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 currently pursuing the Chartered Director’s Program with the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute.
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. Since 1992 she held the position of 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 is a past director of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. Fé is also a part-time lecturer and consultant on corporate governance practices.
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.
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
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)