CMP089 - You're Not in the Boat Alone; featuring Peter Ganteaume - Deputy Chairman of Guardian Holdings Limited


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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has had a distinguished career in finance, accounting and audit since qualifying in June 1969 as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is a former Senior Partner of PwC until 1999. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago. Today he is the Deputy Chairman of Guardian Holdings Limited and Chairman of a number of its subsidiaries including Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited.

Ladies and gentlemen… let’s meet Mr. Peter Ganteaume

Show Notes

Peter's Early Life and Career

  • Grew up in Newtown, Port of Spain (Trinidad)
  • Attended various private primary schools
  • Attended St. Mary's College
  • Got a job at Pricewaterhouse
  • Went to England to study Accounting
  • Got into Financial Planning
  • Advice - 
    • Leadership is about Communication skills and the abilty to identify with others
    • Leaders know when to use the whip and the carrot 
    • Leaders must be available to counsel
    • Ensure that you bring out opinions from everyone
    • Do not try to cover up your mistakes
  • Road Map - 
    • Get into an accounting firm
    • Auditing allows you to work in different industries
    • Determine what you like from there


Super Over

  • Go overseas and work in another country
  • Don't hide a problem or an issue
  • Success - Seeing people I trained build a wonderful life
  • Great Book
  • Contributing to building Guardian Group
  • Alternative Career - School Teacher


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