The Honorable Ryan Pinder

Minister of Financial Services, Ministry of Financial Services, Government of the Bahamas

Honorable L. Ryan Pinder is a member of the Parliament of the Bahamas and has responsibility for policy making relating to the Financial Services Industry, as well as the portfolios of Trade and Industry and the establishment of the International Commercial Arbitration Center in the Bahamas. He is an attorney by profession having been admitted to the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Tax Attorney in 2000 and Bahamas Bar in 2009.

Before assuming office as a Cabinet minister in May 2012, Minister Pinder served as an international tax and commercial consultant in the firm of OL Private Corporate Counsel Ltd. His portfolio included advising international corporations on merger and acquisition transactions, international commercial tax structures and preparing international tax policy.

Additionally, prior to May 2012, Minister Pinder also served as a tax consultant at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. He was also the managing shareholder for the Nassau, Bahamas office. His responsibilities included establishing the firm's Nassau, Bahamas office, providing offshore tax planning for US clients, providing representation for US clients conducting business in The Bahamas and providing representation for Bahamian clients conducting business in the US.