SPEAKERS 2018

Ingrid Jahra

Ingrid is the co-founder and CEO of CinemaONE, a giant screen and luxury movie theatre venue. In 2011 she led teams which financed, constructed, and secured long term sponsorship agreements before launching the Caribbean’s first IMAX theatre, branded the Digicel IMAX. Ingrid is also the Chairperson of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Censor Board. Ingrid […]

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Brian Jahra

Brian is the co-founder and Chairman of CinemaONE, a giant screen and luxury movie theatre venue which in 2011 launched the Caribbean’s first IMAX theatre.  Brian is an entertainment and technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. He was the former Co-founder, Joint Venture partner, and CEO of Massy Communications, now Amplia Communications, which […]

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Daryl Walcott-Grappie

Daryl is an Audit & Assurance, Risk Advisory Partner with 9 years of experience with Deloitte and over 18 years public accounting experience.  Leading on-going IFRS 9 gap-analysis / implementation projects, he has experience in the audit of retail and offshore banking entities and insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as regulatory compliance as lead […]

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Kerwyn Valley

Kerwyn Valley  is the Chief Executive Officer of KCL Capital Market Brokers Limited. He also sits on its Board of Directors. He is the holder of an MBA from York University’s Schulich  School of Business, with a specialization in Finance and International Business.  After completing his training in Canada, Mr. Valley embarked on a career […]

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Christine Sahadeo

Christine Sahadeo is a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant  who holds an  Executive Masters in Business Administration. She  obtained the  Bachelor of Law with the University of the London (Hon) and the  Legal Education Certificate  from the  Hugh Wooding Law School.  She is also a Certified Mediator. She is presently a Senior Lecturer and former […]

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Richard Look Kin CFA, PRM

Richard is the Group Chief Risk Officer at First Citizens, one of the leading financial institutions in the English-speaking Caribbean.  With an educational background in Economics and Finance, Richard also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designations. Combined with his eighteen (18) years of experience in banking and risk management, […]

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Gillian Lucky

Gillian Lucky is an Attorney at Law who has in the past occupied the positions of Senior State Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; Government Senator; Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Opposition Member of Parliament and a Temporary High Court Judge. Gillian is currently the […]

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Conrad Enill, MBA. CaribDE, CUDE, ICUDE

Conrad Enill MBA. CaribDE, CUDE, ICUDE is the Executive Chairman of Connill Consulting Group –providing management consulting services in financial services and energy policy interventions to a range of companies locally and regionally. He is the former Group Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Credit Union Cooperative Society Limited Group. The Eastern Credit Union Group comprises […]

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Ian Chinapoo

His career spans over twenty-two years of experience in Banking and Finance, in the Caribbean and Central American region.  Mr Chinapoo is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the financial statements of the Massy Group and is a strategic advisor to the Group CEO and the Board, on all financial matters since June 2018 […]

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Omar Sultan-Khan

Brings to the Trinidad and Tobago IFC an outstanding track record of over a decade of local, regional and international experience in the financial services sector. His career with domestic and multinational agencies has spanned varied portfolios, having involved relationship management, capital markets, credit risk analysis, business development, public-private partnerships and negotiations, as well as […]

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Chris Bailey, SHRM-SCP, GPHR

Chris is a Director within PwC Cayman’s Advisory practice, specialising in People and Organization consulting covering several territories across the Caribbean. He has over 16 years’ experience in Talent Acquisition, Human Resources (HR), Business Development and outsourcing, during a successful career covering several jurisdictions including Europe, Bermuda and Grand Cayman. His professional experience includes the […]

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Haseeb Mohammed

Has over twenty-five years of audit experience and has led a number of audit engagements for large companies in a variety of industries including, manufacturing, energy, communication, pharmaceutical, financial services companies and owner managed enterprises. Having worked with a number of publicly listed, state owned and regulated entities, Haseeb is very aware of the importance […]

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Ravi Dass

Ravi is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and brings more than 12 years of audit experience. Ravi is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT) where he serves as a committee member on the Students & Members Committee. „He is knowledgeable about current and […]

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Dr. Andre Vincent Henry

André Vincent Henry is a Public Policy Specialist focusing on effectiveness in institution and programme design and management. He has extensive experience in results based management and managing for development results. From 2005 until 2017, Dr. Henry had a consulting practice in which his clients included the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, […]

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Taryn Salazar

Is the Group Finance Advisor at the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. She has almost 15 years of experience in the finance field, working in both internal and external audit as well as leading the accounting department of a publicly listed entity. This work has exposed her to multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail and […]

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Nicole Joseph

Nicole serves as Chairperson of the Taxation Committee.  Nicole is a Director in KPMG’s Tax practice in Trinidad and Tobago and has over 20 years’ experience in the Tax industry. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. She is responsible for advising both domestic and international clients on all […]

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Dwayne Rodriguez-Seijas CA, FCCA

Dwayne Rodriguez-Seijas currently serves as the Chairman of the ICATT Auditing and Accounting Standards Committee as well as Chairman of the Technical Committee of ICAC. He has previously served as the Chairperson of the Membership Committee and the Vice Chair of the Auditing and Accounting Standards Committee of ICATT. He has been employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

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Arvinda Rampersad

A staunch believer in the power of learning broadly, Arvinda has dabbled in multiple disciplines over the years. He comes from Math, Sciences and Finance backgrounds and holds an MSc. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Nottingham. In his early career, his entrepreneurship explorations have been focused on how we can organise ourselves and the way […]

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Nikoli Edwards

Nikoli Edwards is a Youth Advocate, Social Activist and Communications Professional. He was appointed as the youngest Independent Senator in Trinidad and Tobago and the youngest member of the recently installed Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago. Until recently, he held the international title of Vice Chairperson Policy, Advocacy and Projects of the Commonwealth Youth […]

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Shermarke Howard

Shermarke is a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited.  He is an experience HR Consultant with over 12 years of proven experience in Human Resource Management in public, private and non-profit sectors. He is a compensation specialist and focuses on the areas of designing strategically congruent compensation systems, advising on international pay and workforce mobility […]

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Zia Paton, MBA

Zia is a Partner who leads the local consulting practice in PwC Trinidad.  She has over 22 years of experience serving clients on major advisory projects for clients in both the public and private sectors locally and regionally. Zia supports clients with all aspects of transformation involving people, process and technology. Zia is adept in leading techniques in project management […]

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Bailey Church, CIA, CPA

Bailey is a Partner in KPMG’s Accounting Advisory service line. Bailey has substantial experience in financial, accounting, and related services within the public sector and the energy sector. Bailey has significant experience advising on large public sector transformation projects. This is Bailey’s passion – he is excited to share it with you. Bailey has advised […]

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Marissa Quashie, CA, MBA, FCCA

Marissa is a Partner in KPMG’s Audit practice in Trinidad and Tobago and has over 19 years’ experience including 2 years in the KPMG Manchester office. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School (Heriot Watt University). Marissa has worked […]

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Nigel Romano

Nigel L. Romano serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of JMMB Bank (T&T) Limited of JMMB Group Limited. He has extensive international banking and accounting experience: as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Inter-commercial Bank Limited (IBL Bank) as  Director of Finance & Corporate Planning Operations at The Caribbean Development Bank […]

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Gabriel Abed

Gabriel Abed, Founder of Bitt Inc. and Digital Asset Fund, is recognized as a leading Caribbean authority on digital currencies, math based protocols and blockchain technology. The Barbados-based entrepreneur is internationally-acknowledged as a pioneer in the digital currency evolution, having led the movement of Central Bank issued Cryptocurrencies and frontiered discussions on the subject of […]

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Wade George

Wade leads EY’s Caribbean tax practice. He is currently based in our Trinidad office and has been involved in a broad range of business advisory roles touching a wide range of industries throughout the Caribbean. He has over 25 years’ experience with tax systems and working with tax administrators in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the […]

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Shiva Bissessar

Shiva. Bissessar’s work in Digital Financial Services began with an M.Sc. Information Security thesis examining Bitcoin at the University College London in 2013. He later conducted socio-economic research into the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean, as published by the United Nations in 2016. In 2016 and 2017 he worked with the International Telecommunications […]

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Abhishek Sinha, MBA

Abhishek Sinha  is a Partner/Principal in the Financial Services Advisory practice of Ernst & Young LLP with a focus on the transformative impact technology has on the financial services industry. Extensive experience implementing global scale banking technology architecture, change and operations. He works with clients to strategize and operationalize major transformative initiatives within Core Banking […]

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Clive Webb, Senior Professional Insights Manager

Clive deals with business and technology related matters from the perspective of Chief Financial Officer.  Clive started his career in one of the Big 4 accountancy firms as a trainee then qualified accountant working on both book-keeping and audit engagements.  Clive then moved into IT assurance working on the implications of an organisation’s use of […]

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Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly, CA, FCCA

Denise Chinpire-O’Reilly, Council Member, formerly served as Chairman of the ICATT Quality Assurance Committee. She was re-appointed as Vice-President for the 2018-2019 term and is an ex-officio Member of the Licensing Committee, Alternate Director for Trinidad and Tobago at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) and a member of ACCA. Mrs. Chinpire-O’Reilly […]

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