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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a self-confessed “Caribbean Woman” who is committed to making a positive impact wherever her life’s journey takes her. After leaving high school she pursued law and became a practicing attorney. However her undying love and passion for creativity and the creative industry caused her to specialize in Copyright and Entertainment Law and to also pursue a Masters in Intellectual Property, Commerce and IT. In 2003 she became CEO of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT), a position she held for seven years during which she made her mark as a capable and focused leader with COTT’s achievement of recording breaking royalty collections and distributions in 2007 and 2008. She also pioneered the introduction of digital tracking of music on radio which greatly enhanced the operations of the company. Her next challenge where she was also determined to make a positive impact came when she was appointed as the Chairman of the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago. During her two-year term the NCC’s expenditure decreased by 30%. Today she is the Founder and CEO of Media InSite, a company which she started in 2011. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Allison Demas.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a lawyer and an award winning social entrepreneur who has created several initiatives geared toward empowering citizens to become more effective in their engagement in public governance and as guardians of the public interest. As an attorney who is qualified to practice throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean she has amassed extensive litigation and jury trial experience over the past 20 years by working on various high profile cases. She makes her impact mainly through four organisations which she founded or co-founded; The Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab which provides government procurement and public contracting research, education and consulting services. Disclosure Today – A social accountability platform digitizing freedom of information requests and connecting citizens to pro bono lawyers. Disclosure Today won the 2014 Global Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Award from Transparency International at the International Anti-Corruption Conference . Rose Law Caribbean – The first virtual law firm in the Caribbean. Which specialises in public interest matters and The Solution Is You Inc., a social entrepreneurship incubator. She is the former Vice Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, a former executive member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Margaret Rose.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor became qualified to practice law in 1992. He went on to open a solo practice in 1995 and later founded his firm in 2005. He is qualified to practice in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and the British Virgin Islands. He is also qualified for admission to the Law Society of England and Wales. He is passionate about people’s causes and is not hesitant to represent difficult causes, such as undocumented immigrants. He is guided by his belief in Islam; the religion he converted to about 40 years ago and is considered to be one of the learned elders of the Trinidad and Tobago Muslim Community. He is a devout husband and father of nine. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Mr. Farid Scoon
CMP027 - How to Manage your Valley experiences with Sharon Christopher - Deputy CEO - Operations and Administration at First Citizens Bank
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.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a former president of the Barbados Bar Association. He presently sits on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice and Magisterial Reform in the Caribbean. He has been part of National Steering Committees on Penal Reform and Drug Treatment Courts, and has sat on the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Child Care Board.
Ladies and gentlemen…Mr. Andrew Pilgrim QC
CMP041 - Standing upon the shoulders of Giants with Catherine Kumar - CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a high achiever. She has held several senior leadership positions throughout her career such as President & Country Head of RBTT Bank Limited and Inspector of Financial Institutions at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. She also served as the first female President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago and the Bankers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago, and she also chaired the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors. She has served the country as a director on several State Boards and as a representative on other National committees and was inducted into the Hall of Excellence at St. Joseph’s Convent P.O.S, in recognition of her outstanding achievements in business. In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) Currently she is the Chief Executive Officer and the Secretary to the Board at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce – a position she took up in January 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Management Studies, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Catherine Kumar.
CMP065 - Whatever you're doing, Make a Positive Difference; featuring Dr. Terrence Farrell - Economist, Author and Certified Mediator
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
CMP095 - Develop Your Social Skills; featuring Allyson West - Tax Expert, Senator and Minister in the Ministry of Finance
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
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has been building her reputation in the very competitive legal industry. She served as a Senior State Counsel at the Office of the DPP and appearing for the State in a number of trials in both the High Court and Magistrate's Courts of Trinidad and Tobago. She also lectures and works with the Children's Authority.
Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Renuka Rambhjan
Our special guest and emerging mentors is an Entertainment and Sports Lawyer who runs a boutique Entertainment and Sports Law practice in Trinidad and Tobago. Her firm focuses solely on providing Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark and Business law advice to clients in the entertainment, sports and corporate sectors in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean.
Ladies and gentlemen…Ms. Carla Parris