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nominees TO the AMCHAM T&T Board, 2022-2024

Julie Boodhai
3M Trinidad

Julie Boodhai is currently the Safety & Industrial Business Group & 3M Interamerica  (T&T) Country Leader.

She started her career with 3M and has more than 30 years’ working with the company.  Experience range from Finance, Credit & Customer Service, Logistics and held several  Managerial positions over the years in Operations, Sales & Marketing across multiple businesses including Transportation & Electronics Business Group,  Industrial Market Service Center, Government Business, Channel  Management  and Lean Six Sigma project management.  Julie is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: ACCA and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She enjoys reading swimming and dancing.

Gregory Hill
ANSA Merchant Bank Limited

Gregory Nicholas Hill, a career banker, has earned a notable reputation in the regional financial services industry spanning over 25 years, in Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Banking Regulation.

Mr. Hill is the Managing Director of ANSA Merchant Bank Ltd, which is listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE) and as Managing Director, he led the Bank into the regional capital market spotlight with several high profile transactions, with executed volume in excess of TTD 24 billion.

Prior to this role, Mr. Hill held executive positions at regional Financial Institutions, where his responsibilities included; Head of Corporate Banking for regional banking subsidiaries, Head of Investment Banking for the Caribbean and domestically Banking Supervision for Deposit Insurance.

Mr. Hill is a past President of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad & Tobago (“SDATT”) which is charged with leading the development of the securities and capital market in Trinidad & Tobago.

Mr. Hill graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honours) from the University of the West Indies and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) U.K and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT). He graduated as Top MBA Student in 2004 from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business with an Executive Masters in Business Administration and is currently Chairman of the Board of the Alumni Association.

Giselle Thompson
BP Trinidad & Tobago

Giselle Thompson is the Vice President Corporate Operations for BP Trinidad and Tobago. Giselle is responsible for the management of the company’s external facing strategy and reputation. This includes the management of the company’s internal and external communications, delivery of the company’s sustainability strategy and overseeing all interactions between BPTT and external stakeholders including the government, business partners, civil society groups and the community. In addition to her substantive role,

Giselle is also the senior leadership champion for delivery of the company’s NetZero strategy ensuring the efficient integration of cross functional activities to deliver the company’s emission reduction goals and also supporting industry and country efforts to successfully navigate the energy transition.

Giselle first joined BPTT in 2006 as Corporate Brand Manager and was promoted to VP Communications and External Affairs in 2007 and then to VP Corporate Operations in 2013.

Prior to joining BPTT, Giselle spent eight years in the pharmaceutical industry working with GlaxoSmithKline where she held senior marketing positions in their Caribbean and Central American operations.

Giselle holds an MBA from the University of Cumbria UK and an honours degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and was awarded their distinguished alumni award in 2014.

In addition to her duties at BPTT she is member of the boards of, Ansa Bank, the Mayaro Initiative for Private Enterprise Development, AMCHAM T&T, the Maple Leaf International School.

Mitchell De Silva
Citibank Trinidad & Tobago Limited

Mitchell De Silva is a career Banker, having worked in the industry for over twenty three (23) years, primarily in the Corporate and Investment Banking space. He possesses a sound understanding of the Caribbean debt markets and has participated in numerous transactions over that time across the public and private sector landscapes.

Mitch and his wife Gina have been happily married for the past seventeen (17) years and are the proud parents of two boys, Joshua and Evan. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Management from the University of West Indies and an MBA from York University, Schluich School of Business.

Patricia Ghany
Esau Oilfield Supplies Co. Ltd.

Patricia Ghany is the Owner and Chief Financial Officer at Esau Oilfield Supplies Co. Ltd. The company has supplied and supported the oil and gas industry for more than 45 years, providing pipes, valves and pipe fittings for the development of upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. With over 30 years’ experience in various aspects of the Oil & Gas sector, Ms. Ghany is proficient in the areas of Procurement, Finance, Business Development and Project Management.

Ms. Ghany graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in Sociology and an M.B.A. in International Business and Finance. She has also completed graduate courses in International Management and Cross-cultural Counseling at Harvard University. Before returning to Trinidad in 1995, she was an International Trainer and Consultant in the areas of Cross-Cultural Management, Diversity and Team Building in Austria and Germany. Ms. Ghany is a member of the Family Firm Institute, in Boston and has earned her Advance Certificate in Family Business Advising and Certificate in Family Wealth Advising. She has a vision to increase public awareness and broaden the understanding of developments in the fields of family businesses and family wealth in Trinidad & Tobago.

Ms. Ghany has been an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago for over 25 years. She currently holds the position of Immediate Past President and has held positions of Vice President, Treasurer and Chairperson of the Programs & Events Committee and the ARISE committee. She presently serves as Vice President of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) Governing Board.

Ms. Ghany has diverse board experience in the finance, insurance, education, and nonprofit sectors. She is a Board member of Guardian Holdings Ltd, Guardian General Ltd., Guardian Group Trust Ltd., Dialogue Solutions Ltd and The Women in Family Business Network. She is   also a co-franchise owner of Challenge Island Miami & Broward, a cross-curricular enrichment program on the cutting edge of STEAM and 21st century learning skills for children ages 5-15 years.

Simon Aqui
IBM Trinidad

Simon Aqui is the Country Leader for IBM in Trinidad and Tobago, integrating IBM for local clients and aligning IBM with the country’s national agenda for economic development.

Prior to this position, Simon served as the Business Development Executive for Caribbean Financial Services clients, and General Manager of IBM Trinidad and Tobago with responsibility for the country operations including strategic planning, sales, service delivery and support functions. Simon worked in various leadership positions at IBM over the last 25 years and spent four years working and studying in Silicon Valley developing managerial and technology expertise.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), United Way of Trinidad & Tobago, and St. Dominic’s Children’s Home, Belmont.

Simon obtained his BSc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (UWI) and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (Haas).

Jerome Dookie
Proman Limited

As Managing Director of Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL), one of the largest methanol producers in the world, and Managing Director of Caribbean Nitrogen Company Limited (CNC) and Nitrogen 2000 Unlimited (N2000), Jerome Dookie plays an important part in PROMAN’s success as the largest petrochemical group in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jerome leads a highly skilled, all Trinbagonian Executive Management Team responsible for the high-quality products and global competitiveness across the companies he manages. He is actively involved in the development of our petrochemical business and leads the progressive dialogue on the future of methanol and its impact on the Trinidad and Tobago economy.

A dynamic leader, he joined the PROMAN family of companies in 2002 through Caribbean Nitrogen Company Limited (CNC) and served as Chief Financial Officer for almost 12 years before assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He has over 30 years’ experience in downstream energy sector, public practice, manufacturing, commerce and financial services, and has operated at a senior management level for more than twenty years.

Jerome is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of the United Kingdom, a long-standing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT) and he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago as the Deputy Chairman for Downstream.

Stéphane Picarle

Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited

Stéphane Picarle is Shell T&T’s General Manager - Commercial. In his role, he is accountable for the commercial management of the existing business and commercial aspects of new businesses such as Manatee gas field development and the solar power project developed in partnership with bp and Lightsource-bp. Stéphane also has oversight on all economic analyses and many strategic aspects.

Stéphane joined Shell in 2001 and has held a variety of commercial, new business development and governance roles in Downstream, Upstream and Integrated Gas businesses. Stéphane worked in France, Senegal, Netherlands, Gabon and UK. A red thread in Stéphane’s career is a clear intent to remain very close to the technical, industrial and safety aspects of Shell’s activities.

Stéphane is a French national and has a scientific academic background. He graduated as a chemical engineer with Masters’ degrees from “Chimie Paris Tech” and the “French Institute of Petroleum”. Stéphane also holds an MBA from Sorbonne University. Prior to joining Shell, Stéphane started in the industry in 1999 with ExxonMobil as a process engineer in oil refining and petrochemical manufacturing.

Stéphane is married to Béatrice, a town planner by profession, and they have 3 children. Stéphane’s interests include sport (tennis, ski, windsurf), music, geopolitics and developing people.

Crystal Rodriguez-Greaves
Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation

Mrs. Rodriguez-Greaves has over 18 years of experience in the Asset Management Industry and has held leadership roles in the areas of Investment Management, Risk Management and Compliance.

Her career portfolio includes expertise in the areas of macroeconomic analysis, financial statement analysis, investment strategy formulation, portfolio management, enterprise risk management, market risk, operational risk, business continuity management, information security and compliance.

She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and a BSc in Management Studies and Finance from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She is also a member of the Board and the Secretary of the CFA Society Trinidad and Tobago.

She is currently the Chief Risk Officer at the Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation, the largest mutual fund provider in Trinidad & Tobago. Under this portfolio she is a member of the C-Suite and has responsibility for the Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Frameworks at the Corporation.

Stuart Franco
TSL Group of Companies

Stuart Franco is the Chief Executive Officer of The TSL Group of companies and the youngest member of the board of directors, having been appointed EVP in 2011. Stuart holds a B.A in Statistics & Economics from the University of Western Ontario and began his career at TSL in 2003 as a Sales Representative. In this role, Stuart achieved an impressive track record of high-quality salesmanship and tremendous care for his clients. He went on to become the Sales Manager and then E.V.P. of Sales and has brought the company significant success despite the challenging environment of the last few years.

Stuart is passionate about giving back to the community and also holds a seat on the board of directors of the TSL Foundation and has spearheaded several major projects in the role in the last two years. In this role, he plans to continue building on the success of TSL and ensuring that the group continues to play a major role, not only in the local market but also the wider Regional Caribbean ICT arena.

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