Howard A.W. Dottin was appointed Director on the Board of PPGPL in July 2020.
Mr. Dottin holds an Executive MBA from The University of the West Indies and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant.
He worked as an Auditor at Ernst and Young in his early career, before taking up the post of Field Auditor III at the Ministry of Finance. From there, he moved to Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited, where he progressed through several Account Management positions to eventually assume the role of Chief Financial Officer in 1997.
In 2000, Mr. Dottin took over as Group Chief Financial Officer at Guardian Holdings Limited. He also started to lecture in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting and Financial Accounting on the Masters programmes at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He was later appointed Programme Director for the MSc in International Finance, and still serves at the institution.
In addition to his career portfolios, Mr. Dottin has served on different Boards, as Chairman at ASPIRE FUND Management Company Limited, and Director/Chairman of the Audit Committee at TRINRE Insurance Company Limited.
Mr. Dan Russell Ethan Martineau
Mr. Martineau was appointed a director on the PPGPL board of directors on August 6th, 2019. He holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in International Finance from The University of the West Indies.
Mr. Martineau’s career began in the USA, where he worked for different Trading Groups as a Commodity Trading Assistant and Equity Day Trader. In Trinidad and Tobago, through various portfolios held at BWIA, RBTT, Caribbean Money Market Brokers, ANSA Merchant Bank and the Unit Trust Corporation, he developed core competencies in financial management. These included Securities, Market and Financial Analysis; Financial Operations; Securities Trading; Risk Management and Distressed Asset Analysis.
After managing a private business for three years, Mr. Martineau last joined NCB Global Finance Limited in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager.
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. Rajkumar holds a BSc in Management Studies and Economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He serves on the Board of NEL where he chairs the Audit Committee of NEL and also serves on the Board of Trintoplan Consultants Limited.
He has 17 years of experience in the financial services sector in the areas of Portfolio/Investment Management and Risk Management. He currently holds the position of Executive Manager Investments at the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
Conrad Enill was appointed Chairman of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL) in November 2019. He holds an MBA from Brunel University and Henley Management College, and a Mini MBA in Oil and Gas from the CWC School for Energy Limited, all based in London. He is also a Certified International Credit Union Development Educator (World Council of Credit Unions). Mr. Enill has also completed executive training with the Adam Smith Institute in Effective Public Awareness and Communication to promote Economic Reform; Improving the Public Expenditure Cycle from budget preparation to monitoring, and evaluation and application of Best Practices in Debt Management.
He is a past Governor of both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and served as Chairman of the G24 sub group of the IMF. The Chairman also served as a member of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum whose members include Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. He is a former Minister of Energy with responsibility for the regulation of the Energy Sector and former Minister in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago with responsibility for Finance, National Budgets and the Economy.
Mr. Enill moved from leadership positions in private sector insurance and technology firms to serve in Government from 2001 to 2010.In 2011, he returned to the private sector, leading two energy service companies as Chief Operating Officer and as Group CEO of the largest financial cooperative in the Caribbean. He continues to work in Energy, Business and Financial Services. Conrad Enill is a Strategic Business Advisor on financial and energy analysis and strategic planning with a policy background at the organisational, national and international levels. He has extensive experience in joint regional and international projects with government agencies and private organizations, having served at the highest level of Government in the capacity of Cabinet Minister.
During his career in the business sector he amassed expertise in both private sector business and international credit union operations. In the business environment, he has held positions of Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, facilitating and leading roles to include Strategic Planning, Business Development, Business re-engineering, Change Management and Policy Development. His passion for creating new leaders is matched by these experiences in leading, mentoring, coaching and developing effective, collaborative and diverse management teams. He has developed lasting and impactful cross-sector relationships/partnerships with a wide array of organizations in government, business, academia, and community organisations.
As a Chief Executive, his responsibility included managing financial plans, forecasts, budgets, and oversight of large budgets. He has also developed capabilities in branding and communications experience which includes the ability to drive innovative marketing and communications strategies to build awareness. He is no stranger to managing and working in complex organisations with multiple stakeholder groups (i.e. board, staff, affiliates, volunteers, elected officials and partner organisations).
Sean Balkissoon was appointed Director on the PPGPL Board on May 21, 2020. Mr. Balkissoon brings considerable experience to the post, having worked for over 25 years, with focus on the downstream methanol and ammonia industry.
Mr. Balkissoon holds a BSc. In Chemical Engineering (Hons.) from The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, and an Executive MBA (Hons.) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
He began his career as a Process Engineer at Trinidad Cement Limited, then progressed through several senior positions at Hydro Agri Trinidad (now Yara), Industrial Plant Services Limited and British Gas Trinidad and Tobago.
In the latter part of his career, Mr. Balkissoon held the role of Regional Manager for Johnson Matthey, a catalyst and technology supplier to the industry. His portfolio included the methanol and ammonia industry sector for the South America region, which has gained him extensive learnings of the regional industry and market opportunities, as well as relationships with key players at major and minor producing companies.
Mr. Balkissoon is a member of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
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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 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. Ganness holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) with First Class Honors, and received an MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Systems Control) from the University of Toronto in November 2010.
Mr. Ganness is currently a lecturer at the University of the West Indies, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in Control Systems and Energy Systems. He has also published numerous papers in leading industry journals and is involved in various research projects focusing on energy systems, economic systems and financial.
Until May 2019 he was the Managing Director of a multidisciplinary contracting firm which has delivered critical infrastructure and civil engineering projects to several public sector clients.
Mr. Ganness has knowledge and experience in financial markets and products including equity pricing and markets, derivative products and forex trading. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of NGC in September 2015.
Dawn Callender-VP Finance and Information Technology
Mrs. Dawn Callender has spent most of her professional career within the Trinidad and Tobago accounting and energy industries, following strong international tenures in the USA, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. Through these experiences, she has honed a breadth of professional expertise, which has enabled quick and successful immersion into new corporate and national cultures. .
Throughout her career, Mrs. Callender was exposed to all aspects of accounting and finance. She has successfully undertaken diverse projects such as: performing internal and statutory audits; implementing accounting systems; introducing business process improvements; spearheading enterprise risk management systems; negotiating contracts; and managing the supply chain functions.
Mrs. Callender holds qualifications in accountancy from the United Kingdom and the United States and an MBA from Henley Management College (UK), through which she developed research interest in strategy and leadership. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a Certified Public Accountant. .
Samuel Aldwyn Martin was appointed Deputy Chairman of the NGC Board on January 28th, 2019.
Mr. Martin holds a BA in Politics and Economics from The University of the West Indies (UWI), an MA in Economics from Yale University and an MSc. in Clinical Consulting and Coaching from the HEC University in Paris, France.
Samuel A. Martin began his career as a Budget Analyst at the Ministry of Finance, and was promoted through the ranks to Economist, Senior Economist and then Director of the Project Finance Unit. As his career progressed, he was appointed Deputy Head of BWIA, President of the former Iron and Steel Company of Trinidad and Tobago and Managing Director of ALGICO. He retired in 2004 after 10 years of service as CEO of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT). Since then, Mr. Martin has been working as a consultant in organisational transformation in association with the Forum for Social Innovation based in Paris.
Mr. Martin has chaired several Boards, including the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited, the Board of Governors of the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund, the Trinidad and Tobago International Finance Centre and TSTT, and has also held Directorship on the Board of Citibank in Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently the Chairman of the KCL Financial Group as well as the NGO Cotton Tree Foundation.
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 American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AmCham TT) and the Unit Trust Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UTC).
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.
Ms. Florence Mulchansingh - Corporate Attorney
Ms. Mulchansingh has over 20 years’ experience as an Attorney-At-Law, and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from The University of The West Indies. She attained her Legal Education Certificate from The Hugh Wooding Law School.
Ms. Mulchansingh joined PPGPL in 2011, and has full responsibility for the company’s legal function as the organization’s sole attorney. She is also the Company Secretary to the Board of Directors .Some of her key accountabilities include: negotiations and review of contracts, in-house counsel and opinions, in addition to being a member of the Management Tenders Committee. In 2017, Ms. Mulchansingh was appointed to the company’s executive management and leadership team.
Prior to joining Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL), Ms. Mulchansingh held several legal positions at various organizations building her extensive experience in corporate and commercial law. She was Counsel at Petrotrin for ten (10) years where she was responsible for preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, compliance with contractual obligations and also, provided in-house counsel and opinions.
She is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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
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. Zareen Mohammed - Manager-Corporate Services
Ms. Mohammed has over 19 years’ experience in Finance, and has spent the last 15 years in the energy sector. She is a chartered accountant and attorney-at-law and has been with PPGPL since 2004 in various positions in Finance, Compliance and Internal Audit. As manager of Corporate Services at PPGPL, she is responsible for the effective management of procurement, warehousing, customs, contract management, general administration, facilities and public relations.
Ms. Mohammed was seconded to the NGC in 2014, 2015 and in 2018 and was assigned to various strategic projects involving re-organization, strategy development and supply chain management. Most recently, she managed a cross functional project team to automate the procure-to-pay system across the NGC Group of Companies. She is also highly involved in NGC Group initiatives geared towards leveraging synergies, and deriving maximum efficiencies from the procurement of goods, works and services. In 2017, Ms. Mohammed held the position of finance manager (Ag.) and corporate secretary at National Helicopter Services Ltd., a role which she still currently maintains.
Ms. Mohammed is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from The University London, a Legal Practice Certificate from Staffordshire University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from Heriot Watt University.
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
Mr. Colin Ramesar- Vice President, Operations
Mr. Colin Ramesar has more than 32 years’ experience in the public service and energy sector. He has held portfolios in maintenance, engineering and operations before being appointed vice president, Operations at PPGPL in October 2019.
In January 1987, Mr. Ramesar joined the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure as a graduate engineer responsible for electrical systems reliability in state buildings. In January 1991, he joined Trintoc, a predecessor company of Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (PETROTRIN) and progressed through various positions in both the upstream and downstream operations in the organization. Mr. Ramesar participated in several projects including the lease operatorship and Parrylands steam flood initiatives that resulted in increased oil production Later on at the Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery he played an integral part in major technical upgrade and business improvement projects. During the period 2004 to 2008 he spearheaded the implementation of operations excellence initiatives for refinery operations in collaboration with Shell Global Solutions International. Mr. Ramesar subsequently led performance improvement initiatives across the Refining and Marketing Business and in his last 6 years at PETROTRIN, he was instrumental in implementing various upgrades to utility systems resulting in improved supply reliability.
Mr. Ramesar graduated with a BSc. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1986 and attained a MSc. in Electrical Energy Systems in 1998 both from the University of the West Indies. He is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT) and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT).