group for the Government of The Bahamas and has served on the Board of Directors of The Bahamas Financial Services Board (2009 – 2012) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Bahamas branch (2003 – 2005). She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Inter-American Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and is a member of IOSCO's Board of Directors.

During her tenure at the Securities Commission, Ms. Rolle has directly overseen the development and enactment of several pieces of legislation which are administered by the Commission: the Investment Funds Act, 2019 which provides for the licensing and regulation of investment funds, fund administrators as well as fund managers; the Financial and Corporate Service Providers Act, 2020 which regulates various non-bank financial and corporate service activities; the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Act, 2020 (DARE) which provides for the registration and distribution of digital tokens as well as the registration and regulation of digital token exchanges and other digital asset businesses.

In April 2020, Ms. Rolle was appointed to The Bahamas’s Economic Recovery Committee by Prime Minster, the Most Honourable Hubert Minnis, to make recommendations to the Cabinet on the long-term economic recovery of The Bahamas economy, including job-creation and stimulating small business recovery and development in response to COVID-19. Ms. Rolle continues to serve in this capacity.

Ms. Rolle holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and is an alumna of Harvard Business School.