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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

Call:1992

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.

GREGORY CAMEJO
Group Executive, Corporate Services
One Caribbean Media Ltd.

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
Atlantic

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
DNV.GL

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
Partner, Head of Markets Division FACTOR

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
Coordinator
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
Vice President Operations
Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL)

Mr. Harrylal has more than 25 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector. He has been with Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (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
Senior Manager- HSSE
National Gas Company (NGC)

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).

Lyndon Mohess
Vice President Safety and Operational Risk
BP Trinidad and Tobago

In this role Lyndon holds accountability for the management of S+OR assurance in support of the Region. He has held several leadership roles in Trinidad business and brings with him a broad range of experience and expertise working within challenging environments including: Operations Leadership, Project Management in the Upstream, Commissioning and Pipeline Management. During his time in Trinidad Lyndon has made a significant contribution to the development of the operations and engineering.

Lyndon holds an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies. He is also certified as a Project Manager through the George Washington University and has completed the Operations Academy at MIT/Sloan Business School.

Todd Cunningham
Executive Director, IT Services
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Todd serves as the Executive Director of the Information Technology (IT) Services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  He has been in this capacity since 2006 and has over 20 years of higher education IT experience.  He has delivered presentations at the Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional conference, Pennsylvania Banner User Group (PaBUG) and Campus Technology Forum.  He is responsible for the daily operations of central IT at IUP; including enterprise systems, storage, virtualization, telecommunications, help desk, training, instructional support, desktop systems, application/web development, database management, etc.  He feels a successful IT organization requires strong leadership, clear goals/priorities, transparency and a supportive executive leadership team.

Stephen Williams
Acting Commissioner of Police
Trinidad and Tobago Police Service

Mr. Stephen Williams has been appointed to act as Commissioner of Police since 7th August, 2012 and continuing.

He has been a police officer for the past 38 years and has worked in numerous Divisions and Branches in the Police Service including Guard and Emergency Branch, Court and Process Branch, Human Resource Branch, Eastern Division and the Executive Secretariat.

During his career, he has served on several Cabinet appointed committees including the 2006 committee to develop the transitional plan for the Police Service.

Dr. L. Casey Chosewood
Director
Office for Total Worker Health®

Dr. Chosewood is currently the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health and well-being of workers around the world. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the CDC Office of Health and Safety safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce as they faced the new challenges of the modern public health era, including emerging infectious diseases, bio-terrorism and other global health challenges. Chosewood's office leads numerous CDC workforce protection programs, including all occupational health services, laboratory and bio-safety programs, environmental and compliance activities, and workplace well-being and prevention initiatives. 

Additionally, Chosewood has served as the Medical Director of CDC’s three occupational health clinics. His team has overseen a multi-faceted workplace health program providing more than 200,000 encounters, screenings, and health opportunities annually. He has presented extensively on the topic of occupational safety and health, biological and laboratory safety, international travel medicine, and workplace well-being.  

Chosewood received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997 and received an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in May 2014.  Before coming to CDC, Chosewood was the Medical Director for the Southeastern Region of Lucent Technologies.

Ian E. Welch
Managing Director
PCS Nitrogen Trinidad Limited (“PCS”)

A chemical engineer, Ian is a graduate of the University of Windsor and Columbia University.

A past president of The Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, he has served on diverse local Boards and is the current Chairman of Point Lisas Energy Association of CEO’s(“PLEA”), and a director of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited.  Internationally, Ian deepens his passion for safety as a board member of the Safety Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (“AICHE”).

Kawal Maraj
Manager of Process Safety
Yara Trinidad Limited

Kawal specializes in Techno-managerial Risk Judgement and Decision Making in the Petrochemical Industry. He has worked in the Industry for upward of thirty five (35) years and led the HESQ function as a Senior Manager for over twenty (20) years. His career so far, includes international assignments in the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Finland, Canada and USA. At Yara Trinidad Ltd., he continues as Adviser on Operational Risk and Strategic Risk decisions. He has delivered inspirational HESQ talks both locally and Internationally and presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Denver USA, 2016 on the topic entitled “Safe Operations in Chemical Plants with Stop Work Authority”. Kawal holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering; Bachelor of Laws (LLB-Hons) degree; and a Master of Technology degree in Management and Industrial Engineering.

Darrin Carmichael PPS,CFE
Aviation Security & Operational Risk Consultant Oasis International Limited

Darrin Carmichael is an aviation security and operational risk management consultant with over twenty-five years’ experience as a security professional. He has a wealth of experience at managing sensitive security operations having worked extensively in two of the most highly regulated industries, namely the financial services sector and the aviation industry.

He is IATA certified in Airline Security Management, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) and a Certified Trainer qualified in the management, training and administration of security personnel in various disciplines such as Residential Security, Industrial Security, Financial Services Risk Management and Aviation Security.

Darrin is a Director of Crime Stoppers Trinidad and Tobago and served as the Administrator of the National Neighbourhood Crime Watch Programme. His most treasured and valuable asset is, he believes, the global network of civilian, security, financial, aviation, IT and other professionals he has developed over the years.

Andre Salgado
Information Security (IS) Head
Citi (Latin America)


Andre Salgado is the Information Security (IS) Head for Citi in Latin America, leading a team of more than 70 Business and Technology Information Security Officers (ISOs) and responsible for the protection of Citi Latin America information and technology assets. He is responsible for the ongoing transformation of the Latin America IS Office into a professional and independent organization, capable of providing high-value cyber advisory services and independent risk management to Citi’s business partners. He has been in this role since July 2013.

Andre has been working at Citi for 13 years, in distinct positions related to Information Security, first in Brazil, his home country, and then in the Latin America’s office.

Prior to joining Citi, Andre worked for four years as a consultant at PwC. He worked in several projects related to Information Systems audit and internal controls, as well as projects related to diagnostics and implementation of Information Security tools and processes.

Andre holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a post-graduate title in Information Security Management and a Master in Business Administration (MBA), all of them from Brazilian schools. In addition, he has CISA, CISSP and CRISC certifications.

Marlon Whiskey
Director of Maintenance
Atlantic

A proud Atlantic veteran, Marlon has extensive experience in LNG operations, and is an accomplished professional in the areas of Inspection and Condition Monitoring, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Contract Administration and Maintenance Management.

Marlon joined Atlantic as a Reliability Technician in 1999 and went on to assume the role of Team Lead, Condition Monitoring in 2003 during which time he led the implementation of Atlantic’s rotating equipment condition monitoring program. Marlon also introduced a Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) philosophy as an integral pillar in Atlantic’s Integrity Management strategy.

As Reliability Manager, Marlon implemented Defect Elimination and Reliability Improvement strategies, which resulted in an increase in facility reliability from 96% in 2008 to 98% in 2013. These strategies included a gas turbine trip reduction program and a Production Risks and Opportunities register.

In his current role as Director of Maintenance, Marlon provides strategic oversight to Atlantic’s Maintenance philosophy, which includes turnarounds and a major maintenance contract with GE. He has successfully led the safe delivery of several major Turnarounds at Atlantic involving complex high-risk activities and employing up to 2000 contractors at peak periods. Marlon has also led several key negotiations with GE. He continues to lead the Maintenance organization on its journey to excellence with a Maintenance Optimization initiative designed to improve efficiency and plant reliability.

Marlon has a BEng in Process and Utilities Engineering – Mechanical from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.

Kishan Kumarsingh

Kishan Kumarsingh is the lead negotiator for T&T to negotiate a regional agreement on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, and also a Vice-President of the bureau of the Negotiating Committee. He holds a BSc (Hons)(UWI), an LL.B (Hons)(Lond) and an Mphil (Chem).

Kishan worked as an environmental analytical chemist in marine chemistry from 1991 -1997 and Technical Coordinator at the EMA from 1997-2008. Since 2008, he has worked as Head of Multilateral Environmental Agreements at the Ministry of the Environment.

Kishan is the lead technical climate change negotiator for Trinidad and Tobago under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1998. He was also the Chairman of national Climate Change Committee from 1998-2008. He was Vice Chair (2003) and Chair (2005) of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer under the UNFCCC and the Chairman of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice to the UNFCCC from 2005-2007.

Kishan was also the Co-Chairman of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (2013-14) charged with negotiating a new global climate agreement by December 2015. He was the Chairman and Facilitator of many negotiating groups since 2000 on technology transfer, adaptation, mitigation under the UNFCCC. He is an author of scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and the author of book chapters and various monographs on climate change.

He has conducted training and technology needs assessments for climate change for countries in the region. He is the overall project manager for climate change projects in Trinidad and Tobago, including responsibility for drafting the National Climate Change Policy and T&T’s intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the new global agreement.

Nigel Darlow
Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic

Nigel Darlow became Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic in December 2011. 

A senior-level oil and gas executive with over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, Nigel was formerly with BG Group, where he was most recently Vice-President and Deputy Asset General Manager responsible for BG’s upstream operations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Nigel’s wide experience across the energy value chain spans exploration, developments, major hub projects and downstream infrastructure.  He spent several years working with senior representatives from other energy companies and also with government agencies in the United Kingdom. 

A trained solicitor, Nigel’s early years in BG Group involved the supervision of legal matters.  In 2002, he was appointed Legal Manager, BG Europe, where he headed BG Europe’s legal operations and was responsible for all regional legal matters in upstream and downstream business.

From 2004 to 2010, Nigel was Deputy Asset General Manager and Asset Manager for BG UK Upstream.  He managed BG’s interests in several offshore producing fields and he also oversaw the Group’s majority stake in the Central Area Transmission pipeline system and onshore terminal.  In 2010, as Head of BG UK Upstream, he was responsible for BG’s entire upstream business in the United Kingdom.  This comprised sixteen (16) major assets delivering in excess of 50 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) annually.

Nigel is a citizen of the United Kingdom.  He is married to Jill and has two children.

Deborah Costelloe
CEO and founder
Lifetime Roofing Ltd,

Deborah Costelloe is CEO and founder of Lifetime Roofing Ltd, a roofing company specializing in the manufacturing of roofing systems and specialist contractor. She is an award winning businesswoman and philanthropist. Under her leadership, Lifetime Roofing captured many international and local awards in the construction industry including Contractor of the Year in 2013, Best residential roofing project in 1998, and most innovative roofing solution in 1990. Mrs Costelloe holds a BA in Science from Mcmaster University (class of 1980 magna cum laude) and a BA in Education from University of Western Ontario (class of 1981, Honours) having captured the graduate of the University of Western Ontario, BA and B.Ed.

Ms Costelloe recently attained a Masters Certificate in Corporate Governance, a field she is deeply interested in.

She has worked at Lifetime Roofing since its inception in 1985 and has been responsible for the financial, sales and administrative divisions of the company. She has earned several qualifications in the areas of accounting, financial management, contract law, procurement and safety which have contributed significantly to the strength and stability of the company. Her dedication and investment in Lifetime Roofing has contributed to the growth of the company from a small roofing contractor to a large scale roofing solution center, now known as Lifetime Solutions with over 250 employees. Mrs. Costelloe once the first woam elected to the board of the Trinidad & Tobago Contractor’s association, and is an active member of several state and private sector boards. She believes in using her knowledge and experience gained to make a positive impact wherever she can. As such, in addition to being the Chief Executive Officer of Lifetime Solutions., she is also a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association (TTCA), the secretary for the Industrial Eastate Tennants Association (IETA), Chairman of the Calabash Foundation for the Arts. In addition she served as a Deputy Chairman of Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) from 2012 - 2015 and was a steering committee member for the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) from 2014 - 2015.

Neville Wint
Relief Officer
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM).

Captain Neville Wint is the Relief Officer and Officer in Charge of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM). He is a Multi-skilled Disaster Risk and Emergency, Crisis Manager, Business Continuity professional with a wealth of experience and competencies.

He is a graduate of the John Donaldson Technical Institute, Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operate Studies in Security Administration and Management, Project Management and Emergency Management and the University of Leicester (London) , with a Masters of Science in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. He is presently completing a Degree in Business Administration.

He joined the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (Regiment) in November of 1988. On attaining the rank of Sergeant, he was commissioned by His Excellency President George Maxwell Richards to the rank of Lieutenant in 2005 as Staff Officer 3 Operations and Training and assigned to the Regiment Headquarters until his retirement at the rank of Captain in 2010, after completing 24 years of service with the colours. Before his retirement in 2010 Captain Wint was assigned to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management as Operations Officer in 2008, where he was subsequently employed in 2011 as Relief Officer to present.

Captain Wint received a number of commendations, as well as four (4) prestigious Military Medals: The Efficiency Decoration Medal for completing twelve (12) years of honourable service with the colours, the Meritorious Medal for duties performed during the Attempting Coup in 1990, the Fifth Summit of the Americas and the Commonwealth Head of Government Medal in 2009 and the United States Department of the Army, Army Commendation Medal in 2008 accreditations.

Surindranath Ramsingh
General Manager
The Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited

The Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is the largest Independent Power Producer in Trinidad and Tobago. As General Manager he leads a team of just over 300 employees, distributed throughout three locations - two power plants in Point Lisas and Penal, and a head office in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Mr. Ramsingh has been working in the power generation industry for 34 years, having first started his career at Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission in 1983 and thereafter, joining PowerGen at its formation in 1994. He has held positions at various levels of the organisation, 17 years of which have been at the senior management level.

Over the years, Mr. Ramsingh has negotiated with many international companies on key agreements and has been responsible for the successful execution of large projects in the power generation industry.

Mr. Ramsingh holds a B.Sc. (Upper Second Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies, a post graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Heriott Watt University, UK and a Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management from the Institute of Business, UWI Trinidad and Tobago. He is a member of the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago, Association of Professional Engineers Trinidad and Tobago, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Cooling Tower Institute, USA and has participated in numerous international engineering and management conferences.

Elton A. Prescott
Attorney-at-Law 

Mr. Prescott was admitted to practice at the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago in 1974 and has had a varied practice firstly in the Ministry of Legal Affairs and, from 1978, at the criminal and civil bar and in the Industrial Court; the major areas of his practice are in civil and labour law.

He chaired the Commission of Enquiry into the Death Penalty, 1989/90 and has served on several prominent institutions including as Director of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (1990-6), the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago and as Treasurer and member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

He served as Chairman of the Land Surveyors’ Disciplinary Committee and has chaired the Standing Tripartite Committee on Labour Matters. He was a member of the Police Complaints Authority at its inception.

A retired Secretary General of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee from 1989 he assisted as mediator in disputes in sports organisations; he has also done some work as arbitrator, has lectured on matters pertaining to industrial relations and has attended the advanced mediation courses facilitated by Stitt, Feld, Handy, Houston in Trinidad.

In February 2006 he was appointed Senior Counsel by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In June 2010 he was appointed an Independent Senator in the Tenth Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago and served in that capacity until June, 2015. In November, 2016 was appointed a Member of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

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