Professor Patrick K Watson has been appointed as Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission effective January 30, 2012.
In addition to the Chairmanship of the Commission, Professor Watson is the University of the West Indies Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) and Professor of Applied Economics at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. He previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1995 to 2003 and is the holder of a Master’s and a doctoral degree in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Leeds.
Professor Watson is widely published and has served on the Boards of other state entities. He was also a Government Senator from May 2010 to July 2011.
Dr. Shelton Nicholls is Deputy Governor, Research and Policy, at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds B Sc and M Sc Degrees in Economics from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. He was the recipient of a Commonwealth Academic Scholarship in 1991 to Queen Mary College, University of London, where he obtained his PhD.
Prior to joining the Central Bank, he served as Lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies.
Dr. Nicholls has written widely in regional and international academic and policy journals on trade, economic integration, econometric modeling and financial services. He has also served as a member of the White Paper Committee on Financial Sector Reform in Trinidad and Tobago, the Vision 2020 Sub-Committee on "The Macro-economy and Finance" and has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission since July 22nd 2004. He is currently serving his third term on the Board of Commissioners.
Mr. Ravi Rajcoomar has been an attorney for the past twenty four years. Although he has practiced predominantly in the criminal arena Mr. Rajcoomar has appeared in numerous civil cases as well.
He has been a member of the Criminal Bar Association since its formation and has served on several of its committees over the years. Mr. Rajcoomar is also a senior member of the Council of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and has authored and coauthored articles which have been published in the Lawyer magazine.
His three year term of appointment as a Commissioner is with effect from 31st January 2011.
Ms. Marsha King is a lawyer who has been in private practice for over twenty five years. She is versed in civil practice and procedure and has handled civil appeal matters, civil matters at the magisterial level as well as civil trials in the capacity of both instructing and advocate attorney.
Ms. King has contributed articles to the newspapers and conducted radio talk shows to advise the public about their legal rights and duties. She has tutored at the San Fernando Technical Institute for Extra Mural Studies and has been trained as a mediator in Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Ms. King has been a Commissioner on the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 13th 2008 and is currently serving her second term.
Mr. Horace Mahara MBA, MSs, CPA, CIA, ACCA CA was appointed as a Commissioner for a three year term beginning 31st January 2011. Commissioner Mahara brings to the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission over twenty-five years of diversified experience in the realm of Business.
He has both international and local expertise in the fields of Accounting/Auditing, Sales and Marketing, Banking, Taxation, Real Estate and Financial Advisory Services.
Mr. Mahara previously served on the Board of the South West Regional Health Authority and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms. Nalinee Khemraj,MBA, PGDipProjMan, Dip. Law began her three year term as a Commissioner on December 19, 2012. Ms. Khemraj has over 10 years managerial experience in administration, human resource management and corporate communications.
She is currently a Director and the Manager, Human Resources and Administration at Atlantic Project Consultants Limited. She works with a diverse clientele from both the private and public sectors and is skilled in matters relating to contract interpretation and project administration. Nalinee is also the Assistant Editor for Caribbean Construction Digest, a magazine which focuses on the Caribbean’s construction industry .
Ms. Faydia Mohammed is a practising Attorney-at-Law who obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) and Post Graduate Diploma in the Legal Practise Course (LPC) in the United Kingdom. Her legal career included six years in the public sector where she worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General and subsequently at the Tourism Development Company Limited. She first practised as an Attorney predominately in Civil Litigation matters at the Chief State Solicitor’s Office, Ministry of the Attorney General. Before that assignment, Ms. Mohammed served as the Paralegal to the Attorney General and the Central Authority Unit which dealt with extradition and mutual legal assistance matters.
Ms. Mohammed is now practising commercial and corporate law at the Tourism Development Company Limited where she is responsible for providing legal advice on a range of legal issues relating to industrial relations, procurement, the Tourism Development Act Chap 87:22, company law, contracts and torts.