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Bill Shireman
Chief Executive Officer
Future 500

As President and CEO of Future 500, Bill cultivates open dialogue between the world’s leading brands and environmental advocates, foundations and NGOs. He is a prolific author and speaker on the art and science of finding common ground between uncommon allies. Bill has a long track record in breaking through ideological barriers between political parties, uniting conservatives and progressives, and above all, replacing institutionalized demonization with productive dialogue.  

Bill united Coors, Safeway and the Sierra Club to design and pass California’s “bottle bill” recycling law, the lowest-cost and most effective in the nation.  He united Mitsubishi and Rainforest Action Network (RAN) to work together to save rainforests from North America to Malaysia.  He brought together Coca-Cola and Genocide Intervention Network to help promote peace in the Sudan. Most recently, Bill has been key in organizing the Earth Day 50 Challenge, a meeting of top brands, policymakers and environmental groups in finding shared, actionable goals toward protecting our oceans, forests and climate.

Lisa Schlosser
Technology and Cyber Security Executive

Ms. Lisa Schlosser currently serves: on the Board of Directors for VetSports; the Board of Advisors for Cylance; as a Cyber Security Advisor to Harrisburg University; and as an instructor at Georgetown University. She most recently served full-time as the Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer/Deputy Associate Administrator, Executive Office of the President. In this role, Lisa helped to oversee policy and budgeting related to the government’s $86B information technology portfolio. She was also asked to serve a six-month temporary detail with the Office of Personnel Management as a Senior Advisor/Chief Information Officer following a major cyber security breach.

She previously served as the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, and the Director, Office of Information Collection, Office of Environmental Information, for the Environmental Protection Agency. Lisa was also the Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Associate Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer, US Department of Transportation (US DOT). Prior to joining the Federal Government, Lisa worked in the private sector as a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, helping to establish the international Cyber Security Practice; and as a Vice-President for Global Integrity. Before entering the commercial sector, Lisa served in the US Army, and recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserves. Lisa holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Michael J. Quiello
Vice President Corporate Safety
United Airlines

Michael Quiello is Vice President Corporate Safety for United Airlines. Quiello is responsible for managing worldwide all aspects of aviation safety, ground safety, quality, medical, workers compensation, managed care, business continuity, family assistance and emergency operations for United Airlines and its 85,000 co-workers. Quiello began his aviation career and started flying while in high school, earning his private pilot license at age 17. After graduating from college, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He began his commercial aviation career with Delta in 1981 and served in areas of increasing responsibilities during his 28 years with that airline. Quiello joined United Airlines in January, 2009.

He has served on a variety of industry committees including the Airlines for America (A4A) Safety Council and the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, where he serves as President and Vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees, among others. He is also co-chair of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) in Washington, a committee member of the FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Executive Board, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of New Haven.

Michael Quiello is a native of New Haven, Connecticut and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Florida and a graduate of the Aviation Safety and Security Certificate Program from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Iain Daniels

Barrister at Law


LL.B. (Hons) (Sheffield)

Iain Daniels, LL.B. (Hons) (Sheffield), is a founder member of Ely Place Chambers and a specialist advocate representing companies, public bodies and individuals in civil and criminal cases with an emphasis on health and safety and corporate liability. Iain is instructed in cases involving all aspects of health and safety and fire safety legislation including Crown Court trials, inquests and civil claims. His recent cases include defending in ‘fatality’ trials on behalf of a number of multinational companies as well as a variety of instructions relating to construction site deaths, injuries and deaths involving large plant and machinery in factories, warehouses and farms, asbestos and other hazardous substance cases and a number of allegedly’ systemic’ cases within the healthcare sphere. Additionally he represents public bodies in high profile cases including legionella deaths and those arising from estate management functions. He also advises on media strategies and dealing with media enquiries following serious incidents and court judgments.

He advises corporations and public bodies in the context of on-going litigation and also as to the development of health and safety policy and how best to approach enforcement agencies with a view to avoiding prosecution. His clients have included: British Telecommunications Plc, Metropolitan Police Service, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust and various medico-legal insurers, among many others. He is recommended in Chambers & Partners Directory, the Legal 500 and Legal Experts in respect of Health and Safety.

Mr. Neil Parsanlal
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
PEAPSL Consultancy Limited

Mr. Parsanlal has a BA First Class Honours in Theology from the University of the West Indies. Counselling and psychology formed an essential component of his studies for this degree and remained as an essential part of his career. Both disciplines form an integral part of the work of anyone involved in ministering to people, particularly when they are at their most vulnerable. His work, particularly with young people and at risk youth, has always involved a heavy counselling component, and therefore the studies became a natural corollary to what he was already doing. He later pursued post-graduate certification in Integrated Marketing Communications from the New York University and a MBA from the University of Liverpool with a specialization in Leadership Development.

He has held senior positions in both the private and public sector and worked at the highest level of Government as the Minister of Information. Other positions include Senior Consultant at Personnel Management Services Limited (PMSL) where he engaged in designing similar Assessment Centres for other organizations, Manager – Human Resources & Corporate Communications at ANSA McAl Financial Services Sector, Corporate Communications Officer- Neal and Massy Holdings Limited, Lecturer – Public Relations, Event Management & Protocol, Head of Communications at the Ministry of Education, the South West Regional Health Authority and Corporate Communications Officer at the Environmental Management Authority. He is also certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Training Trainers and Project Management.

Mr. Parsanlal also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at BWIA from 2004 and TSTT from December 2005. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors at NALIS. Mr. Parsanlal also has extensive experience managing Corporate Resources having served as both Director of Corporate Resources and Senior Consultant at Personnel Management Services Ltd and Trinity Exploration respectively.

Over the past decade he has spent most of his career in coaching and mentoring employees at levels of various organizations. At Trinity Exploration and Productions Services Limited where he began as the Director, Corporate Resources his role evolved to that of the resident EAP Specialist, providing counselling, coaching, mentoring and extensive training for all levels of staff.

Most recently Mr. Parsanlal began serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PEAPSL Consultancy Limited. His main responsibilities among others include developing strategies for the growth of the organization while leading and motivating the staff.

Group Executive, Corporate Services

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. 

Later that year, he assumed the role of Group Corporate Services Manager, thus expanding his role to manage the CCN Group’s Purchasing, Health & Safety, Security, Employee Engagement and the Express Production House (EPH) Departments.

Gregory holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Andrews University and a Master of Social Sciences (M.SocSci) from the University of Leicester.

He was the former Vice President of the Human Resource Management of Trinidad & Tobago (HRMATT).

Dr. Victor Coombs
BA., MBBS, MSc CHDC, DPH, DIH, AFOM, Cert. Av. Med, Cert. Dive Med, EMBA, MSc. Emerg. Med

Dr. Coombs majored in Chemistry before obtaining his Medical Degree in 1978. He obtained an MSc. Degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Diploma in Public Health from the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, a Diploma in Industrial Health at the Royal College of Physicians of London and the (AFOM) Associate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. His training extended to Aviation Medicine, and Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine through Duke University and Divers Alert Network. He also completed a Mini Residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cincinatti. Management experience was complemented by an (EMBA) Executive Masters in Business Administration.  Practical experience at the Augustus Long Hospital was complemented by a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Medicine.

He has worked full time in Industry for thirty years, for twenty-one of these years he was the Chief Medical Officer of Trintoc/Petrotrin.  He is a Consultant in Occupational and Environmental Health with interests in Toxicology, Accident Prevention, Emergency Medical Response, HIV/Stress in the Workplace, Health Services Management, Disaster Preparedness and Disability Assessment, Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Workplace.

He has held positions such as President National Safety Council, Director Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, and Part-time Lecturer UWI Medical School, among others.  He has done Advisory and Consultancy Services in Occupational Health and Safety for Local, Regional and International Organizations. He is a former Chairman of the Partners Forum for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases.  He is a Director of Healthy Caribbean Coalition. (HCC).

Dr. Ishvan Ramcharitar MBBS; MFOM(I); MSc.OccMed.; FRSPH; Cert. OH Law
Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Ishvan Ramcharitar is the Chief Medical Advisor to Atlantic. He is also the Medical Advisor to the bpTT Region.

A medical professional with over fourteen years’ experience in occupational medicine, Dr. Ramcharitar was the first physician from the Caribbean to attain specialist qualifications in occupational medicine when he achieved Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2016, he was recognized for his distinguished contribution to the field of occupational medicine when he was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine by the Board of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of Ireland.

Dr. Ramcharitar, a past national scholar, is the holder of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree and a Master Degree in Occupational Medicine. His training extended to Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society in Seattle and he is a Diving Medical Advisory Committee Level 2D Diving Medicine certified physician. He also possesses a Certificate in Occupational Health Law.

Dr. Ramcharitar is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is an Oil and Gas UK certified physician. His pioneering work in the field of fatigue risk management has received international recognition. He has served as the head of the Occupational Medicine and Executive Medical Clinics at the Medical Associates Hospital and Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

Dr. Ramcharitar has held the positions of Associate Lecturer with the University of the West Indies and Member of the Board of Directors of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority of Trinidad and Tobago on which he served as the Medical Board’s representative.

Christopher Vallee
Senior Associate
System Improvements, Inc.

As a Senior Associate for System Improvements, Inc., Christopher spends most of his time on the road teaching and facilitating TapRooT® Root Cause and Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Techniques for a variety of industries. When not teaching, he spends time mentoring and paying forward what he has learned and was taught by his mentors. Christopher's experience includes: 

  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis, Equifactor® and Trending Instructor (over 6,000 hours of instruction) to include teaching in Trinidad and Tobago for IPSL, Tucker Energy, Methanex, PCS Nitrogen and OSHA
  • Facilitated hundreds of investigations to include industrial related injuries, fatalities, medical events, quality process issues and equipment failures with process system shutdowns.
  • Subject Matter Expert in Human Factors in Psychology (how people interact with machines, environment and people).
  • 18 years Aviation experience (Troubleshooting military aircraft equipment failures and managing the build of executive jets)

Bill Balint
Chief Information Officer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Bill has 29 years of information technology experience in a variety of leadership and software engineering roles. He currently serves as both the Chief Information Officer at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and as the Technical Executive of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Strategic Information Management System. Bill was named the 2016 Pittsburgh CIO of the Year for Education. He has presented at more than 35 events on many topics, including project management, security, leadership, organizational management, federated identity management and talent management. Bill has appeared in more than 10 IT publications, including authoring articles for Education Technology Insights and The Enterprisers Project blog.
Chris Boylan
Principal Consultant, Safety Risk Management Risk Advisory Services

Mr. Boylan is a Principal Consultant with 20 years’ experience at DNV.GL. He began his career in risk management after receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Florida State University. Mr. Boylan has project managed numerous qualitative and quantitative technical safety studies spanning all project phases for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. He presently serves as Principal Consultant in DNV.GL’s Risk Advisory Services unit based in Houston, Texas. His focus in recent years has been to help drive further risk reduction efforts, particularly in the operational phase, by implementing a barrier-focused safety regime to prevent degradation of safety barriers. He also leads and provides training in bow tie barrier workshops and major accident investigations.

Dr. Hans C. Mumm

Dr. Hans Mumm is a world-renowned researcher in both the scientific and social science arenas. He designs policy and governance for advanced technologies focused on determining the specific uses, exceptions, and allowances. Dr. Mumm is currently a futures researcher at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). He has spent a combined twenty-two years in government service building teams to address hard problems in the areas of national security, homeland security, and advanced technologies.


He was the Division Chief for Cyber Security at the Office of The Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) programming and executing a budget of over $140M. Subsequently, he accepted a Branch Chief position with the CIA. He gained notoriety during Operation Iraqi Freedom as the officer in charge of the “Iraqi Regime Playing Cards; CENTCOM’S Top 55 Most Wanted List” which was touted by Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as one the most successful Information Operations (IO) in the history of DIA. Due to combat injuries, he was medically retired and was a direct hire to the ODNI.


Dr. Mumm holds a BS in Management, a MS in Strategic Intelligence and Doctorate of Management with a concentration in Homeland Security. Mumm has earned twenty-three personal military ribbons/medals, six military unit medals/citations, and two Directors Awards. In 2005, Mumm was recognized as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” and in 2003 he was awarded the “American Patriot Ingenuity Award” for his service during “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.


Dr. Mumm volunteers as a mentor in government and civilian capacities. He published an international best-selling book titled “Lightning Growth” which is a follow up to his best-selling book in 2015 titled “Applying Complexity Leadership Theory to Drone Airspace Integration.”

John N. Kilmarx, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Administration
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Dr. Kilmarx supports all academic units at IUP by managing budgets, personnel, institutional data on students and faculty, academic policy, faculty labor relations, time, space, and other strategic resources (including the University Registrar’s office and information systems). Prior to joining IUP in 2007, he spent 20 years at SUNY Binghamton, where he began by managing budgets and data for the libraries and then for Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. He served on the university’s Oracle ERP management team, and led the Oracle student system development project. As Associate Dean of the Graduate School, he managed all student progress and academic policy. He also led a project to improve undergraduate transfer articulation with strategic feeder schools.

Dr. Kilmarx’s academic background includes a BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington and an MA and a PhD in Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton. He has conducted extensive archaeological field work in Newfoundland and on the North Slope of Alaska, as well as in Oregon, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Obika Gellineau 

Obika Gellineau is a Cyber Security Professional with over six (6) years of experience involving Forensics, Criminal Investigations and Information Technology (IT). He has graduated with a Bachelors in Science Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Management of Information Systems from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine and a Masters in Science, Information Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and holds certifications in Forensics, Crime Scene Investigations and IT Security. 

He has held IT security positions in both public and private sector institutions, including the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre and the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT). During his time in the private sector, he has been instrumental in the development and implementation of various projects and cybersecurity risk methodologies that support ISO and PCI-DSS standards. 

Obika is also the owner of the Anti-Phishing Club security blog. This blog's purpose is to raise awareness of phishing and social engineering activities by educating visitors on the behavioral activities they should adopt to avoid being victims of these scams. You can follow him on LinkedIn where he regularly shares articles and insights into security and science related activities.

Satyakam Nanda 
Vice President and Head of Security Consulting Services
Fujitsu Americas

Over the years, Satya has served in various leadership capacities for technology consulting, strategy, product design, portfolio management & operations. He has led many transformation programs at Fortune 500 companies driving telco, cloud, security & OSS transformations. He holds a dual-masters in Computer Science & Business Management, a Bachelors in Electrical (Biomedical) Engineering and industry certifications such as Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) & Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also an active contributor and speaker in various forums involved with Telecom, Cloud, IoT, Security & Privacy including IEEE, TMForum and Utilities Telecom Council. His current interests are to leverage Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to provide adaptive security solutions with improved context awareness in the IoT ecosystems.
Iker Larrea

Mr Larrea's professional career is focused on carbon markets, both at the European and International levels. In Europe, Iker leads Factor Trading, and conducts emission allowance trading transactions for a broad base of industrial clients. At the international level, he is involved in the area of consulting, leading market mechanism design projects for international organizations and developing economies. He has collaborated with organizations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and has participated in several projects in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Ben Dadson 

Ben Dadson is the Coordinator of IUP’s Desktop Services Team.  Ben holds a B.S. in Computer Science from IUP .  He has served in various IT roles at IUP for more than 20 years.  Ben supervises the team responsible for deploying comprehensive IT security solutions to some 4,500 PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Ramesh Harrylal

Mr. Harrylal has more than 25 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector. He has been with PPGPL since 1991 and held various positions, including Senior I&E Engineer, Instrument &Electrical Superintendent, Maintenance Manager, Vice President Engineering (Ag.) and was assigned the position of Vice President Operations in July 2016. From 2001 to 2003 he was seconded to Conoco Inc. where he was assigned to several gas processing automation projects in West Texas and New Mexico USA.

Mr. Harrylal have also participated in several plant expansion projects in various roles at PPGPL from conceptualization, Front End Loading, FEED, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and start-up.

Mr. Harrylal is a UK registered Chartered Engineer (CEng), REng and holds an MBA from Heriot- Watt University. Mr. Harrylal is also an active member of several professional engineering institutions including APETT, InstMC uk and ISA.

As Vice President Operations at PPGPL he is responsible for the facility’s safe operations, maintenance; and ensuring the availability and reliability of all on-site and off-site operational assets.

Curt Cadet

Curt’s career started in the mechanical trades as a five year apprentice with T&TEC,  graduating as a Fitter/Turner, after which he moved on to work in a power plant as an Instrument & Controls Technician. He has worked in heavy industry for over 38 years with the last 22 years dedicated to HSE; his experiences also provided him opportunities to work in power plants in Jamaica and the USA and power plants and water desalination plants in Curacao.

In 2007 Curt moved from Power Generation to the Iron manufacturing business as the HSSE Manager for a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Trinidad where he worked for five years. To broaden his experience he moved from the iron and steel industry to the upstream oil & gas sector at a supply chain support service company as HSEQ Manager for three years, followed by a short stint as HESQ Manager at a petrochemicals company manufacturing Anhydrous Ammonia where he provided HSSE oversight for a large turn around, before his recent move to the National Gas Company (NGC) as Senior Manager - HSSE.

He holds Diplomas in:
  • Instrumentation & Controls Technician from the San Fernando Technical Institute
  • Occupational Health and Safety from the National Examinations Board for Occupational Safety & Health UK (NEBOSH Levels 4 & 6) and a NEOSH certificate in Oil & Gas Operations Safety), and
  • A certificate in Machine Shop Practice from the John Donaldson Technical Institute.

He is a Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and Chair of the IOSH Caribbean Branch and has been a lecturer for the NEBOSH certificate & diploma courses for several years, a certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and has presented at local and regional HSE conferences.  He currently serves as Chair of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

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