Mr. Wendell E Lawrence OBE has considerable experience in assisting clients in a range of matters including citizenship, immigration, taxation finance and governance. He played a prominent role in restructuring the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme in 2005 and in the launch of the marketing initiative that introduced the programme to immigration specialists and wealth planners all over the globe.
His intimate knowledge of St. Kitts and Nevis and of the Caribbean region has helped to establish Caribbean Governance Consultants Inc, the company he founded, as one of the Caribbean’s leading provider of financial consultancy, citizenship and governance services to clients all over the globe interested in establishing a presence, investing, or doing business in the Caribbean.
He has acquired firsthand knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework and business climate of various Caribbean Jurisdictions through the roles he played as the Financial Secretary of St. Kitts and Nevis, a Director of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Chairman of the Regional Debt Coordinating Committee (RDCC), a Director of the Caribbean Development Bank , a member of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) that plays a key role in the Governance of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), and St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary (with accreditation to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Association of Caribbean States(ACS). He was instrumental in the restructuring of the Caribbean Community in the role of Project Manager, and in reviewing the Governance structure of the Caribbean Court of Justice in a consultative role.
His educational and professional qualifications include a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the University of London, membership of the Eastern Caribbean Association of Chartered Accountants and membership of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).