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Ronnie Bissessar - Chairman

ATTORNEY AT LAW 

Ronnie Bissessar is a commercial attorney at law in his own Chambers. A certified mediator, Ronnie is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, the University of London and Lincoln’s Inn, London. He has and is serving on various boards including TSTT, the Prestige Past Students Foundation and the Trinidad and Tobago Legal Network and was Chairman of SWRHA. Ronnie is a Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of San Fernando South and the holder of a Paul Harris Fellowship. Ronnie is also the President of the Trinidad and Tobago  Heart Foundation and is a Senior Ordinary Member of the Council of the Law Association and served as Vice President of the Assembly of Southern Lawyers.



 
   

Leslie Clarke - Director

MANAGING DIRECTOR - MURPHY CLARKE FINANCIAL 

Leslie is a co-founder of the investment firm Murphy Clarke Financial where he also serves as the Managing Director. A graduate of St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia Canada, Leslie has held senior positions within Trinidad & Tobago’s Financial Sector, including Scotiatrust and Merchant Bank, RBC Royal Bank (formerly RBTT) and Sagicor Merchant Limited. He has worked on various pension and segregated plans, including multinationals, Investment Committees and Non Governmental Organizations. Leslie and his team have designed asset allocation models and alternative investment strategies that have proven successful since the financial crisis of 2008. 




     

Rani Lakhan-Narace - Director  

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN - TRINRE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED       

Rani Lakhan-Narace has contributed to the growth and development of organizations in both the retail and financial services sectors and has served on several Boards including those of  many community organizations. 

Rani is the Executive Chairman of TRINRE. She has served as the President of the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) and has  also been a member of the Board of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC). She  received both an Executive Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and a Post BA  Certificate  from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, UWI,  and   holds a Bachelor’s Degree in  Social Sciences with a major in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is presently an advisor to the Board of SHIFT!Caribbean, an NGO that is committed to just and   lasting  change through transformational programs for sustainable social impact.



     

Fe Lopez-Collymore - Director

ATTORNEY AT LAW 

Fé is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago (1981) whose career has been focused on the provision of in house legal services across a wide range of commercial activities, particularly property development, insurance and financial services.   For 25 years, since 1992 she held the position of Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the holding company and other member companies of the Trinidad & Tobago based Guardian Group which specializes in financial services.  From 1997 she became a member of the executive team of the group holding company, Guardian Holdings Limited and has served as a director on a number of Guardian Group member companies as well as companies established as joint venture vehicles.  She retired from these positions in August 2017 (General Counsel) and  2018 (Corporate Secretary) and currently provides Consultancy Services to the Group. She is a past director of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. Fé is also a part-time lecturer and consultant on corporate governance practices

 

   

Arnold Niranjan - Director

CARIBBEAN MANAGING PARTNER, ADVISORY, FRAUD INVESTIGATION & DISPUTE SERVICES, ERNST AND YOUNG SERVICES LIMITED  

Arnold is the leader of Ernst & Young Caribbean’s Advisory Services practice with responsibility for the provision of services to clients across the region. Arnold has direct experience in corporate governance structuring, company operations appraisal, institutionalizing processes and procedures, operations and internal auditing, process improvement and corporate strategic planning.

Arnold has conducted engagements for Ernst & Young in a number of countries including the English speaking Caribbean on a variety of engagements involving multinational organizations, government and regional entities.




   

Ann Marie Rhoden 

ACCOUNTANT  

Mrs. Ann Marie Rhoden is a former Deputy Financial Secretary in charge the Pubic Enterprises Division of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.  She is a Fellow and past Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica, a graduate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute.  She honed her accounting skills at KPMG prior to joining the public sector in 1986.

Mrs Rhoden holds a Masters in Development Studies (major in Economics for Development) from the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Holland and a Bachelor of Arts which she gained at the University of the West Indies, Mona – Jamaica.  She is a trained Corporate Governance Instructor and currently serves as Associate Pastor at Greater Grace Temple in Kingston, Jamaica.



     

Nigel Romano - Director

 MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO– JMMB BANK (T&T) LIMITED

Nigel is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in public accounting and   banking across the globe. He holds his B.Sc., M.Sc., C.A., BSP He started his career with KPMG where he spent nine years in public accounting. Nigel then joined Citibank in June 1988 as CFO in Trinidad  & Tobago and left six  years later to join E&Y as Tax and Corporate Finance Partner.

Nigel has been based in Indonesia, Asia and Singapore. In November 2006 he   assumed the role of head of Citi’s Asia Pacific shared services organization (Citi Business Services), responsible for 19 countries, based in the Philippines.  In   October 2008 Nigel returned to the finance function in the role of Country CFO and O&T Head for Citi’s businesses in the Philippines where the bank employs over 5,000 staff and generates over US$400MM in revenues per annum from an expense base of approximately US$200MM.



     

Sasha Shillingford - Director

CORPORATE SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL: LEGAL SERVICES, REPUBLIC BANK (BARBADOS) LIMITED 

Ms. Sasha Shillingford is an Attorney-at-Law with over twenty years’ experience, specializing in Corporate Law. She has been Corporate Secretary/General Counsel of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited for the past  ten years, where she has developed extensive knowledge in the area of Corporate Governance.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Shillingford worked at 
a leading law firm in Barbados, and spent a number of years working at law firms  in Jamaica and Antigua, including 5 years as Senior Legal Counsel at the Jamaica Fair Trading Commission. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (2nd Class Hons). She also holds a Certificate in Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School, and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University in the United Kingdom.



 








 

Marlon Yarde - Director

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BARBADOS STOCK EXCHANGE 

Mr. Yarde is the Managing Director of the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE) and the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI). 

An Accountant by profession, with over twenty-five years experience he is a member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and the  Caribbean (June 1995), as well as a member of the Institute of Chartered  Accountants of Barbados (May 1996). He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados in October 2006. He became a Fellow of the  Certified General Accountants Association of Canada in June 2009 in recognition of the invaluable contributions made not only to the CGA Association but to the   community at large.

 Mr. Yarde holds a Bachelors of Law (LL.B (Hons)) from the University of Huddersfield in the UK (2010). He also holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) specializing   in  Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Canada  (2013).


 
 
Ramesh Dookhoo - Director

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, BANKS DIH LIMITED  

Mr. Ramesh Dookhoo is the Business Development Executive of Banks DIH Limited, based in Guyana. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and is a certified risk management and assurance professional. (CRMA).

Mr. Dookhoo is a former President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Limited and the former Chairman of the Private Sector Commission of Guyana. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Guyana. He continues to serve on the Board and Council of these two business organizations at the behest of Banks DIH Limited, his employers.

Mr. Dookhoo is the current President of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce and a member of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund Board of Trustees. Mr. Dookhoo is also immediate Past Chairman of a number of Boards in Guyana including the Board of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Board of Guyana Water Inc.  He is also the founder Chairman of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission of Guyana

Mr. Dookhoo is the recipient of the Paul Harris rotary award and a GMSA Lifetime award for service to the Business Community.






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