The number of elected seats on the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the Period 2015-2017 is four (4). Below is the list of nominees for this year’s election.
Mr. Barry Chin Fat
Regional Finance Manager for Central America and the Caribbean, General Electric Corporation
Barry is currently a member of the Board and is available for re-election
Barry Chin Fatt is the Regional Finance Manager for Central America and the Caribbean, and the Corporate Team Leader for Trinidad (General Electric International Inc.). During his previous tenure at GE Oil and Gas, Mr. Chin Fatt was instrumental in aligning the company with the local standards and requirements of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, establishing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures for domestic operations as well as ensuring the implementation and continued monitoring of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of the USA within GE Trinidad.
Mr. Chin Fatt has also held positions within the local AAT association as Treasurer and Chairman, as well as served on many AMCHAM T&T and TTMA committees, and was involved in the TTMA Trade Missions to Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Surinam just to name a few.
Mr. Chin Fatt holds qualifications/certificates from AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting Degree, ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Financial Planning, Taxation, FCPA Compliance, Controllership, Advance Finance Management and US GAAP Training and certifications all in Crotonville NY, USA, GE’s executive Training Centre (Jack Welch Leadership Centre).
Ms. Karrian Hepburn
General Manager, Scotia Investments Trinidad & Tobago
Karrian is currently a member of the Board and is available for re-election
Karrian Hepburn has been in the Wealth Advisory business for over a decade. During this time, she has held a number of progressive positions, including Investment Advisor, Head of Private Banking, Branch Manager and, in her current capacity, General Manager of Scotia Investments Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.
This extensive experience has enabled her to participate in developing sophisticated capital market deals, portfolio planning and providing insightful investment advice. It has also allowed her to develop a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs of sophisticated, affluent and high net worth clients in both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, Karrian has established a solid track record of helping clients to achieve personal and financial success.
Karrian’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Management Studies and Public Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She is currently working towards completing a doctoral degree, with her dissertation focus being on the Banking industry. Karrian is fully licensed to provide securities advice and execution in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Jamaica.
Karrian is very active in the community, as evidenced by her participation as a Board Member of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as her membership in the Rotary Club of Port of Spain West. She is also a member of the Powerful Ladies of Trinidad and Tobago (PLOTT) and is Co-Chair of the Scotia Women’s Network.
Mr. William (Bill) Schultz Jr.
CEO and Managing Director – Caribbean, Pan American Life Insurance Company Limited
William R. Schultz Jr. is an International Insurance Executive with more than three decades of experience managing operations across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In role as CEO and Managing Director – Caribbean for Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Schultz oversees the company’s operations in 13 territories across the English and Dutch seeking Caribbean.
Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Schultz served as American Insurance Group’s (AIG) Senior Vice President and Director, Foreign Credit. In that capacity he was responsible for the credit related insurance business distributed through financial institutions, including banks and credit card companies, auto manufacturers and other organisations in 60 countries.
Over the course of his career, Schultz has developed expertise in life, accident and health lines of business with a particular focus on employee benefits. From 1993 to 1996 he served as Vice President and National Marketing Manager at American Bankers’ Insurance Group, where he managed Employee Benefits and Student Insurance Business. Schultz is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Schultz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Education from Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University.
Mr. Dominic Rampersad
President (Acting), Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited
Mr. Rampersad has over 24 years’ experience in Financial Accounting. At Phoenix Park, he has held various portfolios including Management Accountant, Financial Accountant and Business Development Project Leader. In his role as Business Development Project Leader he was a key contributor to securing five expansion projects that resulted in the doubling of Phoenix Park’s gas processing, fractionation and NGLs storage capacity. From November 2003 to November 2014 he performed the role of Vice President, Finance and Information Technology. He was responsible for the finance, information technology, project financing and corporate legal functions, and also performed the role of corporate secretary. Since November 2014 he has been performing the role of Acting President.
Prior to joining Phoenix Park, he was the Financial Accountant at the National Institute of Higher Education, a Government statutory board. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Oxford Institute of International Finance.
He currently serves on the boards of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) and the Unit Trust Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms. Catalina Herrera Roca
CCO Trinidad & Tobago Hub, Citibank
Catalina is currently the Citi Country Officer for the Trinidad & Tobago Hub, which includes Barbados and ICG Bahamas. She has been with Citi for more than 24 years, and prior to this role, Catalina was the CTS Head for Colombia, since September 2010. She is a Managing Director, Business Senior Credit Officer and was member of the Latin America CTS EXCO.
In 2008, she was appointed Financial Institutions Head for Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. In this role, she was responsible for consolidating and growing the relationships with Financial Institutions, developing a full range of products such as Treasury, CTS, Investment Bank and Fixed Income Capital Markets among others.
From 1998 to 2008, she led Public Sector business in Colombia handling the relationship with the government and the largest utilities in the country. In this role, she was responsible for the full range of ICG products (EAF, FICC, CTS and Derivatives). In 2003 and 2004, she managed EPC Industry jointly with Public Sector.
From 2001 to 2005, in addition to her Public Sector Head functions she was also responsible for Public Affairs, which included press relationships, internal communications, ICG marketing and social responsibility programs.
She started her career at Citi in 1989 as FICC trader, then Funding & Gapping Head, Distribution Desk Head, Capital Markets Head and in 1996 she was appointed Country Treasurer. Prior to joining Citibank, Catalina worked for Heath Colombia, reinsurance broker, and one year in Banco Industrial Colombiano – Bancolombia, as a Credit Analyst.
Catalina holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración CESA.