WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL CAB CONFERENCE

Tuesday October 24th to Saturday October 28th, 2023 / Hyatt Regency, Trinidad & Tobago

DAY 1 - TRAINING DAY

TIME (AST) TOPIC VENUE & FORMAT REGISTRATION
9:00 – 11:00am Session 1: The Risk of FinTechs in the Payment Space
Presenter: Wayne Shah

  • Differentiate risk among various categories of FinTechs that provide payment services
  • The challenges/risks of banking such FinTechs
  • The ML/TF risks of FinTechs in the Payment Space
  • The benefits and challenges of FinTech partnerships
  • What controls can be implemented to mitigate a financial institutions risk exposure?
  • Emerging AML/CTF/CPF risks and trends
  • Sanction Updates
In-person at Hyatt Regency Trinidad Port of Spain US$295 – Sign Up
2:30 – 4:00pm Session 2: The Intersection of Sales and Compliance
Presenter: Wayne Shah

  • Sales and service are the first line of risk management
  • Banking and derisking
  • Importance of understanding the customer profile and transaction habits
  • Importance of KYC remediation
  • What should be reported to the Compliance Department
  • Impact of non-compliance with banking regulations
Online via Zoom US$295 – Sign Up
8:00am – 12:00pm CAB & RBL SME Workshop and Marketplace
Theme: Nurturing a big business mindset for your small business success
In-person at Hyatt Regency Trinidad Port of Spain For MSMEs and enterprises
8:30am – 12:30pm Sustainable Financing Information Workshop
For Caribbean Banks and Financial Institutions
In-person at Hyatt Regency Trinidad Port of Spain FREE RSVP

DAY 2 - AGM & OPENING CEREMONY

Schedule of Activities

8:30am – 1:00pm Annual General Meeting
Held in the Jade/Ruby Room
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3:00pm – 5:00pm ANSA Bank and NETinfo: A Successful Digital Banking Transformation Journey

Prepare to be inspired at our exclusive event where NETinfo, a pioneer in global digital banking solutions, joins forces with ANSA Bank, a banking innovator. Together, they will unveil the remarkable story behind their successful collaboration, which is reshaping the banking industry. Join us for an inspiring journey through the realm of Digital Banking Transformation, where cutting-edge technology and innovation come together to redefine the future of banking.

Held in the Diamond/ Tapaz Room

Sponsored by NETinfo

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6:00pm – 9:00pm Opening Ceremony

Held in the Jade/Ruby Room

Sponsored by Republic Bank Limited

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Time Topic Presenter/Panelists
07:30 Breakfast & Registration
08:30 Welcome Remarks
08:35 Keynote Address Ms. Lisa Harding- Head (Ag.) Private Sector Division, Caribbean Development Bank
09:00 Sponsor Presentation Howden Broking Group
09:15 ESG: Staple or Fad? Ms. Maria Daniel- Partner and EY Caribbean Sustainability Lead, Ernst & Young Services Limited
Dr. James Fletcher- Founder and Managing Director, Soloricon Ltd.
Mr. Alwyn Jordan- Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Barbados
10:15 Sponsor Presentation ERI Bancaire SA
10:25 Coffee Break
10:40 Sponsor Presentation Grant Thornton Caribbean
10:50 The Path to Green Financing – Opportunities and Challenges Mr. Kris Wilson – Head, Corporate Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean
Mr. Rodinald Soomer- Chief Executive Officer, CARICOM Development Fund
Mr. Adel Meer- Global Sector Manager for Financial Inclusion, International Finance
Corporation
Session Moderated by Mr. Jason Julien- Group Deputy CEO – Business Generation, First Citizens
11:50 Lunch and Sponsor Visits
13:10 Sponsor Presentation EY
13:25 Case Study: The Aftermath of Extreme Weather Events Dr. Justin Ram – Chief Executive Officer, Justin Ram Advisory Services
Ms. Karimah K Mohammed- Consulting Economist, Justin Ram Advisory Services Limited
14:10 Coffee Break
14:20 Sponsor Presentation EuroExim
14:30 On the Alert- The Looming Risk of Re-Insurance Mr. Blair Buchanan- Executive Director, Head of International Financial Institutions, Howden Insurance Brokers Limited
Ms. Crisy Laurent- General Manager, GK Life Insurance
Ms.Gillian Golah- Chief Operations Officer, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
Session Moderated by Mr. Ryan Toby – General Manager, Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL)
15:30 Sponsor Presentation Finastra
15:40 The Caribbean Resilience Pathway- The Safer Building Game Changer Lieutenant Colonel Kester Romero Craig -Deputy Executive Director, CDEMA
16:15 Wrap Up and Thank You
18:30 Cocktail Hosted by United Texas Bank

DAY 4 - CLOSING PLENARY

Time Topic Presenter/Panelists
07:30 Breakfast and registration
08:30 AI Capabilities and the Caribbean Landscape Mr. Raghav Aggarwal- Managing Director & Co-Founder, Fluid AI
Mr. Abhinav Aggarwal- CEO & Co-Founder, Fluid AI
Mrs. Agata Ruta- Chief Operations Officer, Belize Bank
Mr. Naman Jain- Global Head -Banking Sales and Solutioning, JMR Infotech
Session Moderated by Mr. Leslie Lee Fook, Director Al Automation & Analytics, INCUS Services Ltd
09:30 Sponsor Presentation Hitachi Systems Security Inc.
09:45 Coffee Break
10:00 Banking Beyond the Bank Mr. George Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Bank (Barbados) Limited
Mr. Anthony Subero – CEO, Hitachi Systems Security Inc.
Mr. Kim Hangoc – Vice President-Account Management, Mastercard LAC
Session moderated by Mr. Jason Baptiste, Chief Country Client Partnership Officer, JMMB Bank
11:00 Sponsor Presentation Mastercard
11:10 Lunch and Sponsor Visits
13:00 Bridging the Generational Divide Mrs. Sharmaine Vaughan – Chief Executive Officer, National Commercial Bank of Anguilla Ltd.
Ms. Gillian Jackson – Senior Manager – Data and Analytics, The Jamaica National Group
Mrs. Moya Leiba-Barnes, General Manager, JMMB Bank (Jamaica) Limited
Session moderated by Ms. Leesa Kow, Managing Director, JN Bank
14:00 Sponsor Presentation Temenos USA Inc.
14:10 To Greener Pastures? Employee Retention Revisited Mr. Stephen Jones – Director of Executive Education, Bangor Business School
Mr. Robert Wynter – Founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant/Strategist, Strategic Alignment Limited
Session moderated by Ms. Lisa-Maria Alexander, CEO & Chief Strategist, The Leadership Xperience
15:10 Sponsor Presentation – Building Resilience in Digital Transformation Neela Kissoon, Head – Integration Operations, First Citizens
15:30 Coffee Break
15:40 Sponsor Presentation Salesforce
15:50 Keynote Close Mr. Shane Ram – Executive Coach, Shane Ram Coaching and Consulting
16:10 Sponsor Giveaways
16:30 Thank You and Notices
19:30 Farewell Event – Trini Street Jam Waterfront Pergolas

DAY 5 - NETWORKING

Networking information coming soon.

SPEAKER PROFILES

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Wayne Shah- Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Wayne Shah is a multifaceted Financial Services professional. He has held significant leadership roles at global organizations – including Wells Fargo Bank, Wachovia Bank, Bladex, ABN AMRO Bank, and Citicorp/Citibank. Currently at Wells Fargo Bank N.A., he heads the International Banking business for the Caribbean Region. Joining the organization in 2007 under Wachovia Bank as the head of Global Payments Services (GPS) for the Americas.

He is considered an industry subject matter expert (SME) for international transaction banking – payments, trade, BSA AML and risk management. He was called upon to provide expert testimony to the US House Financial Services Committee (HSFC) regarding de-risking, international payments and correspondent banking. He is a leading voice for banking issues and the impact of financial regulation.

He founded the International Correspondent Banking Round Table at the Financial and International Business Association (FIBA) most recently focusing on Financial Inclusion, Caribbean de-risking issues and creative solutions.

In 2006, Mr. Shah was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Clavex LLC – a wholly owned Fintech subsidiary of BLADEX – the Latin American Export Bank. In 2002, Mr. Shah co-founded a Miami-based Fintech – M-Frontier Inc. focused on providing customized technology, training, and financial product solutions. In 1998, Mr. Shah joined ABN AMRO as the head of Capability Management and Transaction Banking Operations for Latin America and Caribbean. In 2000, he led ABN-AMRO’s E Commerce / B2B business strategy with a focus on Procurement, Settlement and Working Capital. Before departing ABN AMRO, he functioned as the senior Global Transaction Banking consultant to the energy sector (oil & gas) for both Asia and Latin American markets.

Mr. Shah honed his skills with 11 years at Citicorp prior to joining ABN AMRO.  He began his career in Citi’s retail and International Corporate Bank. He was awarded the Citicorp Service Excellence award and was recognized as manager of the year on multiple occasions. He is a graduate of Florida International University School of Law, with a Juris Masters in Banking law and Compliance. He also holds a BA in Environmental Studies with a focus on sustainable development.

He is a Certified AML/TF Professional – CPAML and AMLCA.
Certified Trade Based Money Laundering Instructor – IFC, World Bank
Executive Training from Foster’s School of Business at the University of Washington.

He is a Board Member of the Miami Dade International Trade Commission, serves on the Board of the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA) and chairs and cochairs multiple committees.

Lisa Harding- Head (Ag.) Private Sector Division, Caribbean Development Bank

Lisa Harding holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, from Imperial College in the United Kingdom, and is a firm believer that Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) are the main drivers of economic growth.

Lisa is the current Head (Ag.) of the Private Sector Development Division at the Caribbean Development Bank, where she is responsible for facilitating lending and investments, identifying relevant interventions that would improve the enabling environment, promoting regional trade and providing capacity building to MSMEs.  Lisa also leads the Bank’s Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF), and has conceptualized a women’s economic empowerment programme to support increased resilience of women owned and women led businesses in the region (She-Trades Caribbean Hub) which was recently launched. Lisa also represents CDB on the Program Advisory Group of the Compete Caribbean  Partnership Facility, the region’s largest private sector technical assistance programme.

A First-Class Honors graduate of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Lisa  has pursued ongoing training in Leadership and Management from OECD, Cornell University, and business development in international markets including Japan, Scotland and Switzerland.  She also holds a certificate in “Gender and Organizational Change” from the ILO International Training Centre, Turin, Italy.

Lisa is passionate about private sector development and serves as a guest lecturer for UWI’s Student Entrepreneurial Education Development programme and the Caribbean Institute In Gender and Development.

Leesa Kow- Managing Director, JN Bank

An experienced financial professional and business developer, Leesa Kow was appointed Managing Director of JN Bank in July 2022.

She rose to her current position after serving as Deputy Managing Director for JN Bank, a role she assumed in November 2017.  As Deputy Managing Director, she led the implementation of JN Bank’s strategic digitalisation initiatives, overseeing both the operational and change management processes to ensure alignment and success. She also guided the development of the Bank’s compliance culture and management of its risk framework, including the Risk, Compliance and Operations portfolios, and the alignment of the Bank’s business strategies.

Ms Kow began her career at the Jamaica National Building Society in 2003 as Senior Manager for Remittances. In 2006, she was promoted to Executive, Marketing, Sales and Promotion and two years later to General Manager of JN Money Services Limited (JNMS), which now trades as JN Money. During her leadership of JNMS, JN Money (then JN Money Transfer) became the largest remittance brand from the Caribbean, expanding from some 200 branches and agents to more than 8,000, spanning three continents, over a three-year period.  She also led JN Money to become the market leader on important remittance corridors from the United Kingdom and Cayman to Jamaica.

Ms Kow served as president of the Jamaica Money Remitters Association from 2012 to 2017. She was elected chair of the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) in October 2022 and previously served as a director and chairperson of the CAB Advocacy Committee.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies and Accounting (First Class Honours) and a Master of Science degree in International Business (Distinction) from The University of the West Indies.

Kris Wilson- Head, Corporate Banking, FirstCaribbean International Bank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited

Kris currently holds the position of Head, Corporate Banking at FirstCaribbean International Bank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of FirstCaribbean International Bank (CIBC FirstCaribbean). His career spans more than twenty years in banking throughout the Caribbean and internationally. Previously, he held roles as the Senior Manager, Investment Banking and Head, Syndications at CIBC FirstCaribbean as well as worked at the Heritage and Stabilization Fund of Trinidad and Tobago, JP Morgan Europe Limited and First Citizens Merchant Bank. He also was a past Director of the CFA Society of Trinidad and Tobago and a part-time Lecturer at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business specializing in fixed income analysis.

With over two decades of experience, particularly in the areas of corporate banking, investment banking and portfolio management, Kris possesses a unique combination of both buy side and sell side experience with a passion for mentoring others. Kris holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and is also a holder of the CFA designation.

Agata Ruta- Chief Operations Officer, Belize Bank

Mrs. Ruta leads Digital, Business and Retail Banking for the Belize Bank since 2020, currently holding a position of Chief Operating Officer, additionally managing Cards Services, Product development and campaigns. Agata works closely with the IT department to create a solid roadmap bringing financial inclusion and financial wellness to the Belizean public.

She has over 15 years of successful experience in consulting, financial controlling and operational management working with leading global financial providers and investment companies. Agata has worked internationally in mergers and acquisitions at the same time bringing operational and financial excellence for fintech company “Naspers”, managing online payments for Europe, India and South America. She specializes in working with emerging markets bringing financial inclusion and creating unique value proposition, unveiling the growth potential.

Mrs. Agata’s background and experience managing global teams and multi-million dollar projects inform her mindful and competitive approach. She is a strong believer in customer centric strategies in financial sector, creating unique value proposition and focusing on financial inclusion.

Agata holds her MBA from Georgia State University, which she obtained in 2018. She carries a Master in Economics and is certified in E-commerce Management from Harvard Business School and Strategic Planning from American Management Association. Moving forward, Agata will work on moving Belize towards a digital banking, introducing new innovative solutions.

George Thomas- Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Bank (Barbados) Limited

George Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Bank (Barbados) Limited. He is a champion of the digital revolution with over thirty years of experience in the finance and technology sectors.

Throughout his career, George has led digital transformation through the provision of internationally accepted cutting-edge technology solutions at global banks, fintechs and consulting firms.

George was the architect responsible for the initial implementation of Internet, Mobile, Telephone Banking and Online Payments at a regional Canadian-owned bank.

He was also the Consulting Lead for digital transformation at two leading mass market retailers and was responsible for the evolution of one of Barbados’ newer card products into a digital wallet.

George, a Barbadian national, has worked across the pond, providing executive leadership in the USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

George possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The University of the West Indies and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Anthony Subero- Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Systems Security Inc

Anthony is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. He is responsible for executing the board of directors’ strategy and ensuring the overall performance of the group. He also serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Hitachi Systems Trusted Cyber Management Inc. since October 1st, 2022. Anthony’s journey to the top has been marked by impressive achievements.

Before his appointment as CEO, he served as the Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Operations and Compliance Officer of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. As a member of the board of directors of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. and Hitachi Systems Security- Europe, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With over 20 years of experience in senior and executive management roles, and more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry, Anthony’s expertise is widely respected. Anthony’s academic credentials include a master’s degree specializing in leadership and innovation from the Lord Ashcroft International School of Business (UK). He also holds a diploma and a higher diploma from the Institute of Management Information Systems, and an Executive Diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Business in Trinidad. Anthony’s education is rounded out by a certificate in Strategic Project Management from the University of Florida, Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation from the Project Management Institute, USA, and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) accreditation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA, USA).

In summary, Anthony’s vast experience and impressive academic credentials make him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to navigate the complex world of risk management and cybersecurity. His contributions to the field have been invaluable, and he remains committed to advancing the industry through education and innovation.

Robert Wynter- Founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant/Strategist, Strategic Alignment Limited

Robert Wynter is the Founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant/Strategist with Strategic Alignment Limited, and prior to forming Strategic Alignment Limited in July 2009, he was a founding partner in Growth Facilitators which for most of the past decade (2001 –2009) was the leading Strategic Planning, Leadership Development and Transformation Coaching firm in the Caribbean.

With a background in Chemical Engineering with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from University of Toronto and McGill University respectively, Robert built on his process thinking honed as an engineer and with an MBA from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in the USA, he has launched into a career in Management Consulting with special emphasis on Strategic Transformation and Leadership Development.

Robert is also a Certified Professional Facilitator and a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He has presented at IAF conferences in South Africa in 2008 and Finland in 2010.

Robert is a Kaplan and Norton certified Balanced Scorecard Practitioner. Robert has served on the Boards of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica College and the Jamaica Employers Federation.

Gillian Jackson- Senior Manager - Data and Analytics, The Jamaica National Group Ltd.

Gillian Jackson has over eighteen years of experience in the financial sector, currently serving as the Senior Manager – Data and Analytics and Smart Data and Analytics Stream Lead at The Jamaica National Group Ltd. In her current role, she is entrusted with the management of a skilled team of data analysts, reporting analysts and credit modelers. Throughout her tenure at the organization, she has demonstrated her expertise and dedication, earning promotions and successfully contributing to the two largest projects undertaken by the JN Group – to reform its onboarding and credit processes through the use of data. Her passion for data analysis and extracting meaningful insights from data drives her to ensuring the best value is delivered using its data.

Her educational background is equally impressive, having earned a Micro Masters Degree in Data Science from MITx, and a Master of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, receiving the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award from the U.S. State Department. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from The University of the West Indies, Mona. These academic achievements have enabled her to excel in her field and have furthered her expertise in statistics, data analysis, and machine learning.

Her passion for education and empowerment is also evident in her involvement with Intelex Systems, a software company focused on delivering online learning solutions for students in Grades 4 to 6 who are preparing for high school entrance exams.
As an analytical thinker, accomplished leader, and avid learner, she is continually seeking opportunities to leverage her expertise and drive impactful projects in the financial and data analytics domains.

Leslie Lee Fook- Director Al, Automation & Analytics, INCUS Services Ltd

Leslie Lee Fook is a name of legend in the business world. His revolutionary digital transformation strategies and expert knowledge are unrivalled, making him one of the most sought-after figures on Caribbean shores.

His career spans over twenty years with experience in Analytics, Robotic Process Automation, and Artificial Intelligence. Typically serving enterprise and government customers, he aspires to create a globally competitive region using data which positively impacts every Caribbean life! He was also named as an honorary speaker at The CTU’s Prime Minister’s Summit which amassed over 100 leaders from across the region.

Leslie believes that we all someday will become data citizens. He hopes to tap into the deeply creative nature of our Caribbean people so we can foster development in a community that’s highly sought after for its talent and expertise, transforming us into the “India for Analytics”.

Shane Ram- Executive & Leadership Coach, SHANE RAM Leadership Coaching & Consulting

Shane Ram is an Executive & Leadership Coach. He is a former C-Suite Executive turned Strategic Advisor and Coach to Senior Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Shane works with CEOs, Senior Executives, corporations, 6-7 Figure business owners and entrepreneurs to increase revenue, become better leaders and live more fulfilling lives. He is the inventor of Meta-B Leadership Technology which is a neuro-science informed, evidence based process to rapidly create desired leadership behaviors. He is the author of Future Ready Leadership, a book that provides the 8 Must-Have Strategies for leaders to Thrive in an uncertain and volatile future.

At the age of 31 Shane became a C-Suite Executive and helped organisations with employees from 70 different countries to manage through disruptive change and rapid growth. As head of the corporate university, Shane trained senior managers in Leadership, Coaching, HRM and Strategy which resulted in managers becoming better CEOs and executives with giant leap in leadership capabilities, fostering company growth.

His strikingly effective coaching process shows individuals and corporate teams how to create the personal lives they want while becoming a megastar at work.

Shane has travelled extensively training and speaking and is a regular at Global Conferences and Podcasts. He has shared the same stage with people like Malcolm Gladwell, Sharon Lechter and Bob Burg. He also pitched to Kevin Harrington (the Original Shark from Shark Tank). He has trained and consulted in the UK, Africa, USA, Middle East, Canada, India, Central America, South Pacific and most Caribbean countries.

Shane holds a Masters Degree in eBusiness from the University of Surrey and a Masters in Strategic Thinking from Edinburgh Business School.

Dr. James Fletcher- Managing Director - SOLORICON Ltd.

James Fletcher was the Minister for the Public Service, Information, Broadcasting, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology in Saint Lucia from 2011 to 2016. Under his leadership, the Caribbean’s ‘1.5 to Stay Alive’ climate change civil society campaign was developed. During the negotiations on the Paris Agreement in COP21, he was a member of a small group of ministers chosen to help achieve consensus on the Paris Agreement. In recognition of his work, James Fletcher was highlighted in Profiles of Paris as one of the people who played an important role in creating the Paris Agreement.

During his tenure as a minister, James Fletcher led an aggressive modernization of the energy sector with new investments in renewable energy and the enactment of new energy legislation, he commissioned modern information technology centres in several under-served communities, started a program for free island-wide Wi-Fi, developed a 311-call centre for the public service, initiated major water re development projects, and established an Employee Assistance Programme for public officers.

James Fletcher is the author of the book ‘Governing in a Small Caribbean Island State’, ‘The Fight for Small Island Developing States’ in the Cambridge University Press publication ‘Negotiating the Paris Agreement: The Insider Stories’, and the editor of ‘Where is the Justice? An Anthology of Caribbean Youth Perspectives on the Climate Crisis’. He also wrote the ‘Regional Strategic Action Plan for Governance and Building Climate Resilience in the Water Sector in the Caribbean’. In 2019, James Fletcher was selected by the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarship Program as one of 35 Global Changemakers.

James Fletcher currently manages his own consulting company, SOLORICON. In 2020, he launched The Caribbean Climate Justice Project, which is an initiative aimed at increasing civil society awareness of the impacts of climate change and ensuring that there are appropriate responses at the national, regional, and international levels to issues of climate justice and just transitions.

Marcela Ponce- Sustainable Finance Advisory Services Lead - LAC, IFC - International Finance Corporation

Marcela Ponce lidera los Servicios de Asesoría de Finanzas Sostenibles del Grupo de Instituciones Financieras de IFC en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, y coordina la Red de Banca y Finanzas Sostenible en la región. Desde sus diferentes roles en IFC y su experiencia profesional previa en América Latina y Europa, Marcela ha liderado el programa de Finanzas Climáticas en la región, apoyando a entidades financieras en el desarrollo de negocios sostenibles, a gobiernos en la definición de marcos regulatorios que promuevan la sostenibilidad, en la planeación de desarrollos inmobiliarios Cero Carbono y en la facilitación del diálogo público-privado para desarrollar y expandir el conocimiento y capacidades técnicas en desarrollo sostenible. Marcela tiene un MBA y una maestría en Liderazgo en Sostenibilidad de la Universidad de Cambridge, es diplomada en Cambio Climático: Economía y Gobernanza de LSE, y tiene una certificación de GARP en Sostenibilidad y Riesgo Climático.

Marcela Ponce leads the Sustainable Finance Advisory Services of IFC’s Financial Institutions Group in Latin America and the Caribbean, same region where she coordinates the Sustainable Banking and Finance Network. In her professional journey during and prior to IFC in Latin America and Europe, she has led the Climate Finance program in the region, supporting financial entities in sustainable development, governments in the definition of regulatory frameworks that promote sustainability, worked in the planning of Zero Carbon real estate projects and facilitated public-private dialogue to develop and expand knowledge and technical capacities in sustainable development. Marcela has an MBA and MSt in Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge, has a diploma in Climate Change: Economy and Governance from LSE, and has a GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate.

Sharmaine Vaughan- Chief Executive Officer, National Commercial Bank of Anguilla

Mrs. Sharmaine Vaughan is a St. Lucian and the current CEO of National Commercial Bank of Anguilla. She is a well-respected senior banking professional with over twenty (20) years of experience in the banking industry. She has extensive regional banking experience having worked in several markets in the OECS, Barbados and Trinidad. She has worked in every facet of banking, to include retail, corporate banking, wealth management and investment banking. In 2012, Sharmaine was the recipient of the prestigious Corporate Leadership Award from the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding performance in leading a local financial institution. Sharmaine has served as a Director on the Boards of the Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank (ECHMB) and the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a Director on Caribbean Credit Card Corporation (4Cs) and on the Executive of the Eastern Caribbean Bankers Association.

Sharmaine holds a B.Sc. in Accounting and Statistics from the University of the West Indies and an MBA in Banking & Finance from Bangor University, UK. She is a Chartered Banker and a member of the Chartered Banker Institute, UK. Sharmaine is also an Accredited Director from the ICSA Chartered Secretaries, Canada. In addition, she completed the Registered Principal and Representative Trading Licensing examinations to operate on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market.

Sharmaine is a wife and mother of two children, the roles she enjoys foremost.

Abhinav Aggarwal and Raghav Aggarwal- Founders, Fluid AI

Abhinav Aggarwal and Raghav Aggarwal are the founders of Fluid AI (www.fluid.ai). Abhinav and Raghav dropped out of India’s number 1 and 2 MBA institutes to start the company. They are a part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list and the Fortune 40 under 40 list. Abhinav is a Chartered Accountant and Raghav is a Chartered Financial Analyst. However, they have always had a passion for coding and are self-taught coders. They were one of the winners at the world’s biggest 24-hour coding competition, the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, in New York in 2012.

Fluid AI has launched the first AI written book called Bridging the AI Gap in November 2022 which is a best seller on Amazon.

They were recently featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine. They have also worked with Warren Buffett to launch the world’s first A.I. magazine cover for the Forbes 100th year anniversary. Fluid AI was also telecasted by the BBC World News across 70 countries showcasing the work they are doing in the Artificial Intelligence space.

Fluid AI has multiple  patents granted in the USA for its ground breaking technology.

Their case studies is now being published by the Harvard Business Review. They were also the creators behind the world’s first book written by an AI algorithm to become an international best seller.

Some of their global clients include NCB Jamaica, JMMB, Bank of America, Barclays, Societe Generale, Mastercard, Government of Mauritius, Bosch Engineering, Daimler Mercedes etc.

Fluid AI has been listed by Forrester in its latest global AI report as the ‘Top Vendor for Deep Learning’ and by Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor for AI’. IBM has selected them as the best ‘Deep Technology Startup’. Frost and Sullivan has awarded them as ‘Artificial Intelligence Product of the Year’. Fluid AI has also been a part of the Mastercard Start Path program.

Maria Daniel- Partner Strategy and Transactions, Lead Sustainability EYC, Ernst & Young Services Limited

Maria Daniel is the Lead Partner in Strategy and Transactions Practice in EY’s Trinidad Office as well as Lead Partner for ESG and Sustainability for the Caribbean. A qualified Accountant with over 25 years of financial experience, Maria assists her clients in driving transformation through innovation and is passionate about facilitating the balance between people, planet, and profits.

Her areas of specialization include business valuations, transaction support services on both the buy and sell sides, independent business reviews, receiverships, and restructuring.

She has served as a moderator and presenter on numerous business panels at both local and regional events, including previous engagements at CAB conferences.

Maria and her Team are presently assisting Governments and Private Sector players with their ESG Agenda, ranging from policy-making to strategy to implementation of decarbonisation of their footprint, and ESG reporting.

Naman Jain- Head - Banking Sales and Solutioning, JMR Infotech

Naman comes with rich experience in Banking Technology and Solutioning and is a champion on Oracle Core Banking, Payments and Digital Banking Solutions.

He has worked with Oracle Engineering team for the Core development of products and is currently working at JMR Infotech Heading Global Sales and Solutioning.

Naman comes with rich global experience, having worked with more than 100 Banking customers across 75 countries.

Naman is also a certified PMP, and Scrum Master with over 100 Oracle certifications across diff technologies/Domains. He is also the recipient of the Leader of the year -2019 @ Asia Leadership Awards by Leadership Federation and has been a speaker in many conferences across globe.

Jason Julien- Group Deputy CEO - Business Generation, First Citizens

Jason Julien is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is the holder of a BSc in Management Studies with honours from the University of the West Indies, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School as well top honours in IABF’s 2018 Professional Certificate for Financial Advisors Programme (Cert. FA) in the Banking Specialization. He is currently enrolled in the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and his career has covered consultancy with PricewaterhouseCoopers and management positions at an international bank. He was also employed with one of the largest financial services conglomerates in the Caribbean, where he managed over $8 billion in assets.

He is a member of the Finance Faculty at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, and is a commentator on economic, investment and financial matters. Mr. Julien was also honoured as one of the Distinguished Alumni of UWI, St Augustine. Mr. Julien is a Past President of the CFA Society of Trinidad and Tobago and has served on the Boards of the Mutual Fund Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, as the Vice-Chairman of the Capital Markets Development Committee of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, and as Chairman of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Term Finance Holdings Limited. Mr Julien is also a Director on the boards of several subsidiaries within the First Citizens Group.

Kim Hangoc- Vice President- Account Management, Mastercard LAC

Kim has over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, with a strong focus on Digital Solutions. He started his career at Gemalto, a company specialized in the production and commercialization of advanced payment solutions such as chip cards and point of sales terminals.

He joined Mastercard Latin America in 2006, in charge of driving the nascent migration of magnetic stripe cards to chip technology. He occupied several roles in the Products Department, managing Chip, Contactless, Tokenization and Digital Wallets solutions. A few years ago, he joined the Digital Partnerships group and together with his team, he manages accounts such as Apple, Google, Meta and Microsoft in the Latin American region. The launch of digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay in several markets as well as disruptive solutions like WhatsApp payments in Brazil are some of his main achievements.

A native from France, Kim has lived in Mexico, Brazil, and Belgium before relocating with his family in Miami. He holds aN MBA from Montpellier Business School in France as well as a master’s degree in marketing and strategy from Paris-Dauphine University.

Adel Meer- Global Sector Manager for Financial Inclusion, International Finance Corporation

Adel joined IFC in 1999, in Central Capital Markets. While in DC, he worked on investment projects in Europe, Middle East North Africa, Asia and the Pacific primarily in the Financial Markets sector. In 2005, Adel moved to Bogota, Colombia as a Hub Leader and took responsibility for managing the Financial Markets business for IFC in the Andes and the Caribbean. There, he led the business development, processing, portfolio management and team building which allowed for timely response and effective client management. In 2009, Adel moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand the IFC’s footprint in the Mekong, where he achieved outstanding results. In 2012, Adel assumed the role of Regional Representative for Thailand and Myanmar and thereafter in 2014 was appointed as IFC’s Manager for FIG for the East Asia and Pacific region. In 2017, Adel returned to DC and led the SME finance team where he created a number of global platforms using blended finance support along with other donor funds. Adel was appointed Global Upstream Manager for FIG in July 2019 and within 3 years in the role enabled investments of over USD1.45bn for IFC’s own account. In December 2022, Adel was appointed as Global Sector Manager for Financial Inclusion within the Financial Markets Department. His responsibilities include overseeing IFC’s activities associated with credit infrastructure, MSME finance, digital financial services, embedded finance platforms and upstream and innovation.

Adel holds a BSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Alwyn Jordan- Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Barbados

Alwyn Jordan is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. As part of his role, he has responsibility for the Bank’s Research and Economic Analysis, Bank Supervision, and the Management Information Systems departments, and is Chair of the joint Financial Oversight Management Committee (FOMC).

His research interests include monetary policy issues, macro-prudential policy developments, currency regimes, and economic forecasting.

Alwyn holds a BSc. Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies and a MSc. Finance and Economics from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Blair Buchanan- Executive Director, Head of International Financial Institutions, Howden Insurance Brokers Limited

Blair joined Howden in 2008 focusing solely on Fraud, Cyber Fraud, Liability and Credit solutions for financial institutions worldwide. He has successfully negotiated the programmes of over 130 banks worldwide and has been a market benchmark in terms of product innovation and development. Howden’s market leading products have changed the dynamics of insurance by redefining what is possible.

Blair holds BA Honours degree in Business from The Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dr. Justin Ram- Chief Executive Officer, Justin Ram Advisory Services

Dr. Justin Ram is CEO of Justin Ram Advisory Associates Services (JRAS). He has over twenty-five years of practical, advisory, research, and management experience. He has worked as an economist in over 32 Caribbean, Central Asian, African, and European countries. He is currently Programme Director and Lead Advisor to the Premier for the National Delivery Unit in the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG), responsible for operationalizing a Delivery Unit in TCIG and implementing the government’s priority projects and policies.

Justin has a Diploma in Executive Management from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Karimah K Mohammed- Consulting Economist, Justin Ram Advisory Services Limited

Karimah Mohammed is an Economist at Justin Ram Advisory Services, dedicated to shaping policies through market analysis and data-driven insights. Her expertise spans development finance, climate financing, and financial economics. Her passion lies in translating complex data into actionable insights.

As a highly analytical Treasury professional with a strong financial aptitude and experience in data management, she is proficient in financial analysis, budgeting, and treasury operations. Excelling in cash flow forecasting, financial modeling, and financial reporting. Karimah brings a strong analytical perspective to board reports, ALCO analysis, and regulatory reporting.

She was fortunate to share her expertise and zeal for Finance and Economics as a guest Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. Karimah looks forward to continuing her impact on the world of Economics.

When not at work, she enjoys visiting beaches.

Reginald Graham- Capacity Building Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme (Finance Initiative)

Reginald Graham, (UNEP-FI), United Nations Environment Programme (Finance Initiative) Principals for Responsible Banking, Capacity Building Consultant. Reginald is a UK national with over 25 years of international development experience and has worked in over 40 different countries on programmes focused on Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Training. Reginald started his international development career as a consultant with (PwC) Price WaterHouse Coopers and has worked as team leader with a broad range of international development and donor agencies, including, UNDP, GIZ, the Caribbean Development Bank and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Reginald is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and holds master’s Degrees, in Education, from the University of Oxford, Economics, from the London School of Economics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge in addition to an MBA from Henley Management College UK. Between 2016-2020 as (Head of Training), Consultant Coordinator at the Caribbean Development Bank he was responsible for a regional Training programme that Trained over 2,000 Public Servants across the Caribbean region in 19 different countries in addition to facilitating training of 100 of the Caribbean Development Bank staff on topics such as, Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk Management, Public Policy, Project Management, Procurement, and Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Reginald has worked with UNEP-FI as part of their Capacity Building team since 2022 Training Banks and financial services staff globally on the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB).

Lieutenant Colonel Kester Romero Craig- Deputy Executive Director, CDEMA

Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig is a committed, results-oriented Disaster Risk Management (DRM) practitioner, with twenty-six (26) years of military service inclusive of sixteen (16) years’ experience working with community groups, government agencies, and national, regional, and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the local government, health, security, energy, and environmental sectors while severing in various capacity at the National Disaster Office (NDO) in Guyana. He served the NDO in the capacities of the Operations and Training Officer, Deputy Director General and Director General up until July 2022. He  also served as a Part-Time Lecturer for the Post-Graduate Program at the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Studies, University of Guyana for six years and was the Vice Chairman of the Association of Caribbean States Special Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction. Colonel Kester Craig has a Master of Public Administration specialized in Emergency Management from Walden University, a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management (Honours) from the America Military University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Luciana Aguiar- Global Lead SDG Impact Management and Finance Tracking, UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub

Luciana Aguiar is the Global Lead of SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Impact Management and Finance Tracking in the Sustainable Finance Hub, a role closely related to the line of work she previously led as the Head of UNDP’s Business Call to Action and as the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) lead for the Covid-19 Private Sector Global Facility.

Prior to this, Luciana occupied a key position as a specialist in partnerships and innovation at UNDP Brazil. Luciana brings more than 15 years of experience in effectively involving the private sector in development, impact management, business intelligence, innovation strategy, and pioneering the implementation of impact-driven business solutions.

Luciana holds a Ph.D. (Peace Humanitarian Development). degree from Cornell University. Before her role at UNDP, she was an entrepreneur who co-founded a Benefit company and held executive positions in consultancy and business intelligence firms. Luciana served on the Advisory Board for the B3 (Brazil Social and Environmental Stock Exchange). Throughout her career, Luciana has enabled organizations to seize emerging opportunities, identify groundbreaking solutions and drive business performance alongside social value in developing countries. She has collaborated with multilateral financial institutions (EIF, ADB (Agricultural Development Bank), IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) (Inter-American Development Bank), and CGAP World Bank), major corporations (Intel, Mastercard, Citibank, among others), startups, impact investors, and foundations. Her expertise spans across various sectors including finance, education, healthcare, technology, consumer goods, retail, and communication.

Gabriel Perez- Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, V20 Sustainable Insurance Facility, UNEP-FI

Gabriel Perez, UNEP-FI, V20 -SIF (Sustainable Finance Facility), With a background as a CPA and a master’s in digital Transformation from INCAE Business School, Gabriel brings over 15 years of experience to the financial sector, emphasizing Latin America and the Caribbean. At CITIBANK, Gabriel worked on several financial projects across the Caribbean, showcasing his versatility and expertise in the sector. His professional journey also includes a notable tenure as the Executive President of Costa Rica’s National Insurance Institute (INS). During his time at INS, Gabriel’s profound passion for sustainability and customer-centric solutions culminated in the launch of Central America’s first GRI report in the insurance industry. Beyond these roles, Gabriel is currently the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the V20 Sustainable Insurance Facility, UNEP-FI, where he manages the activities of the SIF Project Office in the region. This includes liaising with the V20 Secretariat, donors, and partner organizations. His commitment to community and safety was also highlighted during his service as the Chairman of the Firefighters of Costa Rica.

Stephen Jones- Director of Executive Education, Bangor Business School

Stephen Jones is Director of Bangor University Business School’s Executive Education. He is also Director of Business Relations for Bangor Business School and Senior Lecturer in management and is responsible for the school’s links with businesses. Stephen has over twenty-eight years experience designing and delivering executive development programmes – commencing in the mid-1990s with Certificate/Diploma and Masters programmes in management development for the public sector and commercial SMEs in Wales. His enthusiasm continued in the international domain through distance learning MBAs for financial services and engineering created and delivered jointly by Bangor University and Manchester Business School. Stephen introduced the study of ‘entrepreneurship’ and ‘e-business’ at Bangor Business School and has delivered the Marketing Strategy module on Chartered Banker MBA since programme commencement over 10 years ago – currently the module is titled ‘the customer journey in financial services’.

He is a Steering Group member for the ION Leadership Development programme and contributes to Bangor Business School’s input to the Help to Grow programme. As well as the UK, he has taught in Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, USA, and Zimbabwe.

Malini Samtani- Climate Change Officer, IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Invest

Malini Samtani is a Climate Change Officer at IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Invest, the private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. She advises banks and funds in the Caribbean to create sustainability strategies and climate action plans, launch sustainable lending portfolios, and assess climate risk. She has also led the blue finance agenda, defining opportunities and metrics for blue economy projects, and supports thematic bond preparedness among clients.  She holds a master’s in development finance from the School of Advanced International Studies- Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s in accounting from Bentley University.

Ryan Toby – General Manager, Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL)

Ryan Toby is the General Manager of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL). An actuary by profession, Ryan began his career in the UK and worked extensively in the international insurance and reinsurance industries before returning home to Trinidad in 2016. With nearly 2 decades of experience in the areas of risk management, financial modelling, insurance product development and consulting, Ryan is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of both the life and general insurance landscapes.

Ryan joined TATIL in 2021 and now leads the company’s executive team. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a member of the Caribbean Actuarial Association. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Institute (TTII) and on the Board of Directors of Heritage Petroleum Company Limited.

Jason Baptiste- Chief Client Partnership Officer, JMMB Bank

Jason is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in leadership roles within the financial sector throughout the Caribbean. Having resided and worked in Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, he possesses a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of the region’s financial landscape.

In his current position at JMMB Trinidad and Tobago, Jason serves as a leader of the sales team, overseeing multiple segments to enhance the client journey. His role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, all geared toward driving success and achieving strategic objectives.

As a distinguished recipient of the UK Chevening Scholarship, Jason has furthered his education and expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from Baruch College in New York and a Master of Science (MSc) in Management and Public Policy from King’s College London. These academic achievements reflect his dedication to continuous learning and his capacity to leverage knowledge for the benefit of the organizations and clients he supports.

Jason’s career is marked by a commitment to excellence, a deep understanding of the financial sector, and a proven ability to drive impactful results. His leadership and expertise make him a valuable asset in any financial organization.

Crisy Laurent- General Manager, GK Life Insurance Caribbean Limited

Crisy Laurent is the General Manager of GK Life Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited and GK Life Insurance Caribbean Limited.

Crisy is a financial services professional with over two decades of diverse executive management experience in the financial services sector spanning across Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Small Business Banking, Regulatory and AML/CFT Compliance and Life, General and Health Insurance Management. Crisy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in regional start-ups, financial management, change management, digital innovation, leadership of diverse virtual teams and corporate transformation, having served in over 16 countries in various executive and corporate governance roles. She has held executive regional leadership roles with Scotiabank and the Grace Kennedy Group.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business and is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking & Finance with Honours. Additional qualifications include an Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI), Project Management Professional and Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist designation.

Crisy is passionate about increasing the economic empowerment of inner-city women and youth. She has served as a mentor for the Commonwealth Mentorship Programme for Women in Entrepreneurship and a financial mentor for women in agriculture throughout the region.

Rodinald Soomer- Chief Executive Officer, CARICOM Development Fund (CDF)

Mr. Rodinald Soomer is the Chief Executive Officer of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) since September 2015. He was previously employed with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, as Head of the Economic Development Policy Unit from May 2005 to August 2015. Mr. Soomer started his career in Economic Planning, with the Government of St. Lucia in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Environment, where he served for twelve years, from 1986 to 1998. He subsequently did a 6-year stint in the private sector as Executive Vice President/CEO of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA). Mr. Soomer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies and a Master’s Degree in Economics from York University in the UK, with a specialisation in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment.

Gillian Golah- Chief Operations Officer, CCRIF

Gillian Golah was appointed CCRIF Chief Operations Officer on 1 October 2015. Before she assumed this position, Mrs. Golah was the Vice President of Business Development at the Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre, where she played a central role in the establishment of the financial services outsourcing industry in Trinidad & Tobago. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Development Finance Limited after gaining substantial experience in credit operations, private equity, grant management and microfinance at the executive and board levels.

Lisa-Maria Alexander- CEO/Chief Strategist, The Leadership Xperience

Lisa-Maria Alexander is CEO/Chief Strategist of The Leadership Xperience, a Customer-Centric Operating Model and Strategic Transformation Consultancy that she founded in April 2022, after more than two (2) decades of professional experience in the Financial Services Sector. Lisa-Maria also functions as a Gender Consultant in the Caribbean on behalf of an International Development and Funding Agency, with expertise in the delivery of services related to gender, diversity, and inclusion (GDI) strategy.

Lisa-Maria brings to audiences, a unique diversity of professional skills – she is a Female C-suite Executive, Marketeer, Organizational Strategist, Former Licensed Stockbroker, Behavioral Coach Certified, and an experienced Facilitator and Public Speaker. Her areas of expertise include Customer Experience Management, Strategy Development & Implementation, Market Planning, Relationship Marketing, Internal Branding, and Performance Management.

Lisa-Maria also has extensive practical experience in leading Marketing Strategy, Customer Journey Management, Culture and Talent Development, Communication and Public Relations, as well as Product Development and Sales Management within the Financial Sector in Trinidad and Tobago and Regionally. Lisa-Maria’s accomplishments over the last decade also include Brand Building and Reputation Management, Brand Architecture, Business Development as well Customer Experience Design for a leading Regional Brand.
Lisa-Maria has also led three regional Brokerage and Securities Dealer firms as its General Manager and Country Manager, in Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados respectively, and has been a high-profile Marketing and Public Relations Leader, for more than twenty (20) years.

Lisa-Maria holds a BSc.in Industrial Management and a Masters in
Management Studies – Advanced Marketing, as well as having attained a Behavioral Coach designation in 2019 and an Executive Certificate in Organizational Design in the same year. In Nov. 2022 Lisa-Maria was Certified as a Balanced Scorecard Professional – a strategic planning and management system methodology.

Lisa-Maria was an original member of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), and President for 2008-2009, her passion for Women in Leadership and Business is ongoing as she has also pioneered the launch of JMMBWIN – Women’s Inspiration Network in 2019 and continues to coach female leaders in her personal capacity.

In her public service, Lisa-Maria has been a Director of the Queen’s Hall theatre facility (2004-2009), the Greater Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce (2012-2013), chairperson for the Volunteer sub-committee Trinidad & Tobago Cricket World Cup (2007) and Director of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (2008).

Lisa-Maria holds the firm belief that People matter! Throughout her career, Lisa-Maria has demonstrated both technical and interpersonal competence, as well as a passion for learning and development. She continues to coach teams and individuals for Business and Organizational success.

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