Sharine Daniel is first woman to head USZV Board


PHILIPSBURG – Sharine Daniel from St. Maarten is the first female to head the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Social Health Insurance USZV as Chairlady.

She joined the board as a member earlier this year, and was elected as designate Chairperson on August 17. She replaces Dr. Michel Petit, who served on the board as a member from 2011, and as Chairman from December 2014, until his resignation, which became effective as of August 15.

The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor VSA Emil Lee, and the Supervisory Directors of USZV accepted Dr. Petit’s resignation as Chairman.

Minister Lee thanked Dr. Petit for his contribution to the board during his lengthy tenure as a member and subsequently as Chairman and wished him all the best in his future endeavors.

Daniel is armed with years of experience in the financial sector in St. Maarten and the United States of America. She currently serves as Chief Internal Auditor at NV GEBE. She holds a Bachelor’s of Administration (BA) Degree in Accounting, Masters of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in finance. She is currently finalizing her doctoral study – Doctorate in Business Administration, with a specialization in Accounting, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. Besides her degrees, she is also certified in Forensic Accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Daniel is happy to serve on the board of one of the most important institutions in St. Maarten. “I am honored to serve and contribute towards the further development of one of the most important institutions on our island and will do my utmost to meet the requirements and challenges ahead,” she said.