Agenda & Speakers 2014


  The Honourable Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs is no stranger to the Trinidad and Tobago energy sector and the Ministry of Energy. He has previously held positions in the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Now the Energy Chamber) and at BG T&T where he worked as the Lead Economist for one of the country’s most valuable natural gas assets, the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA).
  The Honourable Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Transport. He first entered Parliament in 2010 when he was elected as the representative for Chaguanas East in the 10th Republican Parliament and appointed Minister of Trade and Industry. A prominent businessman and social activist, Mr. Cadiz first headed the Ministry responsible for the country’s diversification drive, i.e. developing the non-energy services and manufacturing sectors to achieve long term sustainable economic growth.
  The Honourable Ramona Ramdial, Minister of State in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. Ms. Ramona Ramdial was first elected to Parliament on Monday May 24, 2010 as the representative for Couva North. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs on May 28, 2010
Peter Sandman is the Creator of the “Risk = Hazard + Outrage” formula for risk communication, Peter M. Sandman is one of the preeminent risk communication speakers and consultants in the United States today, and has also worked extensively in Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. His unique and effective approach to managing risk controversies has made him much in demand for other sorts of reputation management as well. Dr. Sandman has helped his clients through a wide range of public controversies that threatened corporate or government reputation – from oil spills to labour-management battles; from vaccine autism scares to the siting of hazardous waste facilities. Read More
Professor Diana Kloss MBE is a barrister, academic lawyer, and former employment tribunal judge, and the author of books and articles on occupational health law. She is visiting professor at London South Bank University and Chair of the Council for Work and Health, the body created to represent all the professions involved with the provision of occupational health services, including the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Read More
Kay Goss is Former Senior Advisor for Emergency Management, Homeland Security, and Business Security, EDS; Associate Director, National Preparedness, Training, and Exercises, FEMA; Senior Assistant to the Governor, Intergovernmental Relations, Little Rock, AR; Project Director, Association of Arkansas Counties; Project Director, Educational Finance Study Commission, Arkansas Legislature. Former positions with State Capitol, Little Rock, AR: Chief Deputy State Auditor; Research Director, Arkansas State Constitutional Convention, State Capitol. Read More
  Dr. Allan Bachan is the Chairman of the EMA and is a consultant in Change Management and Organisational Development and has academic training and extensive experience in Sustainable Community Development, Project Management and Strategic Planning and Management. He serves as the Executive Director of Turtle Village Trust and has 15 years experience working with rural communities.
  Hugh Howard is the President, AMCHAM T&T, and an Attorney. He is an English trained Barrister-at-Law with thirty-nine years experience in corporate/commercial law and oil and gas law. Currently practising as an international legal consultant in the areas of petroleum law, international construction law, immigration law, contract negotiations, joint venture projects, project financing, loan negotiations, company formation, etc.. Post graduation training include short course in international legal studies at Harvard University.
Malcolm Reid is a well‐respected risk management professional with a distinguished career of which 15 years was spent at the helm of the security and loss prevention departments. Of major companies within Trinidad and Tobago’s business landscape. He has also served as a commissioned military officer in the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force as well as has served as an appointed director on national and NGO boards. He is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of BRISON Limited, a security and risk management service provider, which he founded. Read More
  Tyrone Kalpee has been in the role of Vice President of Safety and Operational Risk at BP Trinidad and Tobago for the past four years. He has accountability for all the Trinidad Region Risk Assurance processes related to HSSE management, Engineering Assurance and Operations Assurance in the company. Tyrone has had a distinguished career in HSSE and risk management in Trinidad and Tobago over the past 25 years and over the past 9 years has played a pivotal role in making the BP Trinidad operations one of the leaders in BP’s Global safety performance. Read More
Runako Osborne is a Community Liaison Officer with the Green Fund Executing Unit in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. He has more than six (6) years of experience in the field of civil society relations, proposal writing and project management. As such in the capacity of a Community Liaison Officer he has aided ten (10) organisations to access the Green Fund to utilise funding to the amount of one hundred twenty-five million, nine hundred and thirteen thousand, one hundred and forty-five dollars ($125,913,145.00) to engage in environmentally sustainable activities. Read More
   Kuhan Sivathasan

After graduating in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, Kuhan has spent his entire career in Risk Management Consulting. Beginning his career in London he worked primarily with the Southern North Sea gas supply chain but also carried out advisory work for the refining, petrochemical and transportation industries. He subsequently moved to Kuala Lumpur to look after DNV GL’s asset performance and reliability analysis business in the Asia/Pacific region working with several proposed and existing gas production and LNG facilities in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Australia.
  Mushtaq Mohammed is the Director, Manufacturing at Methanex Trinidad Limited, a subsidiary of Methanex Corporation, the global leader in methanol supply to major markets. Prior to joining the Methanex team in 2010, Mushtaq spent 25 years in the hydrocarbon exploration and production business at BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC where he rose to the position of Vice President, Corporate Operations. His upstream experience ranges from operations and engineering to asset and supply change management, as well as corporate operations.Read More
Simon Aqui, Immediate Past President, AMCHAM T&T, General Manager, IBM. As the General Manager of IBM with responsibility for the branch strategic planning functions and P&L operations including the sales, service delivery and support functions. IBM continues to be the industry leader in Trinidad and Tobago in providing information technology and consulting services to the local marketplace. It is a position held today with much pride, and can be traced back to over fifty years of doing business in Trinidad and Tobago.
  Lyndon Bird is Technical Director of The Business Continuity Institute. He has BSc with 1st Class Honours in Chemistry and an MSc in Management from the University of Manchester. Lyndon helped found and establish Continuity Planning Associates BV in The Netherlands in 1986. The company was the Europe’s first niche specialist BCM consultancy. During his consultancy career he has advised a wide range of clients from all business sectors. Lyndon has worked exclusively in Business Continuity for over 25 years as a consultant, educator, presenter, author and business manager. Read More
  Marcelo Oliveira– director datacenter, IT infrastructure, and continuity solutions-Columbus Networks Inc
Marcelo has many years of experience insideInformation Technology organizations in multiple industries such as banking, software, manufacturing, consulting, training, and telecommunications. Working in diverse areas such as computer programming, business analysis, marketing, sales, and finance, he has successfully delivered value for clients. Recognized as a thoughtful professional in the cloud computing arena, Marcelo has written articles such as: “Sure, Cloud Computing. But…Why?”  Read More
  Ronald Hinds is Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Teleios Systems a Trinidad and Tobago based software services company with the tagline “Software to Run the World…”. Teleios Systems was a pioneer in the mobile services industry in Trinidad and Tobago and remains an influential player in this industry segment providing platform support for the delivery of mobile services for key industry leaders. Before the formation of Teleios, Mr Hinds held key positions in the financial services sector. While Mr. Hinds had his formal training in the field of economics, in a major career shift in 1997, he along with two colleagues founded Teleios. Read More
Maurice Alexander is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Biology and Environmental and Natural Resources Management and a MSc. in Environmental Engineering. He has been employed with CARIRI within the Air Quality Management Services (AQMS) Unit for the past six (6) years and is now the Technical Team Leader with responsibilities for Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Occupational Hygiene Surveys and Ambient Air Quality Monitoring and Management. Read More
Steve Carboy is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, has a MBA and is the Director Operations Excellence for Atlantic LNG. With 25 years of experience in upstream and midstream engineering and operations, he has a passion for driving risk out of the oil and gas business. As the former Director of BP’s Upstream Operating Management System, he was accountable for embedding quality management across BP’s Upstream division. He has worked in Alaska and Houston prior to moving to Trinidad and Tobago, filling various positions including Sr. Field Instrument and Controls Engineer, Sr. Facility Engineer, Operations Team Leader, and Maintenance and Reliability Manager.

  David Belgrave is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Massy Technologies InfoCom (Trinidad) Ltd, He is also a Director of Massy Technologies InfoCom (Jamaica) Ltd, a Director of Massy Communications Limited, and a Director of CCS Guyana Limited. David has over twenty-nine years experience in the Telecommunications and IT industry with the last eighteen years at Massy Technologies InfoCom. Read More
Daren Dhoray is the founder of Cyber Safe Trinidad and Tobago and has undertaken the task of generating cyber safety and social medial awareness among various groups in society with a current focus towards students, teachers and parents.
Dr. Ishvan Ramcharitar MBBS; MFOM(I); MSc.OccMed.; FRSPH; Cert. OH Law. Chief Medical Advisor, Atlantic

Dr. Ishvan Ramcharitar is the Chief Medical Advisor to Atlantic. He also serves in the capacity of Medical Advisor to bpTT. A medical professional with over a decade’s experience in occupational medicine, Dr. Ramcharitar was the first physician from the Caribbean to attain the specialist qualification of Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (MFOM). He is the holder of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of the West Indies and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Medicine from Kings College University of Aberdeen.
Dr. Jan K. Wachter is an Associate Professor in the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS (biology), MS (environmental health), MBA and Doctor of Science in Hygiene (environmental health) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Read More
  Dan Trueman is the Unit Head for Cyber Insurance at Novae Syndicates, a diversified property and casualty (re)insurance business operating at Lloyd’s of London. Dan’s entire insurance career has been focused on new and emerging risks. He has created insurance products catering for risks to supply chains, reputation and intellectual property, and he has been at the forefront of cyber insurance ever since its emergence as an individual class of business.
Prof. Terence Seemungal
Professor of Medicine MSc PhD CCST FRCP

Professor Seemungal has made an invaluable contribution to the study of lung health. His work with the academic group of Professor Wedzicha in London contributed significantly to the body of knowledge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His academic contributions form a consistent body of work of high quality, originality and significance. Professor Seemungal current holds the post of Professor of Medicine, Lead Academic for Adult Medicine & Chair Campus Open Lectures Committee, Department of Clinical Medical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus Trinidad and Tobago.
  Gregory Camejo holds the position of Group Executive, Corporate Services at One Caribbean Media Ltd. He provides support in areas of strategy implementation, alignment of HR policies and practices, executive management development, achievement of non-financial enabling goals and Group marketing and communication. Prior to his appointment to the OCM Group, Gregory held the position of Group Human Resources Manager at the Caribbean Communications Network Ltd. (CCN) in 2010. Read More
  Lara Quentrall-Thomas is a Director at AMCHAM T&T, founder and CEO of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited. Prior to founding Regency, Lara worked in the UK as a Recruitment Consultant and Human Resources Manager. Established in 1996, Regency specializes in the supply of administrative, accounting and other professionals for temporary, contract and permanent work, and currently more than 400 candidates work with a wide range of leading local and multinational firms. The agency also offers customized training and payroll solutions, expatriate orientation and retrenchment / transition support services.
  Ozzi Warwick, holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of London as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Regulations. He has been a political and social activist for over 15 years co-founding a youth organization, in 1995 which had engaged in advocacy work around sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people, including organizing the 1st national youth forum on Sexuality. He is Currently the Chief Education and Research Officer of the OWTU (one of the Caribbean’s most powerful Trade Union).
STEVE LOAR is an Associate Professor of Art teaching Three-Dimensional Design and is Co-Director of the Wood Center at IUP, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. Through both of these positions, he has been pursing a variety of green themed projects. Steve’s interest in sensitizing students to post-consumer waste has taken a dramatic turn since 2007 with his use of recycled plastic as the culminating assignments in Three-Dimensional Design. His students have been involved in numerous workshops and exhibitions, received repeated press coverage, as well as, the unusual inclusion of freshman work in a nationally distributed book. Read More
Prof. Rajendra Ramlogan is a graduate of Cambridge University where he obtained his PhD in International Environmental Law. His doctoral thesis involved an in-depth assessment of the legislative framework of Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago for protection of the environment. Dr. Ramlogan successfully completed his LL.M in International Legal Studies at New York University in 1993. In 1985, Dr. Ramlogan completed his Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of the West Indies and in 1983 Dr. Ramlogan obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature with Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies. Dr. Ramlogan is a well published professional and his works treat with many diverse issues which include environmental law in Cuba, the environment and human health, the spectre of environmental refugees, international environmental law, human rights in Japan, Caribbean Commonwealth Business Law and judicial review in the Commonwealth Caribbean.