Media Release - AMCHAM T&T To Host Economic Outlook Forum 2019

AMCHAM T&T To Host Economic Outlook Forum 2019


The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) will host its annual Economic Outlook forum at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

A dynamic panel of experts will offer their insights into the current economic climate and strategies to minimize risk. The panel includes:

Professor Gerry C. Brooks

Professor Gerry C. Brooks is Chairman of the NGC Group of Companies. He is the retired group Chief Operating Officer of the regional conglomerate and publicly held group, ANSA McAL. He serves on the Board of NEL and TSTT where he chairs the Investment Committee and the Tenders Committee of NEL and TSTT respectively. He is an Attorney at Law and has served four years unopposed as the Vice President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. A graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School and The University of the West Indies, he was awarded the title of “Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the West Indies in 2014 and “Professor in Practice” in 2018. Professor Brooks is a graduate of Columbia University where he obtained an MBA, Dean’s Honour Roll. As a former Deputy Chairman of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund, he chaired its Finance and Investment Committee for ten years. A regional thought leader, he is the immediate past President of the Family Planning Association, serving the Association for 22 years. He is a Certified Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator. Professor Brooks has been honoured by Rotary International and his Alumni, Queen’s Royal College. He is also a member of the Standing Energy Subcommittee of the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Ravi Tewari

Mr Tewari is the Group CEO of the Guardian Holding Limited. He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, including over 12 years as a senior executive. As an Island Scholar of Fatima College, he earned a First Class Honours Degree from the Cass Business School, London. On his return to Trinidad, he worked as a pensions and life insurance consultant at Buck Consultants where he rose to be Head of Consulting. In this capacity, he provided comprehensive actuarial services for your life insurance companies spanning Trinidad, Barbados, and Guyana. 

Ms. Patricia Ghany

Ms. Ghany is the Chief Financial Officer at Esau Oilfield Supplies Co. Ltd., a leading supplier of pipes, valves, pipe fittings, and gaskets to the petrochemical and oil and gas sectors in Trinidad & Tobago. Ms. Ghany has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of the Oil & Gas sector with an emphasis on Procurement, Business Development, and Project Management. She is also the current President of AMCHAM T&T.

Mr. Garvin Joefield

Mr. Joefield is the Economist/Manager of Republic Bank Limited’s (RBL) Economic Intelligence Unit. He has a wealth of experience in various aspects of banking, having been employed with RBL for the past seventeen (17) years.

Mr. Gregory Hill 

Mr. Hill is the Managing Director of ANSA Merchant Bank. As a career banker,  he has earned a notable reputation in the regional financial services industry spanning over 25 years, in Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, and Banking Regulation.

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