A career in banking was not top of mind for Deltec Bank & Trust chief executive officer Odetta Morton when she entered university at age 16. Morton’s earliest ambitions involved becoming a paediatrician, but the best-laid plans often buckle in the presence of weightier interests. In Morton’s case, it was an internship in the finance department of a local company in her hometown of Freeport, Grand Bahama in the summer following her sophomore year that shifted the budding physician’s passion to finance, and ultimately earned her a spot on a short and distinguished list of Bahamian female banking chief executive officers.
Taking the helm at Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd on April 1, 2019, Morton assumed responsibility for the flagship company of the Deltec International Group (DIG). Headquartered in The Bahamas, DIG is a diversified independent financial services group, providing through its member companies a range of private banking and fiduciary expertise, fund administration, investment management, digital asset financial services, insurance solutions, and corporate and merchant banking capabilities.