JS de Jager is the Managing Director of Cayman Management. He joined the firm in 2007, purchased the firm from the previous owner in 2021, and has overall responsibility for the diverse range of services provided by Cayman Management and its affiliated companies.
JS is a dual Cayman Islands (naturalized) and South African citizen and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of the Free State, South Africa. He has a broad professional and commercial accounting background, having worked as an accounting and corporate governance professional in both general practice and industry, including experience in South Africa from 2002 to 2007. JS currently holds a number of independent directorships of funds, financial technology holding and service companies, as well as investment management companies and captive insurance / reinsurance companies.
He is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association, the South African Institute of Professional Accountants, the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants and the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association of Cayman. In recent years JS sat as an executive committee member of the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, which is the representative body for the Cayman Islands captive insurance industry. JS is a Director of Cayman Finance Ltd., the representative body for the financial sector in the Cayman Islands.
His outside interests include golf, tennis, cricket and rugby, being a past member of the Cayman Islands National Rugby team. He is actively involved in a number of local charitable organisations and other non-profit research organisations, including volunteering as treasurer of and advisor to the board of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.