Marc-Kwesi Farrell

Marc Farrell is a proud Trinidadian, and the Founder and CEO of Ten To One Rum. Marc’s unique combination of deep cultural ties to Caribbean culture and intimate knowledge of the U.S. consumer market, have propelled him to help elevate the conversation around rum, and bring an inspired, award-winning product to market.

Prior to launching Ten To One Rum, Marc most recently held a number of roles at Starbucks as its youngest Vice President, leading the eCommerce business, U.S. Retail Lobby and Beverage Innovation, during his tenure. He was recruited to join the executive team after a serendipitous meeting with Howard Schultz, the company’s Founder and CEO. This followed earlier professional stints at Fidelity Equity Partners and Bain & Co. Farrell attended MIT at age 16, followed by Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.

Throughout his career, Marc has been focused on bringing unique products and experiences to life through a combination of digital and real-world channels, and continues to put this in practice in his entrepreneurial ventures today. Today he is an active angel investor and on the Board of Wheels Up (NYSE), and The Amazon BBA Advisory Council.

Peter Jeewan

Peter was appointed to the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. on January 21st, 2022. Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario and has worked in various accounting, tax, finance, sales and business roles at industry-leading organizations. He was President and CEO of the Lannick Group of Companies, Canada’s largest regional finance and accounting specialist firm, for ten years before serving as President and CEO of Vaco Canada until April 30, 2021. Mr. Jeewan developed a strong reputation for connecting people and processes to execute on strategy and achieve outstanding results.

Bruce Melizan

Bruce is a non-executive director. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada, and an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK. He is an alumnus of Presentation College, San Fernando.

Bruce started his career as an engineer with Schlumberger working in Indonesia, Bolivia, and Trinidad & Tobago where he also worked for TYE Manufacturing. Since moving to the United Kingdom twenty-five years ago, Bruce has worked internationally in outsourcing, project finance and equipment rental in both FTSE listed and private equity owned businesses including Mowlem Plc, Amey Plc, Interserve Plc and Algeco SA. Bruce has been a Main Board and Non-Executive Director for more than 10 years. He has also served as Trustee and Chair of Safer London, one of the UK’s leading charities serving young women and men affected by violence and exploitation, for more than 10 years. He currently Chairs M&I Group, a UK based start-up in the construction sector.

Luisa Lafaurie Rivera

Luisa is a non-executive director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics  from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an MBA and other postgraduate degrees in Finance and Senior Management from the Universidad de los Andes.

She has held various positions in both public and private enterprise and has had significant experience in the energy sector. Ms. Rivera was previously the Minister of Mines and Energy in Colombia, founding partner of Sumatoria, advisor to the Synergy Group and CEO of Ocensa SA and CENIT SAS.

Ms. Rivera has been an independent member of the boards  of ISA, Exito SA, Avianca SA in Colombia and CTEEP in Brazil. She currently sits on the boards of the National Development Finance Company (FDN), Enel Colombia Mercantil Colpatria SA and the Superior Council of the Universidad de los Andes.

Vaughn S. Martin

Vaughn brings over twenty five years of Financial & Business Management experience in various business sectors, with twenty one of these spent in the Oil & Gas industry. Prior to his appointment, Vaughn held the position of Managing Director at Massy’s joint venture company, Massy Wood Group Ltd., for seven years. He has held several other executive roles within the Massy Group including Country Manager in both Suriname and Ghana and Finance Director of Massy’s Energy & Industrial Gases Business Unit.

Vaughn holds an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and is FCCA-designated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. As a past national volleyball athlete, Vaughn maintains his passion for sport which continues to fuel his involvement in several sporting activities across Trinidad & Tobago.

Angélique Parisot-Potter

Angélique joined the Group and the Executive Committee on March 1 st, 2016 prior to which she had extensive international experience spanning over fifteen years in the oil & gas sector working in the UK, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago and Egypt operating in complex, multi-jurisdictional environments and high-risk regions. Angelique has held many leadership positions in legal, compliance and administrative areas, and her expertise includes energy, M&A, corporate governance, compliance, employment, labour law and the financial and construction industries.

Angélique is a qualified UK Solicitor entitled to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean, and, as the Group General Counsel she leads a high performing team of ethical legal professionals with a focus on collaboration and helping to shape discussion and debate around business issues. Angélique’s role as a member of the Executive Committee also includes leading and developing the Group’s Business Integrity framework.

Julie Avey

Julie joined the Executive Community in August 01, 2015 and is passionate about the People and Culture of the Massy Group. “We are systematically and responsibly dismantling a legacy culture of “command and control” to unleash the potential of the creativity and abundance of each Massy employee so that we can serve our customers and delight all of our stakeholders and fearlessly thrive in this age of disruption”. Prior to this role, Julie was part of the Automotive and Industrial Equipment Business Unit where she had various roles including General Manager of the Car Dealerships in Massy Motors in Colombia, the first acquisition in Colombia by the Massy Group in 2014. Prior to joining the Group in 2010, Julie was GM/Consultant for the Trinidad office of a Change Management Consultancy. Earlier in her career, Julie was part of the International Deployment team for a global supply chain project for a pharmaceutical multinational with responsibilities in the Far East and Latin America.

Wendy Kerry

Wendy is an Attorney and Barrister at Law, admitted to practice in Trinidad & Tobago and England & Wales.  She served as Corporate Secretary & Legal Advisor for the Massy Group seven years prior to her appointment to her current post. Prior to joining the Massy Group, she held the positions of Director, Legal & Corporate Services at Caribbean Airlines and Manager, Corporate Services & Business Development at Development Finance. Ms. Kerry also served as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop the Vision 2020 Draft National Strategic Plan for Trinidad & Tobago and worked on National Sector Strategic Plans for; Governance and Institutional Structures, the Administration of Justice, and Law and Legal Affairs. 

Wendy currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and Chair of the AMCHAM Legislative Committee. She is a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute and has served as a Member of the National Standing Negotiating Committee on Air Services Agreements.

Soraya Khan

Soraya was appointed to the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. on December 20th, 2019. Soraya is a Finance Executive with over twenty years of experience within multinational organizations in the Energy and Financial services sectors. She started her career at Atlantic LNG after which she moved to Citibank where she quickly progressed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Soraya returned to the Energy Sector taking on the role of Head of Finance at Centrica Energy before moving to her current position of Finance Manager at BHP Trinidad and Tobago.

Soraya brings valuable experience in corporate governance, company divestments, project valuations and sanctioning, strategic operational planning and forecasting, and treasury and financial controls. She holds a BSC in Accounting and Finance from State University of New York, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Soraya also holds an MBA in Business Administration with a specialization in International Finance from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

Suresh Maharaj

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.