Board of Directors

    Roger Roach

    Roger Roach is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazuri Apparel Limited, the leading manufacturer and exporter of commercial and industrial workwear.

    Mr. Roach is passionate about the wholistic development of the Manufacturing Sector in Trinidad and Tobago. He was re-elected to the TTMA Board of Directors in April 2023 and currently holds the office of President.

    He is the Chairman of Export Centres Company Limited (ECCL) and serves as a Director on the Boards of Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (eTeck) and Vanguard Hotel Limited.

    He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Langston Roach Industries Limited and Managing Director of ANSA Coatings Limited.

    Mr. Roach holds a BSc. in Economics & Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies, as well as an International Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the UWI Arthur Lok Jack School of Business where he specialised in International Marketing.

    Dale Parson
    Vice President

    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 completing 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 recognized privately held organization. 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.

    Mr. Parson is currently is the Chair of the TTMA’s Infrastructure Committee (formerly Transport and Logistics) and current Vice President at TTMA.

    Emil Ramkissoon
    Vice President

    Emil Ramkissoon is an Executive Director at New Wave Marketing Ltd. Apart from his directorship portfolio, he heads the company’s Export and Import department responsible for international procurement and distribution. Mr Ramkissoon previously served as the Chairman of TTMA’s Covid-19 Vaccination Site and Corporate Secretary to the board of directors. He is currently the Char of TTMA's HR Committee, Vice-Chair of the Marketing Committee and the Vice-Chair of Finance and Audit Committee.

    Mr Ramkissoon is an Attorney-at-Law, with experience in the areas of Corporate and Commercial transactions and the Conveyance of Properties. He completed his Bachelors of Law LL.B (Hons.) at BPP University Law School and subsequently attained his Legal Practice at the University of Westminster, London. He returned to the twin isle and commenced his conversion attachment at the firm of Pollonais, Blanc, de la Bastide and Jacelon where he was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago. Upon joining the family entrepreneurship of over 35 years, he furthered his studies by completing a Masters of Business Administration MBA at Nova Southeastern University, Florida.

    Mr Ramkissoon also sits as a Director on the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association and the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT).

    Mr. Barry Fakoory
    Corporate Secretary

    Born into a family whose Business started in 1928 (93 years ago) and the holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University in Canada, majoring in Business Management/Minor in Marketing, supported with a Diploma from Seneca College in Canada in Business Administration. Barry Fakoory has become an Authority in the Food Packaging Industry but has gained tremendous experience working in manufacturing, distribution, and offshore services for the petrochemical industry. When it comes to making decisions Barry’s passion for truth overrides the possibility that the decision may not work in his favour. He is thorough and his appetite to learn and explore in limitless.

    He is currently the Chair of Standing Committee and is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards Committee currently developing a National Standard for Biodegradable Materials for Food Contact Products and Packaging. He also sits on the TTBS National Mirror Committee overseeing the development of the Regional Standard for Biodegradable Materials for Food Contact Products and Packaging. He has a certificate in the Principles of Waste Reduction, Recycling and Solid Waste Management from the SBCS and a certificate in Creating a Circular Economy in Trinidad and Tobago from the University of the West Indies. Barry is a Director at Floors WD Limited and Fakoory and Company Limited, but his day-to-day responsibilities lie primarily in the Research and Development of Sustainable Packaging for VF Packaging Ltd where he is the Sales Director. He has overseen the company’s process in attaining internationally recognised certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute to manufacture Certified Compostable/Biodegradable Products for the region.

    Anthony Farah

    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. Farah is currently a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) and the Chair of TTMA’s Membership Committee and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee.

    Clint Villafana

    Mr. Clint Villafana is a seasoned professional with over 20 years’ experience in Export, Sales and Marketing combined within the Manufacturing sector. He is the Vice President Export Sales (Caribbean, Latin America, Europe & USA) at S.M. Jaleel & Company Limited.

    Mr. Villafana has spearheaded the introduction and expansion of subsidiaries and the S.M. Jaleel & Company brand in various markets throughout the region, resulting in the overall growth for the company both in volume and revenue over the past ten years. Through his oversight of the Export department, he led the company in winning the 2019 / 2020 Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Award for Exporter of the Year and New Market Entrant.

    Mr. Villafana holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Mr. Villafana is also the Vice-Chair of the Export Marketing committee as well as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA).

    Sana Ragbir

    Sana is currently the General Manager, Retail and Commercial at First Citizens. She formerly held positions of Group Chief Risk Officer and General Manager of First Citizens Investment Services. She has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking including more than 3 years’ experience with a large international investment banker. During her career, she has accumulated extensive experience in the international and regional banking and securities markets.

    Sana has served on the Board of TTMA since 2020 and is a prior Board member of American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago from 2016 to 2020, and a prior member of the Board of Directors of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago from 2011 to 2015. She is a current member of the CFA Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the international CFA Institute.

    Sana obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her Bachelors in Science from the University of the West Indies in Chemistry/Management where she graduated with First Class Honours. Ms. Ragbir is the current Chair of TTMA’s Finance and Audit Committee .

    Mr. Rudy Rampersad

    Rudy Rampersad is Head of Regional Initiatives at Ramps Logistics Ltd. Ramps Logistics is a supply chain technology company that provides end-to-end integrated logistics solutions globally. Rudy transitioned into the organization years ago after successfully pursuing a BSc in Business Management from the University of the West Indies. This progression was natural based on Ramps being a family-owned company established 36 years ago. Being the youngest of his siblings, Rudy took up the challenge to apply his technical knowledge with his passion for operations to charter an even brighter future for Ramps.

    As a visionary and champion for change, Rudy has an affinity for providing new opportunities for growth and development. He uses his position on the Guyana Oil and Gas Chamber board to encourage and motivate new talents. Rudy has also played an integral part in Ramps; expansion internationally, now with offices in Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Houston, Miami, Mexico, and Colombia. Rudy's ability to get things, no matter the circumstances, led to the successful execution of many projects within the oil and gas, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. These projects have inevitably led to Ramps Logistics being awarded the Supplier of Services award (2019) by the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association.

    Mr. Rampersad sits on TTMA's Standing and Infrastructure Committees.

    Ms. Gabrielle Agostini

    Ms. Gabrielle Agostini is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CGA Ltd and currently sits on the TTMA’s Membership and Marketing committees. She joined CGA as Product Development Manager and in that portfolio, focused her attention on the re-branding of existing products and the development of new product lines in the Food and Beauty segments.

    With a strong background in Strategy and Operations consulting, Ms Agostini was instrumental in the development of the Company’s Strategic Plan 2020-2022, a new Performance Management System and an investment in a strong Leadership Team.

    Ms Agostini holds a BSc in Human Physiology and a minor in Management from McGill University in Canada and a MSc in International Business Management from King’s College London in the UK. She is also PMP Certfied and has received Startegy and Operations training in Canada and Uruguay. In addition, Ms Agostini has extensive experience working with international teams in the areas of Data Analytics, Process Improvement, Risk Management, Organzational Change and Talent Management.

    Mr. Navin Dookeran

    Mr. Dookeran is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Export-Import Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (EXIMBANK). He is also a member of the Legislative committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA).

    Prior to this, he was a Lecturer and Programme Director – Executive MBA & Chief Operating Officer - Practicums at the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business. He obtained his MBA in Finance from the McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and received Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics (BA) and Life Sciences (BSc.) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

    His early career began at the Development Finance Limited and he later moved to the RBC Financial Group in Toronto, Canada, where he held the portfolio of Commercial Relationship Manager. His experience in finance continued at Manulife Bank and Trust (Canada) as Director in Lending Services and then as the AVP/Head of Credit Risk Management, where he continued to deepen his experience in banking strategy, operations, service delivery and credit risk management.

    Mr. Andre Jacelon

    Andre Jacelon is a seasoned business professional with over 25 years’ experience in Business Operations and Manufacturing.

    Mr. Jacelon is presently the Commercial General Manager at Bermudez Biscuit Company. Prior to this, he held various portfolios which included; Tobago Country Head of Ansa McAL Tobago Operating companies (Ansa Automotive, Carib, AMCO, ABEL, Standards Distributors); Manager of ANSA Automotive Tobago; Managing Director at Tony Roma’s; and Sales Manager and General Manager at Elite Limited.

    Mr. Jacelon has also served on the Board of Directors of Standard Distributors Limited; Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC); Tobago Chamber of Commerce; Carib Management Committee and Elite Limited.

    Pradeep Subrian

    Mr. Pradeep Subrian is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Blue Waters Products Limited since January 2nd 2020. Pradeep has been with the company for the past 15 years, initially joining as Commercial Director and moving up the ranks to the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and then CEO. During his tenure, Pradeep has been an integral part of driving the company’s vision, ensuring that the company’s core values are
    permeated through the company and implementing processes, structures, systems and corporate governance framework that have been instrumental in earning Blue Waters the recognitions as TTMA’s Manufacturer of the Year twice, Deloitte’s Best Managed company twice and Supermarkets Association’s Distributor of the Year for several years.

    Pradeep has a wealth of regional and international industry experience, having held various strategic and operation portfolios at companies such as; Coca Cola, Neal & Massy, Carib Brewery, Heineken Brewery and Grell & Company Limited. His outstanding performance and leadership competence earned him the title of Employee of the Year at two of his previous employers. Pradeep also serves as a Director of Blue Waters, St. Lucia and has served as a Director at the National Insurance Board (NIB) for 2 years. Pradeep is a graduate of the University of West Indies, St. Augustine (UWI). In the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) programme through UWI attended by students from more than 80 countries around the globe, Pradeep was awarded the
    gold medal for 1st place winner.

    Johnny Ramjeawan

    Mr. Johnny Ramjeawan is the Group Chief Operating Officer of the Associated Brands (Investments) Limited Group of Companies. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Sunshine Snacks Division and Executive Group Director. His tenure at ABIL started in
    2000 and previous to his current portfolio he was the Group Chief Financial Officer.

    Prior to moving to the ABIL Group, Mr. Ramjeawan began his career at
    ricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent 10 years and attained Manager of Financial Services. Mr. Ramjeawan holds an MBA from Harriot Watt University and is also a Fellow of the Associated of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Devon Oudit

    Mr. Devon Oudit is the Managing Director of ANSA McAL Chemicals Limited. His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s operations in Trinidad and Jamaica and driving the strategy to expand into new regional and international markets.

    Devon has a wealth of experience in Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and Sales and Marketing. An Industrial Engineer by profession, Devon started his career at Associated Brands where he quickly advanced to the position of Plant Manager. He subsequently undertook the role of Operations Manager at Caribbean Packaging Industries Limited.

    Devon’s professional growth continued when he transitioned to the retail sector gaining valuable experience in marketing and sales at Prestige Holdings Limited, as Operations Manager for the KFC business, and then as Vice President – Subway. While there, he successfully implemented business transformation strategies resulting in increased sales and profitability.

    Devon is a former national and Fulbright Scholar and has a BSc - Industrial Engineering (Hons) - UWI, MSc - Industrial Engineering - (Georgia Institute of Technology) and an MBA (distinction) from Heriot Watt University.

    Raoul Glynn

    Mr. Raoul Glynn is a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of international management experience in Trade, Marketing and Distribution. Mr. Glynn currently holds the position of Head of the Caribbean for British American Tobacco’s interest in West Indian Tobacco (WITCO) in Trinidad & Tobago, Carreras Limited in Jamaica, Demerara Tobacco in Guyana and 19 additional export markets which span the English, Dutch and French speaking Caribbean.

    He was appointed a Director and the Managing Director of the West Indian Tobacco Company Limited in October 2022 and prior to this, Mr. Glynn served in several senior roles within the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group, including Managing Director of Carreras Limited, Jamaica and as the Country Manager of Carisma Marketing Services (CMS) now BAT Exports.

    Mr. Glynn comes with an astute track record in the tobacco industry and his breath of knowledge and leadership continues to transform the sector with innovation, transformation and sustainability to move the Caribbean cluster into a better tomorrow – part of BAT’s global sustainability agenda.

    Mr. Glynn has distinguished himself through his performance in various roles in WITCO and BAT beginning with that of Trade Marketing Executive -WITCO; Area Manager - CMS; Trade Marketing and Distribution Manager -Demerara Tobacco, Guyana; Head of Trade - Carreras; Marketing Operations Manager - BAT Iran and Business Development Manager - BAT Central America and the Caribbean, with responsibility for the Trade Marketing,
    Distribution and Activation portfolio.

    Other appointments: Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of The West Indian Tobacco Company Limited since October 2022. Member of the Board of Directors of Demerara Tobacco Company since February 2017.

    Skills & Experience:

    Mr. Glynn has distinguished himself through his performance in various roles, beginning with that of: Executive at West Indian Tobacco Company in Trinidad in 2002; Area Manager, Carisma Marketing Services Unit in January 2004; Trade Marketing and Distribution Manager at Demerara Tobacco (DTC) Guyana, another BAT subsidiary, in April 2006 and also as the Country Manager at Carisma Marketing Services responsible for the general management of 21 markets of the English, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean, the largest volume base in the area. Having earned the opportunity, Mr. Glynn was seconded to Carreras in Jamaica where he led a team which achieved positive volume performance in the market. His BAT career continued in February 2012 with the role of Marketing Operations Manager of British American Tobacco Pars in Iran and then, in February 2014, following a short stint in the Middle East Area, Dubai, he assumed the role of Business Development Manager in Costa Rica, with responsibility for the Trade Marketing, Distribution and Activation portfolio for Central America and the Caribbean, leading a strong efficiencies agenda in the region.

    Qualifications: BA., University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus Committees: Member, Corporate Governance Committee; Invitee, Audit Committee; Trustee, Carreras Limited Superannuation Fund.

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