Associate - BVI Office
Michele Hibbert is currently appointed as Executive Director for the British Virgin Islands overseeing day-to-day operations, providing advice to the board on industry and regulatory developments as well as general corporate matters. She actively engages and maintains relationships with all key groups, agencies, and organizations, acting as the liaison between the company, regulators, government authorities, as well as fellow colleagues. Michele is also responsible for developing AML/CFT risk-based strategies ensuring that regulatory requirements are met for operations in the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, and Anguilla.
Michele has long and comprehensive experience in the corporate and financial market. Prior to joining PMA, Michele was head of several in-house legal teams for leading multinational companies, developing and restructuring resources to achieve more cost-efficient internal legal services. She was involved in high level projects, including the negotiation for the interconnection of telecommunications and networks expansion agreements in Panama, the acquisition of two leading gaming companies, and the execution of the building material supply agreement for the construction of Panama’s Metro System Line 1 and the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Expansion Project.
Michele qualified as a Panamanian lawyer in 2002, receiving her bachelor degree in Law and Political Science and LLM in Corporate Law with honors from Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua. Additional studies include: Master in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Master in Tax Law from Universidad Especializada de Contadores Públicos Autorizados, Master in Administration and Business Direction, EGADE Business School- Tecnológico De Monterrey. Also, further specialization through the Executive Management Program from YALE University School of Management.