US AMBASSADOR MEETS WITH AMCHAM T&T BOARD
United States Ambassador Joseph Mondello met with members of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), on Thursday 5th February 2019, where the Board presented some of their members’ issues to the U.S. Ambassador.
While the executives of the Board have had several interactions with Ambassador Mondello - including his first public appearance at AMCHAM T&T’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Conference in 2018 - this is the first time Ambassador Mondello visited the chamber’s building.
“I think this is a positive step, and what we believe will become a regular occurrence as we continue to strengthen our relationship with the U.S. Embassy,” said AMCHAM T&T President Patricia Ghany.
Some of the issues discussed at the meeting include: the current business climate in Trinidad & Tobago, ways Trinidad and Tobago can attract and keep foreign investors, opportunities available for local companies to do business with the United States and the current humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
“Increasing bilateral trade and investment is one of my top priorities as Ambassador. I look forward to continuing our excellent partnership with AMCHAM to make this goal a reality,” said Ambassador Mondello.
AMCHAM T&T Board members present at the meeting were:
Patricia Ghany, President AMCHAM T&T and Chief Financial Officer – Esau Oilfield Supplies Limited; Simon Aqui, Business Development - IBM; Gayle Pazos, Vice President & Chief Risk Officer - Scotiabank; Mitchell De Sliva, Citi Country Officer and Managing Director Citibank Trinidad & Tobago; Dominic Rampersad, President - Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited; Glenn Hamel- Smith, Partner, Head - Banking & Finance - M. Hamel-Smith & Co.; Sana Ragbir, General Manager - First Citizens Investment Services Ltd; and Erojus Joseph, District Manager - GE Oil & Gas
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