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. 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.


Dr. C. Justin Robinson is a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and currently serves as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Dr. Robinson's research interests are Capital Markets in Developing Countries, Public Finance, Financial Risk Management and Corporate Finance. He has published extensively on these subjects in a number of regional and international journals. Dr. Robinson currently serves as Chairman of the National Insurance Scheme Barbados, Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Barbados, and Vice President of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.

Dr. Robinson obtained his PhD in Finance from the University of Manchester, UK. He also holds an MSc in Finance and Econometrics from Florida International University and a BSc in Management Studies (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.


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 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 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 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.


Mrs. Nicole Crooks is the Senior Manager, Human Resources & Knowledge Management at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Crooks has been with the Bank for the past twelve years. She has a proven track record at the senior management level and is an experienced human resource practitioner with close to twenty-five years of experience in the field. Her experience spans diverse organisations in the financial, energy and manufacturing sectors, in both unionised and non-unionised companies. Mrs. Crooks has a BSc in Management Studies (Upper Second Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies and a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from UWI/IOB, graduating with Distinction and as the Top Student of the 1995 Cohort.


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.