Christopher Alcazar is the Chief Executive Officer of Vemco Ltd. His background is in business development, product conceptualization and marketing. His passion is in growing export market share within Caricom, Latin America and key international markets. Mr. Alcazar's previous experience at Associated Brands Industries Ltd laid the foundation for his knowledge in the creation of home grown products which would eventually be exported to other territories. He is deeply invested in working with all parties along the production process and supply chain to ensure product availability and consistency. Mr. Alcazar is a graduate in business from the University of Tampa, Florida. He is on the board of exporTT Limited and has been on the board of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) for the past three years.
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.
Michel Beneventi assumed the position of Managing Director at Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited and Nestlé Caribbean Inc. in January 2015. In this role, he is responsible for driving the local business while supporting regional objectives, as the leader of the local commercial office. He is also responsible for insights of consumers, customers and external relationships as head of Nestlé in Trinidad and Tobago.Before moving to Trinidad, Michel prepared and managed the acquisition of Sources Minérales Henniez SA in 2007 at Nestlé Waters Switzerland. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters Switzerland in 2008, where his first mission was to merge Sources Minérales Henniez SA with Nestlé Waters Switzerland focusing on people, culture and systems.
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.