Karen Tom Yew

General Manger, Group Marketing & Communications, Republic Bank Limited

Karen Tom Yew, General Manager, Group Marketing and Communications, is a career banking professional with more than 20 years of managerial experience at Republic Bank Limited. Prior to her current position, Ms. Tom Yew served as Regional Corporate Manager at Corporate Business Centre, North, leading a diverse team of Corporate & Credit Managers, growing the bank’s client and asset base, and managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio.

Ms. Tom Yew has previously served as Branch Sales Manager, Independence Square; Corporate Manager, Commercial Centre; Manager, Merchant Banking, Republic Finance and Merchant Bank; and Manager, Overseas Operations. She has also served as a senior bank representative on a joint project with management consultants from McKinsey & Company.

Ms. Tom Yew holds an LLB (Upper Second Class Honours) from the University of London; an International MBA in Finance (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies and a B.Sc. in Management Studies (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies. She has also completed several courses including the Euromoney – Project Finance; E-Bank Training – Credit Risk Management; and Digital Strategies for Business from Columbia Business School.

External Appointments:
Ms. Tom Yew currently serves as Chair of Trinidad and Tobago Free Zones Limited, chair of the Special Economic Zone Authority and was a recent past Chair of the Finance and Human Resources Committee at National Flour Mills Limited.