President & Chief Executive Officer
Gervase has been President and Group CEO of the Massy Group of Companies since 2009. Prior to his appointment, he also served as the Executive Chairman of the Group's Energy & Industrial Gases Business Unit and has served as a Director of Massy Holdings Limited since 2004, the year in which he joined the Group.
Prior to his Massy experience, Gervase was a Partner at the international management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he spent 11 years serving clients in the US, Latin America and Caribbean across a wide range of industries. He currently serves on the Trinidad & Tobago Board of Citigroup Merchant Bank Limited, the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and United Way Trinidad & Tobago and is the Chairman of the Caribbean Breast Centre Limited.
Group Executive Vice President and Executive Chairman Automotive & Industrial Equipment and Financial Services Lines of Business
Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer
G. ANTHONY KING is a Non-Executive Director whose business career spans over 37 years, 28 of which have been spent with the Group. Prior to his departure from the company in October 2004, to take up the appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Shipping & Trading Company Limited (BS&T), he chaired Group's Eastern Caribbean Group of Companies. After the take-over of BS&T in 2008 by Neal & Massy, Mr. King became a Group Executive Vice President of the Group but also remained as BS&T's CEO. He played an instrumental role in co-ordinating the integration of BS&T's operations into the Group. With that process substantially complete, he retired as an executive of the Group during 2012. Mr. King is also a Director of other publicly traded companies in Barbados, such as Banks Holdings Limited, Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited and is a Director of various private companies.
He has been associated with various private sector organisations, including serving as Past President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a Director of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) and a Trustee of the Barbados Youth Business Trust. He continues to participate in the community, as the Chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation in Barbados and as a Director of the Barbados Private Sector Association, the umbrella private sector body in Barbados.
ROBERT RILEY is a Non-Executive Director who has served in a variety of executive management and senior legal positions, including Head of Safety and Operations Risk, Safety Risk Leadership and Culture, BP PLC, London, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BP Trinidad and Tobago; Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Amoco and BP/Amoco; and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, BWIA. He has also served on the Boards of Amoco Trinidad and Tobago LLC and other Amoco entities, Titan Methanol; BP Trinidad and Tobago, Atlantic LNG, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Trinidad and Tobago Limited, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), Caribbean Airlines Limited, and Board of Management of J D Sellier & Co, Attorneys at Law.
An Attorney-at-Law, admitted to the Supreme Court in 1987, Mr. Riley holds inter alia, an LL.B (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies, Barbados; and a BSc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Science from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. In 2003, he was awarded a Ghacona,Medal (Gold) by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for his contribution to National Development. In 2009, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa by the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
Non Executive Director
Ms. Williams, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, is the Global Director of Diversity at Facebook. In this role, she develops strategies to harness the unlimited potential of Facebook's talent while managing a high-performing team of diversity programme managers from the company's headquarters in California.
Prior to Facebook, she served as the Director of Diversity for a multinational law firm with a focus on cross-border expertise, particularly in international arbitration, project finance, banking and antitrust. She was responsible for developing and implementing a global diversity plan for the multinational law firm comprised of almost 2,000 attorneys, two-thirds of whom were based in offices outside of the United States, with clients in 115 countries around the world. As an attorney, she has represented clients in criminal, civil and industrial courts in Trinidad and Tobago, and in the United Kingdom at the Privy Council. Ms. Williams has worked with multiple international organisations on development and human rights issues, and has had a parallel career as a broadcast journalist, actress and on-air presenter.
Ms. Williams is a graduate of St. Joseph's Convent, Port of Spain, Yale University and Oxford University where she received her law degree with first-class honours while attending as a Rhodes Scholar.
RICHARD PETER YOUNG is a Non-Executive Director. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, his career comprises the highest professional levels in accounting, auditing, insurance and banking.
He worked in the regional, financial services sector for over forty years, with the last seventeen as the Managing Director of Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Limited and a Senior Vice President of The Bank of Nova Scotia, before he retired in 2012. He also served as Chairman of ScotiaLife Trinidad & Tobago Limited and Scotia Investments Trinidad & Tobago Limited and as Deputy Chairman of Scotiatrust and Merchant Bank Trinidad and Tobago Limited.
Mr. Young served on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and was its President. He was also a board member of the National Housing Authority and served as its Deputy Chairman. He was a committee member of the Association of Insurance Companies of Trinidad & Tobago (ATTIC) and represented the insurance industry on the board of the Home Mortgage Bank. He was also a board member of Development Finance Limited. Mr. Young was a director of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange and served as its Chairman. He was also the President of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago for three terms.
In July 2013, Mr. Young was appointed Chairman of the Economic Development Board of Trinidad and Tobago. He is also Chairman of Catholic Media Services Limited (CAMSEL) and Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT).
Suresh Maharaj is a Non-Executive Director. He is a highly-recognized Global Senior Executive with 43 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to his retirement from Citibank in 2015, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Citibank Caribbean and Central America, with responsibility for Citibank's Corporate, Commercial and Investment and Consumer operations in 27 countries in the Caribbean and Central America, with physical presence in 14 territories, namely Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Cayman, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. He also served in the positions of CEO and Country Head for the company's operations in Central America and Ecuador, the Philippines and Guam, Trinidad and Jamaica, spanning 30 years and he was a Senior Credit Officer of Citibank.
Mr. Maharaj is currently the Chairman of Citibank TT Ltd. and Citicorp Merchant Bank. He is also a Director of Banco de Honduras. Following his retirement in June 2015, he held a number of directorships for Citibank's operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama. He was also the former Chairman of the Trinidad Cement Limited and served as a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation, Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Bankers Association of Philipines, American Chamber of Commerce Trinidad and Tobago, American Chamber of Commerce Philipines and the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry & Commerce.
His areas of expertise include organizational restructuring, return on economical capital strategies, revenue growth initiatives, compliance direction and management, corporate governance and global market identification.
Mr. Maharaj holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science Degree from Mellen University. He is also a past student of Asja College and Naparima College in Trinidad and Tobago.
Group Executive Vice President & Executive Chairman Integrated Retail Business Unit