our leaders

Mr. Kenny Lue Chee Lip

Mr. Lue Chee Lip is currently the Chairman of National Enterprises Limited since April 2011. He has twenty sevenyears of experience as an Engineer/Manager involved in all facets of project management, design, procurement, construction and maintenance of industrial and utility plants and systems.


Mr. Lue Chee Lip is also the Managing Director of a sales and Systems Integration company, Control Technologies Limited, with a staff of 40 persons. The company’s capabilities have increased continuously under his direction and has an unmatchedset of automation and telecommunication engineering capabilitiesin Trinidad. He is responsible for preparing plans and strategies to win business and to manage projects to ensure successful completion within schedule and budget. The company has won and executed over sixty projects worth over US$15millionunder his direction. In addition he has functioned as Lead Control System Engineer for $350million Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery Upgrade Project,responsible for the specification, selection, design, configuration, testing, installation and commissioning of the Control and Shutdown systems for 8 process plants.

Mr. Gerry C. Brooks

Mr. Gerry C. Brooks was recently appointed Chairman of the NGC Group of Companies by the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He is the retired group Chief Operating Officer of the regional conglomerate and publicly held group, ANSA McAL.


Mr Brooks is an Attorney at Law and has served as the Vice President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago for the past three years. A graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School and the University of the West Indies, he was recently awarded the title of "Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the West Indies. Mr Brooks is also a graduate of Columbia University where he obtained an MBA, Dean’s Honour Roll. As a former Deputy Chairman of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund, he also chaired its Finance and Investment Committee for ten years.


A regional thought leader, he is the President of the Family Planning Association. He has been honored by Rotary International, his Alumni, Queen’s Royal College and other key institutions in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. He is also a member of the Standing Energy Subcommittee of the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Mark Loquan

Mr. Loquan has a career spanning 34 years and has held substantive posts in major petrochemical companies, both in Trinidad and Tobago, and internationally.


A Chemical Engineer by profession, Mr. Loquan completed undergraduate studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), and went on to acquire an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also received training in Executive Leadership and Management from Cornell University and IESE Business School (University of Navarra).


Mr. Loquan began his professional career locally in 1982 at Trinidad Nitrogen Company Limited as a Process Engineer. After moving through various leadership positions, Mr. Loquan was appointed the first local President of Hydro Agri Trinidad (now Yara Trinidad Limited) in 2002.


In 2009, Mr. Loquan moved further afield, after being assigned to the post of President, Upstream Business Development for Angola/Sub-Saharan Africa, at Yara International. Three years later, he moved to Australia where he served as CEO of Yara Pilbara.

Professor Andrew Jupiter

Professor Andrew Jupiter received a BSc in Natural Sciences and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and also holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Mineral Engineering Management from The Pennsylvania State University.


Professor Jupiter served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries from 1998 to 2004. Prior to this appointment, he held several senior positions at the Ministry, including Senior Petroleum Engineer, Director - Operations and Director - Energy Planning.


Starting as the Vice President of Business Development, Professor Jupiter first joined the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (National Energy) in 2004. He then served as President from 2009 to 2012.


In addition to these posts, Professor Jupiter held the position of Director on several state boards, and led the government’s team in its initiative to provide several African countries with technical guidance in the development of their respective petroleum sectors. He is currently attached to the Department of Chemical Engineering at UWI, is the holder of the Trinidad and Tobago Methanol Company (TTMC) Chair in Petroleum Engineering, and serves as an Energy Consultant. In September 2015, Professor Jupiter was appointed a Board Member of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and Chairman of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin).


Throughout his career, Mr. Jupiter was awarded by multiple associations, notably the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPETT), and was conferred the honorary title of ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by UWI in 2013.

Mr. Kenneth Allum

Mr. Kenneth Allum is a Chemical Engineer with 38 years’ experience in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry at all levels. Among the various positions held throughout his career, he worked as a Senior Technologist from 1981 to 1987, and then as an Assistant to the Managing Director from 1987 to 1990 at Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company Limited (TRINTOC).


Most recently, Mr. Allum worked at PETROTRIN, initially serving as the Vice President of Refining and Marketing (2008-2009) and, thereafter, as President (2009-2012). As President of Petrotrin, Mr. Allum was responsible for the company’s strategic goals, working with all stakeholders to develop and implement the company’s business objectives to maximize shareholder value. At the helm of the company, he was able to develop a highly motivated, business-oriented and customer-driven organization.


In the course of his service at the respective companies, Mr. Allum has had extensive technical and management training and has attended numerous international meetings and conferences. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of NGC in September 2015.

Mr. Sham Mahabir

Mr. Sham Mahabir has a BSc (Upper Second Class Honours) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of the West Indies. He has received training from various Institutions in the USA and UK. He became a member of the Board of Engineeringof Trinidad and Tobago at the age of 28 and a past member of the Code Committee of same. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers an international affiliate of the International Electrical Testing Association.


Mr. Mahabir has been employed as an engineer with several companies. His carreer began at TYE manufacturing where he held several positions, including Shift Engineer, Design Engineer, Sales Engineer and Sales Manager. Mr. Mahabir also worked as a Project Engineer with United Electrics Limited (1997-2001), where his duties included the general management of major projects such as the design of electrical systems and management of personnel. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as a High Voltage Switchgear Engineer with TYE Manufacturing Company Limited, providing service and support of medium voltage switchgear lines and other major infrastructural projects.


Since those engagements, Mr. Mahabir has gone on to become the owner, Managing Director and Lead Engineer for Shamco Limited, a company which provides Electrical Engineering Services. Under his management, the company has executed a range of projects and services for such companies as Republic Bank, Powergen, PETROTRIN, TGU, Yara Trinidad Limited, and a number of government and retail organizations. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of NGC in September 2015.

Ingrid Lashley

Ingrid Lashley is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Limited. Prior to joining TTMF, Ms. Lashley spent eighteen (18) years at Scotiabank in various senior positions in financial control, private banking, trusteeships and merchant banking, exiting as the General Manager of Scotiatrust and Merchant Bank Trinidad and Tobago Limited.

Ms Lashley is a graduate of the Masters in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and also carries the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. Ms Lashley is currently the Chairman of the Bourse Group and National Enterprises Limited, in which capacity she sits on the Boards of the Investee Companies. She also holds directorships in Eco-Industrial Development Company of Tobago Limited, West Indian Tobacco Company Limited and the CL Financial Group. Ms. Lashley serves as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Dominic Rampersad–President

Mr. Rampersad has over 26years’ experience in financial accounting. At PPGPL, he has held various portfoliosincluding management accountant, financial accountant and business development project leader. In his role as business development project leader he was a key contributor to securing five expansion projects that resulted in the doubling of PPGPL’s gas processing, fractionation and NGLs storage capacity. From November 2003 to November 2014 he performed the role of 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.

Since November 2014 he has been performing the role of Acting President. Prior to joining PPGPL, he was the financial accountant at the National Institute of Higher Education, a government statutory board.

He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Oxford Institute of International Finance. He currently serves on the boards of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) and the Unit Trust Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Astor Harris –VP Operations

Mr. Harris has been involved in the chemical and energy sector for the past 29 years, and has worked with PPGPL for circa 17 years. He began his career with PPGPL in 1998 in the role of Plant Engineer. In 2003, Mr. Harris was promoted to the position of Operations Manager, since 2007 he has been in the role of Vice President, Operations. His previous positions include senior engineer (process) at Petrotrin and process controller at Berger Paints Trinidad and Tobago Limited. While at Petrotrin in 1995, Mr. Harris was part of the refinery upgrade project team at the Point a Pierre refinery.

Mr. Harris has contributed to PPGPL receiving the coveted Gas Processors Association (GPA) safety award for 13 consecutive years from 1999 to 2012, and again in 2014, placing PPGPL in a leadership role in process safety management in industry. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s of Science in Production Engineering and Management and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering (Distinction) all from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. He is currently a member of the Industrial Advisory Board in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the industrial liaisons to the Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus.

Mr. Bal Boodram -VP Finance & Information Technology (Acting )

Mr. Boodram has over 30 years’ experience in financial accounting. His employment at PPGPL commenced in April 1991 and he has held the position of Accountant –Financial Operations since 1999 andSupervisor -Financial Accounting from 1998. In these roles he supervised accounting professionals in the pursuit of achieving strong Corporate Governance of the Company.

He also served on several committees including Chairman of the Management Tenders Committee and Chairman of the Pension Plan Committee. From November 2014 to present he has been performing the role of Vice President, Finance and Information Technology. He is responsible for the Finance, Information Technology, Project Financing and Corporate Legal Functions. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Oxford Brookes University.

Mrs. Lydia Lee Chong- Manager HSSE

Mrs Lee Chong has over 16years’ experience in Process Engineering. At PPGPL, she has held the portfolios of Senior Process Engineer, Project Manager and Acting Vice President of Engineering. In her role as Senior Process Engineer, Project Manager and Technical Project Leader she has demonstrated functional knowledge and application of Process Safety Management (PSM) and its governing systems and principles.

She was a key contributor to the implementation of the Isobutane Expansion project which resulted in the diversification of the company’s NGL product slate in addition to increasing revenue generation for the company.

She also had a critical role as the Technical Project Lead in the development and engineering stages of the Product Purification Project and Product Trading Projects.

She is a member of the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT), the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APPETT), and American institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHME). She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Energy Management from Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, a Master’s of Science degree in Project and Programme Management and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical and Process Engineering both from The University of the West Indies.

Mr. Alvin Dookie –VP Business Development

Mr. Dookie has 18 years’experience in the business development field and holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of the West Indies. Prior to joining PPGPL, he spent 4 years at the 3MTrinidad Subsidiary in the Electrical and Telecommunications Division and 4 years as an applications engineer for Caterpillar Power Systems at the local Caterpillar dealer, Tracmac Engineering.

Mr. Dookie joined PPGPL in 2004 as a business development project leader. He contributed significantly to the Phase 3 Expansion and Isobutane Projects, as well as an Ethane Extraction Study. In 2008, he participated in a 7-month training and development assignment at ConocoPhillips’ Houston office where he worked in the Gas Activities Group in the Lower 48 Division. In February 2009, he was appointed to the position to Vice President, Business Development.

Mrs. Rehea Jaikaran- Manager Human Resources

Rehea Jaikaran is currently the Human Resources Manager at PPGPL. Prior to this, she was the Senior HR Officer-Team Lead, a position she held from 2010 to 2016. Rehea joined the organization in 2000 in the position of HR Officer. Rehea has 20 years of experience in the field of human resource management. In the course of her career, she has developed skills and expertise in the management and administration of the core Human Resource functions.

She attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies with honours from The University of the West Indies in 1994 and attained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Henley Business School- University of Reading in 2012.

Mr. Matik Nicholls –VP Marketing

Mr. Nicholls has 14 years of experience in sales and marketing. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of the West Indies, and an MBA from Heriot Watt University. He started his career with the Neal & Massy Group of companies in the Graduate Training Program. He performed technical roles including switchgear production engineer, repair shop supervisor and technical specialist.

In 1999, he made a shift when he took up a position as an IT solutions sales person at Digi-Data Systems Limited. He later moved to Lever Brothers West Indies Limited as a business improvement manager, and by the end of his stay he held the position of merchandising and promotions manager in the Trade Marketing Department.

He joined Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited in June 2004 as a marketing officer in the Marketing Department and in 2009 was promoted to the position of Vice President, Marketing.

Ms. Charlene Beepath–VP Engineering( Acting)

Ms. Beepath has 18 years of experience in the field of Engineering and Operations. She joined PPGPL in February 2004 and prior to this, was employed in the petrochemical sector for seven years. While at PPGPL, she has held several portfolios, starting as Plant Engineer and then assigned as Project Manager to Plant Expansion, Upgrades and Modification Projects.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering and a Master’s of Science Degree in Production Management, both attained from the University of the West Indies. In the course of her career, she has developed skills and expertise inPlant Operations, Plant Engineering, Project Development and Project Management.

Ms. Joanne Salazar –VP Strategy & Corporate Services

Ms. Salazar joined Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd (PPGPL) in February 2007. She has over 20 years executive managerial experience in finance, financial management, corporate strategy, (development and development) and business systems design and improvement. Her previous position was general manager, Planning & Development at South West Regional Health Authority, immediately preceded by being general manager of theNational Ambulance Service.

Ms. Salazar relocated to Trinidad and Tobago from the United Kingdom in 1999, where she has held various positions the most recent at the time of her relocation, being directorof Finance & Information (Hillingdon Health Authority) preceded by Director of Finance & Contracting (Stockport Health Authority), both Board positions. . Her responsibilities at PPGPL include corporate strategy development and implementation, organizational development & transformation, supply chain management, public relations andgeneral administration. Her other qualifications include an MBA (with distinction), a M.Sc. Strategic Planning, a BA (Hons), and a diploma in Public Finance & Accountancy. Ms. Salazar has always been active outside the organization, currently (since 2012) she is the Chair of the Energy Chamber’s CSR Committee and, more recently, is the Energy Chamber’s representative at the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute

Mr. Ramesh Harrylal – VP Operations

Mr. Harrylal has more than 25 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector. He has been with PPGPL since 1991 and held various positions, including Senior I&E Engineer, Instrument &Electrical Superintendent, Maintenance Manager, Vice President Engineering (Ag.) and was assigned the position of Vice President Operations in July 2016. From 2001 to 2003 he was seconded to Conoco Inc. where he was assigned to several gas processing automation projects in West Texas and New Mexico USA.

Mr. Harrylal have also participated in several plant expansion projects in various roles at PPGPL from conceptualization, Front End Loading, FEED, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and start-up.

Mr. Harrylal is a UK registered Chartered Engineer (CEng), REng and holds an MBA from Heriot- Watt University. Mr. Harrylal is also an active member of several professional engineering institutions including APETT, InstMC uk and ISA.

As Vice President Operations at PPGPL he is responsible for the facility’s safe operations, maintenance; and ensuring the availability and reliability of all on-site and off-site operational assets.