With the assistance of President Luis Abinader, Scotiabank yesterday inaugurated a modern Global Services Campus, with an investment of US $ 80 million.
The facilities are located in the Parque de Zona Franca Las Américas, in Santo Domingo Este, and its primary objective is to export support services for Scotiabank operations around the world, an entity that celebrates 100 years in the country.
Marcela Giraldo, vice president of the Campus, reported that when the facilities operate at their maximum capacity, they will house about 2,000 employees and that they will export services to the countries where the bank has a presence.
Giraldo said that they currently offer services to Canada, the United States, Chile and the Virgin Islands, through a structure of four integrated units: Collections, Contact Center, Operations for the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Personal Banking Service Center.
He added that the facilities have two buildings of four floors each, with design parameters and setting of similar world-class organizations.
According to the Vice President of the Campus, “The Dominican Republic was selected for the availability of bilingual human talent, trained, as well as for the good climate for business.”
The bank executive said that the work “is part of Scotiabank's strategic vision, to focus business on its global network with good growth opportunities, as is the case in the Dominican Republic.” He indicated that the Dominican is Scotiabank's second Global Services Campus in Latin America, after highlighting that the first is in Bogotá, Colombia.
The ribbon cutting to inaugurate the work was in charge of President Abinader; Gonzalo Parral, general manager of Scotiabank, and Marcela Giraldo, vice president of Scotia GBS.
Abinader was accompanied by the ministers of the Presidency, Lisandro Macarrulla, and of Industry and Commerce, Víctor Bisonó, as well as by the Superintendent of Banks, Alejandro Fernández.