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  • Robert Bermudez

    Chairman

     
    ROBERT BERMUDEZ is a Non-Executive Director. He was elected to the Board of Neal & Massy Holdings Limited, now Massy Holdings Ltd., in 1997 and has served on the Company's Audit and Governance and Compensation Committees. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bermudez Group of Companies and has led the growth of the Bermudez Group from a local, family-owned business, to a regional business throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Mr. Bermudez has enjoyed a distinguished career in business and is associated with several other corporate bodies in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.  The Board of Directors, in noting his excellent standing and relationships throughout the region, as well as the quality of the contributions he has made to the Board, appointed Mr. Bermudez as Chairman of the Board in July 18, 2014.

    E. Gervase Warner

    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.

    David O’Brien

    Group Executive Vice President and Executive Chairman Automotive & Industrial Equipment and Financial Services Lines of Business

     
    David serves as an Executive Director on the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. in addition to serving on the boards of several Massy subsidiary companies. He joined the Group in 2006, during which time, he also served as the Executive Chairman of the Financial, Property and Other Business Unit. Prior to joining the Group, David held senior positions at Sagicor Life Incorporated, including Investment Manager, Deputy General Manager and Executive Vice President & General Manager of Sagicor's Trinidad operations. David has also held directorships on the boards of RGM Limited, DFL Caribbean Limited, the Reinsurance Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited and TIDCO. He was also the Chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority, a member of the Multi-Sectorial Core Group for Trinidad and Tobago's Vision 2020 and Chairman of the committee to establish the National Policy for Disabled Persons.

    Ian Chinapoo

    Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer

     
    Ian joined the Group as an Executive Director of Massy Holdings Ltd and Group Chief Financial Officer effective June 1 st    2018. Ian brings decades of experience with multinationals particularly in the areas of investment banking, portfolio management and private equity. His experience will assist us in fulfilling the Group's aspirations as we chart our strategic road ahead. Ian's career spans more than twenty-two years in banking and financial services throughout the Caribbean and Central American region. He has also worked with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and with Citigroup. Ian has a BSc in Accounting (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies and has lectured in the EMBA, IMBA and MSc programmes at the (now) Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business in Trinidad since 1995.

    G. Anthony King

    Non-Executive Director

     

    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.  

    Gary Voss

    Non-Executive Director

     
    GARY VOSS is a Non-Executive Director of Massy Holdings Ltd. He currently also serves as the Chairman of Unilever Caribbean Limited. He joined Lever Brothers West Indies Limited in 1982 as Technical Director and was appointed Chairman and Managing Director in 1987. He retired from Unilever in 2001. His early career was spent with the (then) Texaco Pointe-a-Pierre refinery, the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and the Iron and Steel Company of Trinidad and Tobago (ISCOTT). Mr Voss's previous posts include Superintendent, Direct Reduction at ISCOTT, Head of Engineering at CARIRI, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and President of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce. He is also a Director of RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited and several of its subsidiaries. Mr Voss is a Chemical Engineer by profession and holds a B.Sc. degree (Honours) from Birmingham University in the UK.

    Maxine Williams

    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.

     

    Patrick Hylton

    Non-Executive Director

     
    PATRICK HYLTON is a Non-Executive Director and is the Group Managing Director of Jamaica's largest commercial bank, the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB). He first received public recognition, when the Government appointed him to a leading role in the rehabilitation of the Jamaican, financial sector during the mid-1990s. His wealth of experience in the financial services industry propelled him to the position of Managing Director of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC). He performed this role for five years and in, 2002, joined NCB as Deputy Group Managing Director.  In 2004, Mr Hylton was appointed Group Managing Director of NCB and has led the organisation to achieve record growth in profitability.  Mr. Hylton is an Honours Graduate in Business Administration and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), London. He is a Past President of the Jamaica Bankers Association, and in addition to being a Director of NCB, he is the Chairman of Harmonisation Limited and sits on several boards, including the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services (CariCRIS) and the Mona School of Business and Management (UWI). In 2002, Mr Hylton was awarded the Order of Distinction, Commander Class by the Prime Minister and Governor General of Jamaica.

    Richard P. Young

    Non-Executive Director

     

    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

    Non-Executive Director

     

    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.

     

    William Lucie-Smith

    Non-Executive Director

     
    WILLIAM LUCIE-SMITH is a Non-Executive Director. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a former Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Trinidad & Tobago), where he led its Corporate Finance and Recoveries practice.  Mr. Lucie-Smith has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, taxation and valuations and holds an MA degree from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on a number of boards, including Republic Bank and Sagicor Financial Corporation.

    Anton Gopaulsingh

    Non-Executive Director

     
    Anton was appointed to the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. on December 6th, 2018. Anton is a Finance and Risk Management expert with more than twenty years’ experience in a broad range of accounting, technology and consulting roles, spanning multiple industries and geographies. He is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committees of two listed companies and is a non-executive Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE), Trinidad and Tobago Central Depository (TTCD), ANSA Merchant Bank Limited (AMBL) and Readymix (West Indies) Limited (RML). His prior experience includes working with the PricewaterhouseCoopers UK and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Trinidad firms.

    DAVID AFFONSO

    Group Executive Vice President & Executive Chairman Integrated Retail Business Unit

     
    David joined the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. in April 2019 upon his appointment as Executive Chairman, Integrated Retail Business Unit. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2012 when he was appointed to his prior role as Chairman of the Group's Distribution line of Business. David has been with the Group for over 30 years working with Group companies in both Guyana and Trinidad and has more than 20 years of experience in the Distribution and Retail sector having previously served as CEO of both the Group's Retail and Distribution businesses in Trinidad. In his current role David is responsible for the Group's retail and distribution businesses across the region, and serves as Chairman of the Group's investment committee.