CMP095 - Develop Your Social Skills; featuring Allyson West - Tax Expert, Senator and Minister in the Ministry of Finance


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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has successfully built a career where she is now considered one of the leading Tax experts in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a senior member of the Law Association of T&T and has been an integral part of many multi-disciplinary teams engaged in structuring and advising on various financing transactions, corporate restructurings and tax planning projects. She was the Territory Tax Leader for PwC but now hold the position of Senator and Minister in the Ministry of Finance.

Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Allyson West

Show Notes

Allyson's Early Life and Career

  • Born and grew up in San Fernando (Trinidad)
  • Attended San Fernando Girls and St. Joseph's Convent 
  • Attended UWI and Yorke University 
  • Decided to be a Lawyer at an early stage
  • Got introduce to Revenue Law in Law School
  • Got a job at Inland Revenue and then to PwC
  • Advice - 
    • Relationship building is important to your career
    • Own up to your mistakes
    • Be prepared to challenge
    • Develop your social skills


Super Over

  • Get more involved in social circumstances
  • Sister adviced to becoming a Lawyer
  • Alternative Career  - Teaching Law
  • Impact on nieces and nephews
  • Book - Malcolm X
  • Leader of a Country - My First 100 days - Being Neighbourly

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