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Chartered Director Program making steady strides across Caribbean

27 Apr 2015 5:44 PM | Deleted user

Port Of Spain, April 17, 2015| Chartered Director Program making steady strides across Caribbean


Pictured Above the CCGI Board and CEO (L-R): Ronnie Bissessar, Desiree Gobin-Seecharan (CEO), Vincent Hippolyte,
Dr Axel Kravatzky, Marlon Yarde, Leslie Clarke, Fé Lopez-Collymore. Missing from picture are Dennis Brown, Clarence Faulkner, Arnold Niranjan, and Jacqueline Quamina

At the 2nd  Annual General Meeting held on April 17, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott, CEO Desiree Gobin-Seecharan of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI) boasted an upward trend in membership and the Institute’s Chartered Director Program - the first of such kind in the Caribbean, and the fourth in the world. “We are excited about our membership growth, we experienced a 66% increase in individual membership and growth of over 30% in organizational membership to achieve 134 members, as we move into our third year of operations” said CEO Desiree Gobin Seecharan.

The first cohort in CCGI’s Certificate in Corporate Governance, the first of three steps in its Chartered Director Program, will complete the programme in June 2015 by demonstrating requisite knowledge, through an examination. The organization has also made significant strides in its accreditation process. “The Institute has successfully completed all steps towards being registered with the Accreditation Council of T&T (ACTT). The Institute thereby does not only comply with laws and regulations, but also demonstrates best practice through quality assurance and proper governance of the regions gold standard in Corporate Governance education” said Chairman Dr Kravatzky.

The AGM also saw the appointment of new board members. The newly appointed and returning directors to the Board are as follows:

Newly Elected

Ronnie Bissessar


Trinidad & Tobago

Vincent Hippolyte

Managing Director

Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO)

St . Lucia

Jacqueline Quamina

General Counsel/Corporate Secretary

Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Returning Board Members

Dennis Brown

Accountant / Financial Consultant


Leslie Clarke

Managing Director of Murphy Clarke Financial Limited

Trinidad & Tobago

Clarence Faulkner

Managing Partner, Pension Management Interactive Inc.

British Virgin Islands

Fe Lopez-Collymore

Corporate Secretary, Guardian Holdings Limited

Trinidad & Tobago

Axel Kravatzky (Chairman)

Principal Consultant and Director of Syntegra Change Architects Limited

Trinidad & Tobago

Arnold Niranjan

Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst and Young

Trinidad & Tobago

Marlon Yarde

CEO and General Manager, Barbados Stock Exchange Inc & Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc.


The Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI) is the first and only non-profit membership  organization dedicated to advancing corporate governance across the Caribbean. CCGI provides world-class training, professional development, regional corporate governance standard development and networking for Directors, Senior Executives, Investors, and Regulators.

For further information contact:

Tamaisha Eytle| Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute

14 Alcazar Street

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

T:   +1.868.221.8707 (TTO)

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M: +1.868.774.3306 (TTO)

M: +1 (876) 818-3789 (JAM)



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