MR. TERRENCE MARTINS - CHAIRMAN

Mr. Terrence Martins is a former Group Chief Executive Officer of RBTT Financial Holdings Limited. With over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, both in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, he brings considerable knowledge and experience in banking, finance, administration, corporate governance and risk management. He held several directorships within the RBTT Financial Holdings Group, both inside and outside of Trinidad & Tobago. He was also a former independent director on the boards of Sagicor Life Inc. and Sagicor Financial Corporation, and served as non-executive Chairman of Sagicor Financial Corporation from 2007 to 2009.

MR MICHAEL D. CARRINGTON - DIRECTOR

Mr Michael D. Carrington, MBA, F.C.C.A, has worked at the Central Bank of Barbados for the past 28 years. His substantial role in the bank is Financial Controller, but has also worked in other areas, including in the International Financial Services Inspection Unit and in Payment Systems. He was appointed Deputy Governor of the bank in February 2017. Mr Carrington is the Deputy Chairman of Barbados Light and Power Advisory Committee for renewable energy and the Chairman of Barbados Automated Clearing House Services Inc, responsible for the administration of bank payment systems in Barbados.

Dr. SANDRA SOOKRAM - DIRECTOR

Dr. Sandra Sookram is Deputy Governor (Monetary Operations and Policy) of Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. She is responsible for the Banking Operations, Reserves and Domestic Market Management, Research and Information Services Departments at the Central Bank.

Prior to joining the Central Bank, Dr. Sookram was a fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies. Her Scientific achievements lie in her research on various areas in economics and her work has been published in refereed journals and books. A key component of her work as a Fellow involved the supervision of students at the M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. Dr. Sookram holds a Ph.D. in Economics (2005) from the University of the West Indies.

MR. RONALD F. deC. HARFORD - DIRECTOR

Mr. Ronald F. deC. Harford, Chairman of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, is a career banker, who has celebrated over 52 years of service with Republic Bank Limited. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Institute of Banking of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Association of Banking and Finance. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of the West Indies (UWI), and a former Director of the Grenada Industrial Corporation. He is a past President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society, and the former Chairman of The UWI Development and Endowment Fund. Mr. Harford was awarded the Chaconia Medal Gold by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago in 2010 for his meritorious contribution to banking and the business community.

MR. VENKATARAMAN SANKARANARAYANAN - DIRECTOR

Mr. Venkataraman Sankaranarayanan is currently a Doctoral student in Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and a visiting doctoral student scholar at Cornell University, USA. Mr Sankaranarayanan was formerly a Senior Director at CRISIL Ltd, the largest rating agency in India and a subsidiary of the globally-recognised rating agency Standard & Poor’s. He was part of the core management team which decides and oversees implementation of all group-wide strategies covering business and key stakeholder relations and a member of CRISIL’s Rating/ Grading Committee. Over a span of 20 years, Mr Sankaranarayanan led various businesses within CRISIL and garnered extensive experience in credit ratings, advisory services, equity gradings, risk management, credit risk models, business restructuring, valuation, infrastructure privatisation, securitisation and corporate governance evaluation. From 2004-2007, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Rating Officer of CariCRIS, the world’s first regional rating agency.

MS. VASHTIE DOOKIESINGH - DIRECTOR

Ms Vashtie Dookiesingh is the Senior Specialist at the Multilateral Investment Fund, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. Ms Dookiesingh’s career experience spans over 26 years in professional service delivery to a range of organisations in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean, comprised of 13 years in the private sector and 13 with the Inter-American Development Bank. In her role at the IDB, she is responsible for the design and supervision/oversight of investments, loans and technical co-operation (grants) financed by the Multilateral Investment Fund to support private sector development in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, and she also supports identification and design of projects in Guyana and Suriname. Ms Dookiesingh has a BA in Economics (Distinction) from McGill University, Canada and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) from UWI,IOB.

MR. PAWAN AGRAWAL - DIRECTOR

Mr. Pawan Agrawal is the Chief Analytical Officer - Ratings, at CRISIL Limited, the largest rating agency in India. In his current role, Mr Agrawal is responsible for maintaining analytical quality in the ratings business and for enhancing CRISIL’s franchise through thought leadership and outreach. He also chairs CRISIL’s rating committee. In his previous role, Mr Agrawal led analytical teams assigning ratings to large Indian companies in the manufacturing, infrastructure, financial, and structured finance sectors. He also led the operations at CRISIL’s Global Analytical Center (GAC), which provides support to Standard & Poor’s global analytical and data teams in enhancing workflow efficiencies, undertaking high-end analytical research, and executing complex modelling assignments. Mr Agrawal holds a post graduate diploma in management from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar and an engineering degree from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.

MR. GLENN H. GERSIE - DIRECTOR

Mr. Glenn H. Gersie was appointed to the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname on 01 February 2016. Mr. Gersie is an experienced central banker and well known within the financial sector in Suriname. Having joined the Central Bank in the mid-eighties, he served the Bank in several positions before his appointment as Governor, including as Director of Monetary and Economic Affairs for approximately 16 years. Mr. Gersie has also served on several committees on behalf of the Government of Suriname, including as Chairperson of the Board of the Credit Guarantee Fund in Suriname and as a board member of the National Planning Office. Mr Gersie holds a Master Degree in Economics and was a lecturer at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname in the early nineties.

MR. PETER BLACKMAN - DIRECTOR

Mr. Peter Blackman is currently the Manager of private sector operations at the Caribbean Development Bank. In this role he has direct responsibility for activities related to the provision of credit and technical assistance programmes aimed at facilitating the development of SMEs, as well as contributing to interventions such as low income housing finance and student loan programmes that contribute to social and economic development. Mr. Blackman’s career experience includes commercial and development banking as well as investment promotion. Mr. Blackman is a graduate of the University of the West Indies in Management Studies (Honours) and Warwick Business School in the UK, where he attained a Masters in Business Administration. He also received post graduate training from John F. Kennedy’s School of Management, Harvard Business School, in Managing Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development.