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  • 2 Apr 2021 2:39 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2021
    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Katishe Serrette is the Vice President – Compliance and AML for the English Speaking Caribbean where she is accountable for the overall Compliance, Anti- Money laundering (AML) / Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF) and Ethical Conduct programs in the English speaking Caribbean.

    She leads a team of Compliance and AML risk management professionals supporting multiple geographies, responsible for the effective management of the program in order to reduce the risk of financial loss, avoid regulatory sanction and damage to the Bank’s reputation.

    Katishe started her career in the Managing Directors Office in Trinidad & Tobago in 2003 and since then has held progressively senior positions within the Compliance function. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of West Indies and is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

    As an experienced and proven risk management professional, she is passionate about the role that Compliance plays in safeguarding the reputation of financial institutions, preserving shareholder value and excited by pursuits that afford her the opportunity to support others achieve their full potential.

  • 2 Apr 2021 12:43 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2021
    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andrea Robinson is the Founder, President & CEO of Robinson Global Management, a Women Business Enterprise Council Canada Certified company. Andrea received the 2020 WBE Canada Leader Award for exemplary leadership and community contribution and received the 2019 WBE Canada Rising Star Award for economic, business, and innovative impact in the diverse supplier community.

    Leveraging 18 years of experience, Andrea provides professional global consulting services and advice to governments and agents engaging in large, sensitive, and complex procurement projects mainly in the infrastructure, energy and IT development sectors to achieve future driven sustainable and socially responsive goals.

    Andrea is a well-known practitioner in the Canadian public sector procurement area and finds her position as a Principal Consultant at RGM particularly rewarding. Her projects include, affordable housing, water and wastewater treatment plant upgrades, renewable energy planning and diversification, transit and roads, healthcare systems and hospitals, educational, recreational and international competition facilities, military and secure asset redevelopment.

    Andrea has advised on public procurement initiatives worth a combined total of $65+ Billion (CAD) in her career.

    Andrea holds a BA from the University of Windsor, Canada and a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, Canada with a specialization in Energy and Infrastructure Development, and has maintained a project management professional designation for 10+ years.

    Andrea is passionate about engaging in her professional and volunteer work that supports the betterment of building healthy, safe, and strong communities serving people overall.

  • 2 Apr 2021 12:40 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2021
    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Miranda Jones is currently the Vice-President Health, Safety, Environment & Carbon Mobility & Convenience | Gas & Low Carbon Energy | Regions Cities & Solutions at bp.

    Miranda started her career with Western Refining in 1994. In 2000, she joined BP in the Lower 48 (L48) North America Gas business unit where she held roles in Operations and Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE). In 2008, Miranda left bp to join Crestwood Equity Partners, where she led as the VP HSE, Regulatory, and Land. She served on the Crestwood Executive Leadership team while growing that business from a single state $1B asset to a $12B diverse midstream company that operated across all of North America. Miranda was responsible for developing and implementing a benchmarking HSE Management Team and Systems as well as setting the tone of the company culture by uniting diverse people around a common vision, and giving them the space to grow and advance change. Miranda returned to BP in March 2019 as a member of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Operations Leadership team serving as the HSE Manager of Gulf of Mexico and Canada. Miranda was appointed to bp’s global HSE&C leadership team in 2020 when bp announced their transformation from a global oil company to an integrated energy company focused on reinventing bp to deliver energy solutions for customers and create value for our shareholders.

    Miranda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health. She is married to her college sweetheart, and they have three children ages 29, 24, and 17. Miranda enjoys reading and spending time with her family - most often spent traveling and attending sporting events.

  • 2 Apr 2021 12:34 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2021 
    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    MG Leslie A. Purser began her military career on 25 May 1980, when she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the United States Army. She is a graduate of Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, United States Army Command and General Staff School, and the United States Army War College. MG Purser is a distinguished military graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received her BA Degree in Graphic Art, and the United States Army War College where she received her MSS Degree in Strategic Studies.

    MG Purser has successfully held command and staff positions at every level. Some of her key assignments are Chief, Defense Intelligence Support Office-Iraq, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, HQDA, Commander,108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) Charlotte, NC, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.

    MG Purser's awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and Bronze Star Medal.

    She is married to Joe Purser and they have two children, Jennifer and Justin. Joe is retired from Army Cyber Command and is a retired Army officer. Jennifer is a major currently stationed at Ft Campbell, KY. Justin is also a major currently stationed at Ft Leavenworth, KS.

    In retirement, MG Purser serves as one of three Army Reserve Ambassadors for the state of Tennessee, Board Member for the Eastern Tennessee Military Affairs Council (ETMAC), the Committee Chair for the Knoxville Chapter of Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), member of Mission: Readiness, and AMVETS Post 75 Fund Raising Officer. She was also recently selected as a Distinguished Alumna from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and serves on their Alumni Association Board.

  • 2 Apr 2021 12:28 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    Women's Leadership Conference 2021
    FEATURED speakers

    Wendy-Fae Thompson is Managing Counsel for the Americas, Gulf of Mexico, Canada, and Trinidad overseeing legal support to BP in each of these jurisdictions. In 2004, Wendy-Fae joined the BPTT Law Team as a Senior Attorney and in 2008 she spent two years as a Senior Attorney for BP’s UK upstream business in Aberdeen.

    Before joining BPTT, Wendy-Fae worked for 14 years at Pollonais, Blanc de La Bastide & Jacelon where she specialized in litigation, conveyancing, intellectual property and corporate and commercial matters. For eight of those years she was a partner of the firm with responsibility for intellectual property, several of the firm’s major litigation and commercial clients and the firm’s human resource management.

    Wendy-Fae has also served as board member on several state boards including the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Public Transportation Service Corporation. She currently serves as Vice Chairman and Director on the board of Scotiabank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited.

    Wendy-Fae is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies. She also holds a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School.

    Although Wendy’s days can be quite busy, she is a devoted mother and wife to her three children and husband and is not complete without her faith, family and friends.

    In 2004, Wendy-Fae joined the BPTT Law Team as a Senior Attorney and in 2008 she spent two years as a Senior Attorney for BP’s UK upstream business in Aberdeen. She also has 14 years’ experience specializing in litigation, conveyancing, intellectual property and corporate and commercial matters. She has also served on several state boards including the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Public Transportation Service Corporation. She currently serves as Vice Chairman and Director on the board of Scotiabank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited.

  • 2 Apr 2021 12:24 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    Women's Leadership Conference 2021
    FEATURED speakers

    Anya Schnoor is the Executive Vice President, Caribbean, Central America & Uruguay, International Banking Scotiabank.

    Anya was appointed to the Board of Directors effective October 30, 2020.

    Having held progressively senior roles across Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Canada over her 28 year career, including the position of Managing Director of Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Limited during 2012-2017, Anya was recently appointed Executive Vice-President, Caribbean, Central America & Uruguay (CCAU), International Banking. In this role, Anya leads the development of the overall strategic direction for the Bank’s personal, commercial, corporate, wealth, and insurance operations for the countries in the region. In her most recent role as Executive Vice President, Retail Products, Canadian Banking, Anya led major initiatives that launched new innovative solutions and fundamentally transformed the way Scotiabank serves its retail customers in Canada.

    Anya is currently a Director on various Scotiabank subsidiary boards and is an active member of the community and serves on the Campaign Cabinet for the United Way of the Greater Toronto Region. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, an organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of women leaders.

    Anya holds a Master of Business Administration from Barry University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Florida International University.

  • 2 Apr 2021 12:18 PM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2021
    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly attended San Juan S.D.A. Primary, where she sat SEA and subsequently completed her secondary education at St. Augustine Girls’ High School. She then moved on to the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology and her Doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry.

    Dr. Dolly served as an educator for 11 years- starting her career at St. Francois Girls’ College from 2004 – 2009, and moving to the tertiary level as a Senior Lecturer at COSTAATT for 6 years, where she obtained her certification as an Online Instructor. Following her years at COSTAATT, Dr Dolly was elected Member of Parliament for St. Ann's East in 2015, and served as Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 2015-2020. As a part of her service at the Parliament from 2015- 2020, Dr. Dolly also chaired the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity.

    A member of the acclaimed Lydian Singers, she is an avid reader and researcher, with a lively interest in history. Born and raised in Newalloville, San Juan, where she currently resides, she is the last of 4 siblings. One of Dr. Dolly’s favourite pastimes is interacting with young people. As a mother of three teenagers, she is passionate about youth motivation, development, and success.

    Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, having been re-elected as MP for St. Ann's East. Now serves as the Minister of Education of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • 4 Mar 2021 1:46 AM | Kennedy Maraj (Administrator)

    Women's Leadership Conference 2021
    FEATURED speakers

    Patricia Ghany is the Chief Financial Officer at Esau Oilfield Supplies Co. Ltd. The company has supplied and supported the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years, providing pipes, valves and pipe fittings for the development of upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. With over 25 years’ experience in various aspects of the Oil & Gas sector, Ms. Ghany is proficient in the areas of Procurement, 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 is currently the President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago and has held positions of Vice President & Treasurer during her five terms on the Board of Directors. She presently serves on the boards of Guardian Holdings Ltd, Guardian Group Trust Ltd. and The Women in Family Business Network. She has also served on diverse boards such as The South Cancer Society, The International School of Port of Spain and Cedar Grove Private School.

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