Wendell Mottley
(Chairman)
 

Ian Chinapoo
(Executive Director)
 

Leonardo Ambrose

 

Michal Andrews
 

Terrence Bharath
 

Peter Clarke

 

Dennis Adrian Gurley
 

Anne-Marie James
 

Ruben Mc Sween

 

Sharon Mohammed
 

L.Dominic Rampersad
 

John Tang Nian

Ian Chinapoo
Executive Director

Ian Chinapoo's career spans more than seventeen years in Banking and Finance, throughout the Caribbean and Central American region. He held positions of Managing Director, Regional, Corporate and Investment Banking and Managing Director of a major international bank operating in the Caribbean.

Mr. Chinapoo also worked as Vice-President, Business Head, at a large international bank, operating in the Bahamas where he was responsible for the operations of its Global Corporate and Investment Bank and was part of the Bank's team based in Miami.

Mr. Chinapoo is also Adjunct Faculty at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and has lectured in International Finance, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Securities and International Loans Finance.

Mr. Chinapoo has executive responsibility for strategic leadership, growth and management of the Unit Trust Corporation.

Anne-Marie James

Ms. Anne-Marie James is an experienced financial professional, and a Certified Accountant, with a career span of over 34 years within the private sector in Trinidad and Tobago. She commenced her professional career in external audit with Ernst & Young, before moving to the financial sector. With 29 years' experience within the financial services industry, including 25 years at Senior Management /Executive level, her extensive professional background includes broad management experience in the planning, management and execution of diverse finance functions, compliance and corporate governance, and investment management. She is currently the Senior Manager Finance of a diversified endowment fund, where she also fulfils the role of Corporate Secretary.

Ms. James is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT).

L. Dominic Rampersad

Mr. Rampersad is the holder of a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Oxford Institute of International Finance. He is also a Chartered Accountant and is the member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago. He began his professional career as an Accountant at the National Institute of Higher Education (Research, Science and Technology) and has been employed with Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited since 1994.

In his current position as Vice President, Finance and Information Technology, he is responsible for the finance, information technology, project financing and corporate legal functions, and also performs the role of Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Rampersad currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) and St. Andrew's Theological College.

Sharon Mohammed

Ms. Sharon Mohammed has extensive experience in the field of finance and accounting. Mohammed is an accountant by profession and is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

Ms. Mohammed has vast experience within the state enterprise Sector and has undertaken feasibility studies of numerous state enterprises, which includes financial and operational performances.

Her experience also includes examining and evaluating strategies to be adopted by State Enterprises, as well as the implementation and execution of the Divestment Policy of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Leonardo Ambrose

Mr. Leon Ambrose is a practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago.

His experience includes responsibility for Audit and Business Advisory Services for conglomerates, public and private companies and providing accounting outsourcing services to several industries.

Mr. Ambrose has directed and participated in several consultancies, including forensic investigations, preparation of business plans and cash flow forecasting for companies, share valuations and development of Information Technology Strategic Plans.

Wendell MottleyWendell Mottley
Chairman

Wendell Mottley is the holder of economic degrees from Yale University, USA, and Cambridge University, UK and has had a distinguished career in Finance.

Mr. Mottley served as Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago from 1991-1995 and was most recently based in New York as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse, a leading global investment banking firm, from which he retired in December 2011.

The first Chief Executive Officer for the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Company, Mr. Mottley penned the historic document "Industrial Policy for Trinidad and Tobago 1959-2008, which focused on governance in an oil-rich state.

Having made his mark as an athlete with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, a silver medal in the 400 metres, and a bronze medal in the 4x400 relay team in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Mr. Mottley went on to sterling achievements in local and international financial markets. Mr. Mottley brings his record of achievement to the Corporation as it seeks to meet the challenges of the changing regulatory and business environment.

Terrence Bharath

Called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1987, and admitted to practise as an Attorney-at-Law in Trinidad and Tobago in that year, Mr. Bharath has been practicing law in this country since 1987.

He functions principally as an Advocate Attorney-at-Law in the field of Commercial Litigation. He is also a tutor at Hugh Wooding Law School.

Mr. Bharath currently also serves as a Director at CBP Limited, a spice and condiment processing company.

Ruben Mc Sween

Ruben Mc Sween holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Howard University in Washington, DC.

With over 15 years' experience in the local and international financial services sector, Mr. Mc Sween has held senior positions in areas such as Investment and Business Development and previously held the position of Vice President, Investment Centres at the Unit Trust Corporation.

Mr. Mc Sween currently sits on the boards of National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago and the Employers' Consultative Association.

Michal Yvette Andrews

Mrs Andrews has served as a Director on the UTC Board since 1997,and is also the current Chairman of the Belize Unit Trust.

A qualified accountant with 30 years of practical experience mainly in the area of taxation, she has developed substantial local, regional and international experience in this area. She is a former Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and was responsible for implementation of the Value Added Tax regime in Trinidad & Tobago. She has also assisted other countries in preparing for the implementation of their VAT systems: namely Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Puerto Rico, St Vincent, and Zimbabwe.

Mrs Andrews is a former Principal of Ernst & Young and headed their tax practice in Trinidad and Tobago. She was a part-time lecturer in Taxation for the MSC Accounting Programme at UWI’s Department of Management Studies, and also served as a member of this country’s Double Taxation Negotiating Team.

Mrs. Andrews holds a BSc in Accounting, a postgraduate Diploma from Harvard University’s International Tax Programme, is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT).

John Tang Nian

A career banker with over 42 years in the financial sector, Mr. John Tang Nian has held senior management positions in the banking sector.

Mr. Tang Nian formerly held the executive management position of General Manager - Corporate Operations and Process Improvement with responsibility for operational risk management and other key operational functions.

He holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of the West Indies and has participated in strategic management training, notably the Manchester Business School, UK and the International Banking Summer School in Dublin, Ireland.

He currently serves as an independent board member of the General Finance Corporation and Non Governmental Organisations - The Cancer Treatment Foundation and the Caribbean Hand Centre.

Dennis Adrian Gurley

Senior Counsel Dennis Adrian Gurley is a Managing Partner at J.D. Sellier & Co.

In addition to serving on the UTC Board as a director, Mr. Gurley also serves on the boards of Trinidad and Tobago Stocks & Shares Limited, the Mercantile Banking & Financial Corporation Ltd, Hand Arnold Holdings Ltd; B.H. Rose Limited, the Dispute Resolution Centre, and the President’s Award Foundation. He is also Chairman of Trinidad Publishing Company Limited.

Mr. Gurley has written publications dealing with mediation policy and alternative dispute resolution issues, and is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago; the Law Society of England and Wales; the International Bar Association; and the Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations

Peter Clarke

Mr. Clarke is a Financial Consultant, and has enjoyed a 22-year career in the stock broking industry. During the period 1984-2000, he was the Managing Director of Money Managers Limited, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading stockbroking firms. He later assumed the role of Managing Director of West Indies Stockbrokers Limited (WISE) and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2001, a position he held until his retirement in December 2005.

In addition to his role of Director of the Unit Trust Corporation, he is also Director of The General Building and Loans Association, Allied Hotels Limited and the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, where he served as Chairman from 1995-1999. He has also served as a member of the Betting Levy Board and as Deputy Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Free Zones Company Limited.

Mr. Clarke obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1976, and later gained a Law degree from Downing College, Cambridge University. He was called to the Bar as a member of Gray’s Inn, London in 1979 and was admitted practise law in Trinidad and Tobago in January 1980. He served as a Barrister-at-Law in private admitted to practise until 1984.