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.
Clarence Faulkner, BComm, MBA (Hons)- Director
MANAGING PARTNER, PENSION MANAGEMENT INTERACTIVE INC. - B.V.I
Clarence Faulkner is the Founder and Managing Director of PMI Group of companies providing Consultancy, Management and Administrative services to private and public Pension Plans. He has worked in the Pension and investment arena for over 18 years.In addition Mr. Faulkner is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands and a Member of the Governments’ National Economic Advisory Council.
Mr Faulkner also served as the former Investment Manager of the BVI Social Security Board which involved the establishment of investment policies, strategies and the identification and ongoing due diligence of key services providers to achieve the stated objectives. Fund grew 4 fold to just over $400 Million. Additionally, he is the former Vice-Chairman of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) Technical commission on Investments, the former Chairman of a Working Group of the CARICOM Regional Social Security Systems to develop an MOU for pooling resources for investment outside of the Caribbean Region and the recipient of the 2011 Atlantic Connection “Pathfinder Award” for his Contribution to Global Fiduciary education and Fiscal Responsibility”
Vincent Hippolyte - Director
Managing Director, Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) - St LUCIA
Vincent Hippolyte is the CEO of the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) in St. Lucia.He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority in St. Lucia as well as a Director on the Vielles Ville Development Company. Vincent holds a Bsc in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and an Msc in Port and Shipping Adminsitration from the Maritime World Maritime University in Sweden. He has worked all over the Eastern Caribbean
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 MBA 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 currently pursuing the Chartered Director’s Program with the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institution (CCGI).
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
GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY, GUARDIAN HOLDINGS LIMITED
Fé Lopez-Collymore is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the GHL Group based in Trinidad and Tobago. Admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago since 1981, she oversees the provision of corporate secretarial and legal services to the Group in addition to her function as Corporate Secretary. She is a member of the GHL Executive Board.
Dr. Arnold Niranjan - Director
CARIBBEAN MANAGING PARTNER, ADVISORY SERVICES, FRAUD INVESTIGATION & DISPUTE SERVICES, ERNST AND YOUNG
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.
Jacqueline Quamina - Director
Corporate Secretary & Group General Counsel, Republic Bank ltd
Mrs. Jacqueline H. C. Quamina, LLB, MA, MBA, serves as Corporate Secretary and Group General Counsel of Republic Bank Limited. Mrs. Quamina is experienced in areas of Banking, Finance and corporate law in the Caribbean. She serves as a Director of Barbados National Bank Inc. and East Caribbean Financial Holding Co. Ltd. Mrs. Quamina has been a Non Executive Director of Unilever Caribbean Limited since May 22, 2009. Mrs. Quamina also serves as a director of Republic Securities Limited, Eastern Caribbean Financial Holdings Limited, Barbados National Bank Limited the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce and Bishop Anstey Junior School. An attorney at law with over twenty five years experience, Mrs. Quamina received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies and was called to the Bar of England and Wales where she is a member of Grays Inn. Mrs. Quamina holds an Executive MBA from the University of the West Indies, is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
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.
Marlon Yarde - Director
General Manager, Barbados Stock Exchange
Mr. Yarde has been the General Manager and Corporate Secretary of the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE) and the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI) since November 1, 2003 and Chief Executive Officer and General Manager since January 1, 2007.
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)