Board of Directors

Mr. Damian ObiglioChairman - Management Committee / Board Member
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Mr. Mohamed MajeedBoard Member
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Mr. Seiji KawamuraBoard Member
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Ms. Ingrid L-A LashleyBoard Member
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Executive Management

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Mr. Surindranath RamsinghGeneral Manager
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Mr. Krishna RampersadHead HR and Admin Ag. (Acting)
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Mr. Robert HoseinActing Head of ERSS
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Mr. Surendra RamdathPlant Manager
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Mr. Dharmendra SinghHead - Finance and Risk
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Ms. Marsha MohammedHead - Legal Advisory Services
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Mr. Daren JadooHead- Health, Safety, Security and Environment
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Mr. Jim Leung CheeHead - Supply Chain
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Mr. Shawn IsaacHead - Internal Audit
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Mr. Daniel JacobPlant Manager (Ag.)
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Biographies - Board of Directors

 

Mr. Damian Obiglio - Chairman of the Board

In March 2017, Mr. Damian Obiglio was appointed as Chairman of PowerGen’s Management Committee. Mr. Obiglio previously served as a PowerGen Board member for the period July 2006 to August 2007. Mr. Obiglio has more than 20 years of experience in the utility industry working in different countries covering Chairman, CEO and MD positions in several electric generation, transmission and distribution companies.

Mr. Obiglio Educational Qualifications are as follows:

  • • Advance Management Program - AMP, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA (2000)
  • • Magister in Administration course, Instituto Tecnologico Buenos Aires (ITBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina (1986)
  • • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA), Buenos Aires, Argentina (1983)
  • • BA, Colegio Champagnat, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1977)
  • He is married with four children and he is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and conversational Italian.
 

Mr. Mohamed Majeed - Board Member

Mr. Majeed was appointed as Board Director on March 21, 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience in the power industry. He is a US Air Force and Power industry veteran with utility and Independent Power Producer experience both in the US and internationally. Mo has also worked in the Caribbean region for more than 15 years. He has served on the corporate boards of several companies and previously chaired the Management Committee of The Power Generation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited from September , 2007 to August, 2009.  Mo holds a Masters and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland.  He is married and has two children.

 

Mr. Seiji Kawamura - Board Member

In April 2017, Mr. Seiji Kawamura returned to the Board of Directors of PowerGen again after 5 years’ of absence.

Seiji is an experienced power industry professional with strong skills in strategic planning, negotiation, management and finance. He joined Marubeni Corporation in 1994 and has served in various capacities including Vice President of largest hydro IPP in Philippines and Chief Financial Officer of Marubeni Caribbean Power. He served as Chairman of the Management Committee of PowerGen in the past, and he is currently the Chairman of Jamaica Public Service, an investor-owned electric utility in Jamaica.

He first became a part of PowerGen family in August 2007 when he was appointed as Board Director.

Seiji has a Bachelor of Economics from the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (certified in the State of Delaware). He has a son and a daughter, and loves sailing and golf.

 

Ms. Ingrid L-A Lashley - Board Member

Ms. Ingrid Lashley retired from her position as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Trinidad and Tobago Mortgage Finance Company Limited (TTMF) in 2017.  Prior to joining TTMF, Ms. Lashley spent eighteen (18) years at Scotiabank in various senior positions in financial control, private banking, trusteeships and merchant banking, exiting as the General Manager of Scotiatrust and Merchant Bank Trinidad and Tobago Limited. 

Ms. Lashley is the holder of a Masters in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and also carries the designations of Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Chartered Accountant. Ms. Lashley is currently the Chairman of the Bourse Group and National Enterprises Limited, in which capacity she sits on the Boards of the Investee Companies.  She also holds directorships in Eco-Industrial Development Company of Tobago Limited, West Indian Tobacco Company Limited, the CL Financial Group and PowerGen. Ms. Lashley serves as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago.

Despite her demanding professional life, Ms. Lashley finds time for involvement in the culture and social life of Trinidad and Tobago and the Board of Management of her alma mater, Bishop Anstey High School.  She is an accomplished bass pan player and a former Inter-Bank calypso queen.  Ms. Lashley also holds credentials in piano and dance.

Biographies - Executive Management

 

Mr. Surindranath Ramsingh - General Manager

Mr. Surindranath Ramsingh was appointed General Manager in January 2017. Mr. Ramsingh has over thirty-five (35) years experience in the electricity industry of Trinidad and Tobago, nineteen of which have been at the Senior Management level. His career began as an Engineer in Training with the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) in 1983 and he moved through the ranks of both T&TEC and PowerGen as Shift Charge Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Plant Manager, Manager Engineering and Reliability to his current position of General Manager. Mr. Ramsingh graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Upper Second Class Honours). He attended an Executive Development Programme at UWI Institute of Business and is also the holder of a Post Graduate Certificate in Management from Heriot Watt University.

In addition, Mr. Ramsingh has attended many professional courses and conferences both locally and internationally on most aspects of power station systems and management. Mr. Ramsingh had a brief overseas assignment at Southern Electric's Birchwood, Virginia, Power Station and was the lead negotiator for two major upgrade contracts for PowerGen with General Electric. Mr. Ramsingh is a member of the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago, the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also an avid chess player and cricket enthusiast who enjoys gardening and travelling with his family. He is married to Joanne and has  two children.

 

Mr. Krishna Rampersad - Head HR and Admin Ag. (Acting)

Mr. Krishna Rampersad has held the position of Head Engineering Reliability and Support Services since 2016. Prior to this, he was the Plant Manager of the Point Lisas Power Station from 2010 to 2015.

He possesses vast experience in Operations and Maintenance of a Power Generation Facility and in directing and managing professionals to achieve the business objectives.

He possesses exceptional Project Management skills and was the lead in the implementation of the Enterprise Maintenance Management software, MAXIMO at PowerGen. He was a Member of the Board of the Project Management Institute Southern Caribbean Chapter (PMISCC) from 2003 to 2009. Was actively involved in the planning and execution of two international conferences in 2005 and 2007 and was the chairperson of the 2007 conference.

Mr. Rampersad holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), General from Andrews University, Michigan, U.S.A., Masters of Science (M.Sc.) Production Engineering & Management, University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.), Mechanical Engineering, University of the West Indies and Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute, U.S.A.

 

Mr. Robert Hosein - Acting Head of ERSS

Mr. Robert Hosein is currently Head - Engineering, Reliability and Support Services (Ag.) at PowerGen.  His substantive position is Plant Manager.

Mr. Hosein has been working in the power generation industry for 35 years, having first started his career at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) in 1983 and continuing with his career at PowerGen in 1994 when the generation assets of T&TEC were divested. He has worked at all three of PowerGen’s Power Stations including the Port of Spain (POS) Station which discontinued generating electricity on January 14th, 2016.

He has held various engineering positions across the three power stations including senior positions which eventually has led to his appointment as the Plant Manager at the Point Lisas Power Station. 

Mr. Hosein holds a B.Sc. (Upper Second Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies. 

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, table tennis and chess.

 

Mr. Surendra Ramdath - Plant Manager

Mr. Surendra Ramdath is the Plant Manager of Penal Power Station. Mr. Ramdath has been working in the power generation industry for 20 years. He joined the Company in 1998 as a Plant Engineer.

Mr. Ramdath holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, a MBA from Heriott Watt University and is also PMP certified. He is a member of the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago and Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Mr. Dharmendra Singh - Head, Finance and Risk

Mr. Dharmendra Singh was appointed to the position of Head – Finance and Risk on November 01, 2017. Mr. Singh is a Chartered Accountant with over nineteen (19) years’ experience in a heavy industrial environment.  He holds professional accounting qualifications from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr. Singh is a fellow of the ACCA and an affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT).

He held the position of Finance Manager at ArcelorMittal Steel from 1998 to 2002, and a similar position at Industrial Plant Services Limited (IPSL) from 2002 to 2011.  He spent two years as Materials Manager at IPSL before returning to ArcelorMittal Point Lisas Limited in 2013 as Corporate Controller, a position which he held until the company’s retirement from the Trinidad market.  Most recently he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at three (3) Ansa McAl companies – Ansa Chemicals, Easi Industries and Trinidad Match. 

Mr. Singh is an avid sport enthusiast and in his spare time, enjoys playing cricket.  

 

Ms. Marsha Mohammed - Head, Legal Advisory Services

Mrs. Marsha Mohammed is Head - Legal Advisory Services & Corporate Secretary. Mrs. Mohammed has been with PowerGen for over 12 years, providing advice on a wide range of contractual and commercial matters, and ensuring a robust compliance programme.

Prior to joining PowerGen, Mrs. Mohammed held the position of Senior Associate Attorney-at-Law at Devesh Maharaj & Associates, Mansfield Chambers, Port of Spain where she conducted, advised on, negotiated and/or settled litigious matters in commercial, contract, tort, land, constitutional, administrative, admiralty and family law in over 400 cases.

Mrs. Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours) (1999) from the University of London (UK) and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School (Trinidad) (2001) where she was placed on the Principal’s Roll of Honour for having achieved academic distinction. She is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

In her spare time Mrs. Mohammed enjoys spending time with her family, in particular her three young children.

 

Mr. Daren Jadoo - Head- Health, Safety, Security and Environment

Mr. Daren Jadoo was appointed to the position of Head - Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) at PowerGen on June 1st 2018. Mr. Jadoo holds a MSc. in Occupational Hygiene, a BSc. (First Class Honors) in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, a Diploma in Environmental Management and other professional certificates in Security Management, NEBOSH, ISO and OSHAS HSE Management Systems Lead Auditor and Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Team Leader.  

He joined PowerGen in 2004 and has over eighteen (18) years’ international and local experience within the Health, Safety and Environmental field in various positions and sectors including, oil and gas exploration, refining, construction and power generation. 

 

Mr. Jim Leung Chee - Head, Supply Chain

Jim Leung Chee has been with PowerGen since 2014 and has held several Senior Procurement / Supply Chain Management positions over a 25 year career. Jim’s experience spans several leading local and multinational companies including YARA, PCS Nitrogen (now Nutrien), Process Plant Services (TITAN methanol), TSTT/Bmobile and Schlumberger. He is qualified with an Industrial Engineering degree from UWI and an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business. 

Personally, Jim is a passionate advocate for the Supply Chain profession, he has presented many times at various conferences as well as on national media and contributed to the local Supply Chain profession in several ways over the years including development of an ETENDER application in 2012/13 that is now being marketed for adoption by all government agencies and entities.
In his private life, he is an avid sportsman, having represented Trinidad and Tobago in Olympic style Tae Kwon Do in regional tournaments. He also served as chief referee for the local sport for many years and conducted classes on behalf of the Olympic Tae Kwon Do association at the UWI Sports Center. More recently, Jim has been an advocate for women’s self-defense and conducted a seminar for the Trinidad Soroptimist group at NAPS Girls in 2018 with approximately 700 students in attendance.

 

Mr. Shawn Isaac - Head, Internal Audit

Mr. Shawn Isaac has in excess of twelve years’ senior management experience in the areas of Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance. He was formerly employed at RBTT as an Internal Auditor where he was responsible for performing audits throughout the region. Subsequently he joined Clico Investment Bank (CIB) as the Manager, Internal Audit and was responsible for setting up and managing the audit function. Upon leaving CIB, Mr. Isaac became the Head of Internal Audit at VMCOTT. He then joined the Ansa McAl family as the Group Audit Manager before being transferred to the role of Sector Manager - Operational Risk and Compliance (Financial Sector). Mr. Isaac subsequently joined PowerGen to set up and lead the Internal Audit function. To date he remains the Head, Internal Audit at PowerGen.

Mr. Isaac possesses an MBA with Distinction, a Bsc. Management (Hons) degree and is also a Certified Professional Forensic Accountant (CPFAcct), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

 

Mr. Daniel Jacob - Plant Manager (Ag.)

Mr. Daniel Jacob is currently Plant Manager (Ag.). Mr. Jacob started his career in the electricity industry in the year 1974 as an Apprentice.  In 1979, he became a permanent employee with the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission as a Telecommunications Technician. He was later appointed to the position of Instrumentation Technician at the Point Lisas Power Station on 1st January, 1984, and in 1994, with the establishment of PowerGen, he became a part of the PowerGen family in the Maintenance Department at the Point Lisas Power Station as an Instrumentation Supervisor.

Mr. Jacob quickly advanced his career using the work-study method and was promoted in 2011 to the position of Senior Engineer – Generation Planning.  From 2016 to 2017, he provided yeoman service to PowerGen as the Senior Engineer assigned to lead and execute the Flange to Flange Project at the Penal Power Station.  In 2017, he was again promoted to the position of Operations Manager at the Point Lisas Power Station. Mr. Jacob believes in lifelong learning and in 2017 started his Executive Master in Business Administration degree at the University of the West Indies.

Mr. Jacob’s hobbies include aviation, photography and playing golf.