Rowena Bethel has joined the AIF as a Board member. Rowena is a Bahamian national and an attorney-at-law. She was Director/CEO of the National Insurance Board, the social insurance fund of The Bahamas and has served for 31+ years in The Bahamas’ government service. Rowena is Vice Chair of both the UN Committee of Experts in Public Administration (CEPA) and the ISSA Technical Commission on Employment Policies. She has also worked as an independent global regulatory consultant on public governance, international tax policy and ICT law and policy.
Rowena is a Member of the UN Committee of Experts in Public Administration (CEPA). She also participates in the work on the UN eGovernment Survey and annual eGovernment awards forum. She was previously a member of UN Strategy Council for GAID; the UN Committee of Experts on Tax Cooperation; The Bahamas’ representative on the OECD Global Tax Forum; Vice Chair of the ISSA Technical Commission on Employment Policies and Unemployment Insurance; Chair of CARICOM Heads of Social Security; and lead negotiator for CARIFORUM for the EU EPA.
She is Deputy Chair of the Cellular Liberalization Task Force and a member of the National Health Insurance Task Force. She previously served as Deputy Chair of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company.
Rowena holds an LL.B (Leicester University); an LL.M in IT and Telecommunications Law and Policy (Strathclyde University) and a Diploma in Offshore eCommerce Law from IBLS. Rowena is a member of the Bar of England and Wales, and of The Bahamas Bar.