Ian Chinapoo
(Executive Director)
 

Leonardo Ambrose
 

Douglas Camacho

 

Helen Drayton
 

Anne-Marie James
 

Lorraine Kam

 

Michelle Durham-Kissoon
 

Ruben Mc Sween
 

L.Dominic Rampersad

 

John Tang Nian
 

Jonathan Walker

Ian Chinapoo
Executive Director

Ian Chinapoo's career spans more than twenty-one years in Banking and Finance, throughout the Caribbean and Central American region. He held positions of Managing Director, Regional, Corporate and Investment Banking and Managing Director of a major international bank operating in the Caribbean.

Mr. Chinapoo also worked as Vice-President, Business Head, at a large international bank, operating in the Bahamas where he was responsible for the operations of its Global Corporate and Investment Bank and was part of the Bank's team based in Miami.

Mr. Chinapoo is also Adjunct Faculty at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business since 1995 and has lectured in International Finance, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Securities and International Loans Finance.

Mr. Chinapoo has executive responsibility for strategic leadership, growth and management of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation since June 2013 and serves on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.

Michelle Durham-Kissoon

Mrs. Michelle Durham-Kissoon, acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, has over twenty-three years’ experience in mobilising external project financing and managing Trinidad and Tobago’s engagements with Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). Mrs. Durham-Kissoon for a number of years, has played a significant role in defining Trinidad and Tobago’s policy positions at both the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Her responsibilities culminated in a two-year assignment as Advisor for Trinidad and Tobago to the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group. There, she championed issues against the loss of correspondent banking relationships arising from the de-risking activities of international banks as well as for the development of unique financial instruments to cater for the special needs of Small States.

Mrs. Durham-Kissoon holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics, from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad), and she is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Public Financial Management under the University of London, International Programmes.

Douglas Camacho

Douglas Camacho is an Accountant by profession with over 36 years in the Insurance Industry and served in various leadership positions within the Guardian Group and several local, regional and international insurance related organizations. In his capacity as former President of Guardian Life and Group President - Strategic Investment, he has been instrumental in key acquisitions and investments and building and developing the human capital of the organization. He continues to serve on the Board of Guardian Holding and as a non-executive.

Locally, he has contributed significantly to the growth and development of the insurance industry, including President of the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) and Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Institute (TTII). He forged a partnership with the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus to implement a BSc. In Insurance and Risk Management.

Mr. Camacho is a former national hockey player and administrator and has contributed 24 years on the National Olympic Committee and served as Chairman of the Committee responsible for Sport and Youth.

Helen Drayton

Mrs. Helen Drayton is a professional with a wealth of experience in Strategic Marketing, Corporate Communications and Strategic Human Resources. She lectures at the UWI Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business for the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Once an Independent Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs. Drayton held numerous executive and senior management positions including both Executive Director, Group Marketing and Group Corporate Communications and Executive Director, Group Human Resources with the RBTT Financial Group.

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is a partner at the law firm of M. Hamel-Smith & Co. where he heads the Dispute & Risk Management Group. Admitted to practice law in 1996, Mr. Walker works closely with clients to manage their legal risks. His core expertise is in the area of litigation and the management of significant commercial and financial disputes. He is trained in mediation and negotiation, and has experience in employment and public law. He is also a member of the Law Reform Commission of Trinidad & Tobago.

Mr. Walker is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and a former tutor at the Hugh Wooding Law School.

Lorraine Kam

Lorraine Kam is a Financial Services Professional with over 15 years of progressive experience within the Financial Services industry. Her experience incorporates a number of executive and management positions including Business Head in the areas of the Corporate & Commercial Banking, Global Relationship Banking, the Public Sector Client Group, Financial Institutions, and Trade, as well as senior positions in the areas of Corporate & Investment Banking and Risk Management. She is also an Independent Director on the Boards of JMMB Bank.

Mrs Kam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad) and a Master of Science degree in Finance from Cass Business School (London, UK). She is a Certified Management Accountant and a Member of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, as well as an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Anne-Marie James

Ms. Anne-Marie James is an experienced financial professional, and a Certified Accountant, with a career span of over 34 years within the private sector in Trinidad and Tobago. She commenced her professional career in external audit with Ernst & Young, before moving to the financial sector.

With 29 years' experience within the financial services industry, including 25 years at Senior Management /Executive level, her extensive professional background includes broad management experience in the planning, management and execution of diverse finance functions, compliance and corporate governance, and investment management. She is currently the Senior Manager Finance of a diversified endowment fund, where she also fulfils the role of Corporate Secretary.

Ms. James is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT).

L. Dominic Rampersad

Mr. Rampersad is the holder of a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Oxford Institute of International Finance. He is also a Chartered Accountant and is the member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago. He began his professional career as an Accountant at the National Institute of Higher Education (Research, Science and Technology) and has been employed with Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited since 1994.

In his current position as Vice President, Finance and Information Technology, he is responsible for the finance, information technology, project financing and corporate legal functions, and also performs the role of Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Rampersad currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) and St. Andrew's Theological College.

Leonardo Ambrose

Mr. Leon Ambrose is a practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago.

His experience includes responsibility for Audit and Business Advisory Services for conglomerates, public and private companies and providing accounting outsourcing services to several industries.

Mr. Ambrose has directed and participated in several consultancies, including forensic investigations, preparation of business plans and cash flow forecasting for companies, share valuations and development of Information Technology Strategic Plans.

Ruben Mc Sween

Ruben Mc Sween holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Howard University in Washington, DC.

With over 31 years' experience in the local and international financial services sector, Mr. Mc Sween has held senior and executive positions in areas such as Investment, Operations and Business Development and previously held the position of Vice President, Investment Centres at the Unit Trust Corporation.

Mr. Mc Sween currently sits on the boards of National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago and the Employers' Consultative Association.

John Tang Nian

A career banker with over 42 years in the financial sector, Mr. John Tang Nian has held senior management positions in the banking sector.

Mr. Tang Nian formerly held the Strategic Leadership Team position of General Manager - Corporate Operations and Process Improvement with responsibility for operational risk management and other key operational functions.

He holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of the West Indies and has participated in strategic management training, notably the Manchester Business School, UK and the International Banking Summer School in Dublin, Ireland.

He currently serves as an independent board member of the General Finance Corporation and Non Governmental Organisations - The Cancer Treatment Foundation and the Caribbean Hand Centre.