- Nassau, Bahamas
Returning to the Bahamas in 1980, Lester Turnquest worked at the Bahamian Ministry of Finance until 1981, where he helped implement their business license tax, which is a major source of revenue for the Bahamian government. In 1981, he moved to work for Cititrust (Bah) Ltd, a subsidiary of Citibank, where he was responsible for overseeing accounts, cash flow analyses, and analyzing real estate trusts.
In 1982, Mr. Turnquest moved to the Bahamian branch of Bank Leu (now Clariden Leu) as vice president. At Bank Leu he was primarily responsible for companies and trusts, remaining in that position until 1996. In 1997, he worked for the Bahamian government as the parliamentary secretary for health, and in 2000 he became the managing director of Hampton Insurance before taking on his current position at the Green Bay Group in 2007. Concurrent to his work with the Green Bay Group, he is deputy chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, a government-owned company that manages water resources.