Driven by results, excellence, impact and disruptive innovation, Vemco’s CEO, Christopher Alcazar, is all about business. He lives by the philosophy that you don’t just get things done, you get it done right. As a frontrunner in Business Mr. Alcazar leads a company with passion by constantly challenging himself and others to do things differently and stay ahead of the game.
As a graduate in business from the University of Tampa, Florida and a background in business development, product conceptualisation and marketing, Christopher Alcazar has always been an advocate of growing export market share within CARICOM, Latin America and key international markets. In this regard he also serves as a Director on the Board of ExporTT.
Passionate about changing the landscape of the economy of Trinidad and Tobago- its people, its development, its economy, its social aspects- Mr. Alcazar has diversified his portfolio by currently serving as the President of the Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturing Association (TTMA). This allows him to be a voice for manufacturers to get their business going and sees the association as an opportunity to improve the way people serve on a national scale and thus can contribute to national development.
Mr. Mohamed has more than 20 years experience in customs brokerage and international marketing. He is currently the Director and Corporate Secretary of K.C. Confectionery, the Chairman of the Couva Development Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the valuation of Intellectual Property Office and the Director and Secretary of International Products Limited. He is also a member of the Association of Business Executives and Past President of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce.
Robin Lewis joined First Citizens as the GM Retail and Commercial Banking in April of 2012. He holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of The West Indies and an MBA from the University of Lincoln in London. Mr. Lewis is a career banker with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. The majority of his career was spent with a local financial services provider gaining experience in all aspects of banking operations. His prior appointment was at director level with another major regional financial institution with responsibility for Banking Operations for the Retail Wealth and Small Business groups, also including Branch Banking, Electronic Channels and Call Centres. He currently sits on the Board of the Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association.
Ms. Franka Costelloe is a Director of Lifetime Roofing Limited. She has seven years of experience in various departments including sales and marketing, contracts and human resources. She holds an Associate Degree, MBOS in Project Management, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Building and Construction Management (with distinction). Ms. Costelloe currently sits on the Industrial Estate Tenants Board (IETA) and the Trinidad and Tobago Equestrian Association Board (TTEA).
Anthony G. Farah is the General Manager of MDC-UM, the largest manufacturer of office furniture in the region. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Miami Dade Community College, Mr. Farah gained 17 years of experience from a host of industries in the United States. Anthony returned to Trinidad to help develop MDC-UM’s strategic alliances with large furniture manufacturers in North America, China, Europe and India. As a consultant and project manager he has helped ensure that local content is maximized on projects in the Caribbean.
Mr.Colin Sabga holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Bristol with a specialization in Private Equity, and a Masters of Law (with distinction) from University College London with a specialization in International Banking and Finance. He subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law, London and the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School.
He is a member of the Honorary Society of the Inner Temple and the Law Society of Trinidad & Tobago.In 2013, Colin joined the BCL Group of Companies full time as Executive Director responsible for new business development.
Dr. Mikaeel Mohammed is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he attained his M.B., B.Ch, B.A.O. credentials. He holds certifications in executive leadership from various Business schools, most recently, Harvard Business School.At present Dr. Mohammed is Chief Executive Officer of Jaleel Distributors Limited, S.M. Jaleel’s Sales and Distribution Company.Dr. Mohammed also functions as a Director and Corporate Secretary of S.M. Jaleel and is the owner of several independent successful business enterprises.
Mr. Ian Mitchell has over nineteen years experience in the manufacturing sector, having held managerial positions at WITCO and Bermudez Biscuit Company Limited where he last served as General Manager. Mr. Mitchell holds an International MBA as well as a B.Sc. Industrial Engineering, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance. Mr. Mitchell was a mentor with the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and is currently the Managing Director at ANSA Polymer.
Rodney Cowan is the Marketing Manager of Trinidad Cement Limited operations in Trinidad and supports the Commercial activities of the Barbados business unit. He is the holder of a B.Sc. in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies (St Augustine) and earned an MBA from the Herriot-Watt University.Mr. Cowan currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Contractor’s Association.
Ryan Lewis is the Executive Director of Label House Group Limited. Mr. Lewis has extensive experience in marketing and finance having worked both locally and abroad. Mr. Lewis holds an MBA Marketing and Finance from University of Miami and a B.Sc. Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Dale Parson is the CEO of KPL Group Ltd, a diversified group in the Manufacturing and Distribution Industry in Paints, Adhesives, and Brewery/Beverage products. Mr. Parson holds a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Strategic Leadership and Management from the University of the West Indies. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing. Mr.Parson is a member of Board of Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (BOETT) and Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT). As the Chief Executive Officer of a regionally recognised privately held organisation, Mr. Parson has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing, competitiveness, international trade, management, international business operations and strategic planning. His background provides the TTMA board with a broad scope of expertise in the manufacturing industry particularly in strategic planning, trade agreement negotiations and competitiveness.
Tricia Coosal is a graduate of the University of Miami with an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Ms.Coosal has over six years experience as an Executive Director of Finance and Administration at Coosal's Group of Companies. Ms.Coosal is also Founder, Managing Director and Corporate Secretary of Top Class Distributors Limited.