Search Results for: economics

  • 2015-10-19

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    CMP017 - Save; Invest and be True to yourself with Mariano Browne - Managing Director of Browne & Company Ltd

    Tags: male trinidad politics finance corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has built an exceptional career in the area of Finance. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, with a degree in Economics; a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), and he also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Wales/ Manchester Business School. He has over 25 years experience in finance and banking. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Butterfield, Barbados. He has served as president of both the Barbados Bankers Association and the Barbados Institute of Banking and Finance. With a special love of sport, our mentor was a Deputy Chairman of the Barbados National Sports Council. He has published and presented several papers on banking and finance, including a presentation on "Managing Banking Crisis" to the World Congress of Accounts held in Paris in October 1997. He has been involved not only in the planning and start-up of new financial institutions but has also been involved in several turnaround situations in the finance industry. In December of 2007, he was appointed Minister in the Ministry of Finance and in March 2009 he was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry in addition to his previous portfolio. Ladies and gentlemen…Let’s meet Mr. Mariano Browne.


  • 2016-01-04

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    CMP024 - Learn the steps to becoming an Achiever with Wendell Mottley - Former Minister of Finance in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Tags: male trinidad athletics politics finance corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a high achiever and he has proven this time and time again throughout his life and career. His appetite for success and desire to win was evident when he decided to become a world-class athlete and entered the competitive world of track and field. By the time his athletic career concluded he stood as a record holder and held four medals; two at the 1964 Summer Olympics and two at the 1966 Commonwealth Games. His next challenge would be in the area of academics and career building. Again his desire to win would see him graduate with honors from Yale University with a Masters in Economics. Throughout his career he became an economist, investment banker and entrepreneur. A third aspect of his life where he saw success was in the competitive area of politics which for him spanned fifteen years, from 1981 to 1996, ten of which was spent in Government. Throughout his tenure he held portfolios like Minister of Housing, Minister of Industry and Commerce and culminating as Minister of Finance where he oversaw the flotation of the Trinidad and Tobago dollar. He is a husband, father and has a great love for the environment. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Mr. Wendell Mottley


  • 2016-02-15

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    CMP030 - Carve your Niche; Distinguish Yourself with Dr. Marlene Attzs - Lecturer and Socio-Economic Consultant

    Tags: female trinidad academia economics

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has built an exceptional career researching the area of economics and sustainable development. She has worked on various pioneering research projects in the region like; • The Impact of Climate Change for CARICOM countries • The Economic Feasibility of Solar Lighting in Trinidad and Tobago • The Disaster Risk assessment Profile of Barbados • Sustainable Tourism Development in Tobago Her work has also produced numerous academic reports and other publications which she authored and co-authored like; • The implications of the Global financial Crisis for Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation. • The Economics of an Integrated Approach to Environmental Management in Small Island Developing States. She was selected to make two presentations at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Marlene Attzs.


  • 2016-01-25

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    CMP027 - How to Manage your Valley experiences with Sharon Christopher - Deputy CEO - Operations and Administration at First Citizens Bank

    Tags: female trinidad banking finance law corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a trail blazer. And she has blazed a trail in the male dominated world of Corporate Finance. Her career began as a lawyer but throughout her journey she has acquired numerous skills and expertise. Today she is the Deputy CEO of Operations and Administration at First Citizens Bank. Her experience and training is wide-ranging covering areas such as banking and finance, corporate governance, banking operations, information technology, marketing, corporate security, corporate communications and human resource management. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies and the holder of a Master of Laws Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also holds a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School from which she graduated as the most outstanding student. She has been serving at the executive management levels since 1986. She has chaired two Boards, one in the Energy sector and one in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. Throughout her career she has been a Director on 25 Boards and currently sits on the Boards of publicly listed companies in St Lucia and Barbados and on various Boards with in Trinidad and Tobago. She has delivered several presentations at local and regional conferences and has also published articles within her areas of expertise. She is a mother, an author and an advocate for women. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Sharon Christopher.


  • 2017-04-03

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    CMP078 - Set the Highest Standards for Yourself; featuring Dr. Alvin Hilaire - Governor and Chairman of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago

    Tags: male trinidad economist economics corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor brings with him over 20 years’ experience being an Economist and Central Banker. He holds a PhD in Economics and has made significant contributions to developing the economies of CARICOM countries. His previous positions includes Chief Economist, Director of Research and Deputy Governor. Today he is the Governor and Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Ladies and gentlemen…Dr. Alvin Hilaire.


  • 2016-04-18

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    CMP038 - Of Course You Can Do It...with Osborne Nurse - Independent Financial Adviser and Consultant

    Tags: male trinidad economics finance consultant corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a visionary and achiever. He has contributed significantly to the development of most of Trinidad and Tobago’s financial and economic institutions. He was a lecturer at UWI St. Augustine in the early 70’s; General Manager of the Deposit Insurance Corporation in the late 80’s; General Manager of First Citizens Bank in the early 90’s and Chairman and CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities Exchange Commission in the early 2000’s Today he operates as an independent adviser and consultant and his services have been retained throughout the country and region. He is the holder of a Bachelor’s and Masters’ in Economics. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Mr. Osborne Nurse


  • 2017-02-27

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    CMP072 - It always seems Impossible...Until; featuring Laura Anthony-Browne - Director of Planning, Ministry of Economic Planning

    Tags: public servant linguistics st vincent economics

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has dedicated her skills and career to serving the State and country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for over 25 years. She is the holder of a Bachelors’ degree in Economics and Masters’ degrees in Economics, Marketing and Linguistics. She has held various senior positions in the public service and now serves as Director of Planning in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Sustainable Development.

    Ladies and Gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Laura Anthony-Browne


  • 2017-01-23

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    CMP065 - Whatever you're doing, Make a Positive Difference; featuring Dr. Terrence Farrell - Economist, Author and Certified Mediator

    Tags: male trinidad economics finance corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a mammoth figure when it comes to economics and finance in Trinidad and Tobago. He has devoted his knowledge, intellect and time to shaping policy initiatives which help rescue or transform the Trinidad and Tobago economy. He now works in the areas of economics, strategy consulting and business development and legal advice and mediation. He is an Economist, Lawyer, Certified Mediator, Published Author and serves as director on various Boards in the private, public and NGO sector.

    Ladies and gentlemen…Dr. Terrence Farrell


  • 2016-07-04

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    CMP047 - An Indomitable WILL; featuring Indera Sagewan-Alli - Executive Director; Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness.

    Tags: female trinidad economist corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has become a well-known development economist through-out the region. Her fields of expertise are in areas like; Global value chain and Innovation, Public Policy Analysis and Privatization and Private Sector Development…just to name a few. She is the holder of a Bachelors and Masters’ degree in Economics and has used her skills and training to contribute to various organizations both in the private and public sector. As a former Member of Parliament (Trinidad and Tobago) and Director on various State Boards her opinion is often sort by the media concerning a cross-section of public matters. Today she is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Ladies and Gentlemen…let’s meet Mrs. Indera Sagewan-Alli


  • 2016-11-14

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    CMP053 - The Energy you Project comes back to you; featuring Marla Dukharan - Group Economist of RBC Caribbean

    Tags: female trinidad banking economist corporate

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor brings with her over 17 years’ experience as an economist. She holds a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees in Economics. She is responsible for monitoring over 20 countries in the Caribbean and authors the RBC Caribbean Economic Report on a monthly basis. Today she is the Group Economist for the Royal Bank of Canada’s Caribbean operations, an executive member of the Trinidad and Tobago Economics Association and sits on the Board of the Commonwealth Businesswomen Network. Ladies and gentlemen…Mrs. Marla Dukharan.