Guest Info

Brian Stuart-Young has been the CEO of the Global Bank of Commerce for over 25 years. He oversees the bank’s corporate and group Head Office in Antigua and has executive responsibility for GBC and its related financial service companies. He is a Professional Member of ACAMS and has extensive experience in the financial services sector for over 30 years, receiving an award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service in 2010.

About the Show

Amidst the backdrop of global financial uncertainties and climate change concerns, Antigua and Barbuda stands at a crucial crossroads. As a small nation economy with a growing interest from the global Indian community, the country is positioned to lead a renaissance in the Caribbean region. 

In this podcast episode, Rajan Nazran is joined by Brian Stuart-Young, the esteemed CEO of Global Bank of Commerce in Antigua, as they embark on a journey to explore the transformative ideas shaping the future of Antigua and Barbuda. In an age of austerity and economic challenges, it is easy to point fingers at bankers as the culprits behind a nation’s woes. 

However, Brian provides a fresh perspective, highlighting the pivotal role that banking can play in supporting climate resilience and unlocking a new era of national prosperity. He delves into the power of FinTech and how its integration into the banking sector can drive this transformation.

At the core of their discussion is the realisation that banking, with its ability to mobilise and allocate financial resources, holds the key to unlocking prosperity for the nation. By actively engaging with climate resilience initiatives, banks like the Global Bank of Commerce can significantly drive economic growth and create employment opportunities that benefit the entire community.

Brian passionately emphasises the importance of embracing innovative solutions and opportunities presented by the intersection of finance, technology, and sustainability. As they explore the landscape of Antigua and Barbuda’s future, they envision a thriving economy that prioritises environmental responsibility and sustainable development. Together, they uncover the region’s untapped potential and how a collaborative effort between banks, FinTech, and the global Indian community can catalyse positive change.

Rather than solely blaming bankers for economic hardships, Brian and Rajan reveal the immense possibilities that arise when finance is harnessed for the greater good. As they envision a resilient and prosperous future for Antigua and Barbuda, their discussion serves as a source of inspiration for nations worldwide seeking to navigate the challenges of the modern era with innovative approaches and unwavering determination.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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