Meet Charlene Paul - DNA Candidate for change in Elizabeth


Charlene Paul, born December 17, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica is the third child born to Harold and Daphne Miller.  Her father Harold Miller hails from Fresh Creek, Andros and her mother is a Jamaican born naturalized citizen of The Bahamas. Born in Jamaica while her mother was on vacation, Charlene joined her brother and sister in The Bahamas one month later.

Charlene’s schooling took her through the halls of William Sayles Primary School on Nassau Street and St. Anne’s High School in Fox Hill, where she graduated with 7 subjects in the General Certificates of Education (GCEs) exams. As a recipient of a Pilot International Scholarship, Charlene received her initial tertiary education at the College of The Bahamas, graduating with an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration. She then received a scholarship from BORCO that enabled her to attend the London School of Accountancy in London, England. At the London School of Accountancy, Charlene successfully passed the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants professional exams and became a chartered accountant.

As an accountant, she worked with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche (formerly Touche Ross) for eleven years, becoming a Senior Manager in the company. Her auditing career was dominated by audit engagements in the field of Banking, Insurance and Trusts, and she was engaged on a number of international liquidations covering the laws of the United States, Switzerland and England.

Charlene was seconded to Commonwealth Bank Ltd. to evaluate the effectiveness of the bank’s auditing department, and, while there, she was offered the position of Vice President, Audit & Inspection at the bank.  She spent a total of twelve years at Commonwealth Bank – two (2) years as V.P., Audit & Inspection, four (4) years as Vice President & Group Financial Controller, and six (6) years as Vice President for Operations. As Vice President for Operations, Charlene was responsible for the oversight of the branch network, customer service, internal controls, policies & procedures, product development, data proof and statements and marketing.

She has served as a member of the Professional Practices Committee in the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of Pilot International, and a founding member of Kingdom Women In Business.
Now, Charlene is the President & Ceo of Yeshua International, a financial consulting and training company.

A licensed minister with the Assemblies of God in the Bahamas, including the Turks and Caicos Islands, she is involved in a number of social and religious initiatives that help to bring change in her community. These initiatives include: prep and teaching programs for high school students on conflict resolution and effective communication; partnerships with local police, provide training and support for their community initiatives; serving as a Women’s Ministry President, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and usher.

For 22 years, Charlene has been married to Rev. Dr. Patrick Paul, Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in the Bahamas including the Turks & Caicos Islands and former President of the Bahamas Christian Council. She and her husband have received an award from one of the local churches, recognizing them as “Kingdom Builders” for the work that they have done in advancing the kingdom of God. The couple has 3 children: Sheniqua, Jabez and Kezia; 1 adopted daughter, Charlene; 1 son-in-law, Bruce Davis, and 1 grandchild, Shamiah.

She is an avid reader and enjoys books on personal development, business, finance, personal financial management and leadership. For light reading, she enjoys books on family, relationships and historical settings.

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