MR. A. NORMAN SABGA, LLD (Hon.) UWI; (h.c.) UTT holds the esteemed position of the Executive Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies and Patron of the Anthony N. Sabga Awards – Caribbean Excellence.
Mr. Sabga attended Red Rice College, England, and Fordham University in New York, USA and on return to Trinidad embarked on a business career at Standard Distributors Limited until 1979. He has served as Chairman of several companies throughout the Group, including Caribbean Development Company Limited, Alstons Marketing Company Limited and ANSA McAL Enterprises Limited.
In 1986, Mr. Sabga was appointed Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited and Deputy Chairman in 1992. In 1996, Mr. Sabga assumed the role of Group Chief Executive Officer and in 2000 was appointed Group Chairman when his father, the late Dr. Anthony N. Sabga, ORTT, Chairman Emeritus retired.
In recognition of his exceptional achievement in business, Mr. A. Norman Sabga was the recipient of a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2015. History was created at UWI as it was the first time that honorary doctorates were conferred to a father and son. He was also awarded a second honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Trinidad and Tobago in 2019.
Mr. Sabga held the role of Chairman of the ANSA McAL Foundation from 2017 to 2020 and currently serves as the Chairman of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited.
MS. TERESA WHITE in the role of Chief Shared Services Officer leads and directs work streams geared towards greater operational efficacy within the ANSA McAL Group. This role is pivotal to ensure the Group’s critical focus for creating and sustaining a high performing shared services organisation which includes Corporate (Group) functional areas of HR, HSSE, IT, Supply Chain and Head of Office Administration.
Ms. White has over twenty years of experience in Strategic Human Resource Management, Organisational Transformation and Change Management.
Prior, she successfully led her own independent regional consulting practice, and her client base spanned the energy, financial, professional services, and telecommunication sectors.
In 2007, Ms. White was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited. In 2011, she held the executive role of Group Human Resources Director, in addition to Media Sector Head in 2016 to 2017.
Ms. White holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and an MSc (Econ) in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management from the London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London.
MR. RAY A. SUMAIRSINGH serves as the Deputy Chairman of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited and is currently the Chairman of TATIL & Tatil Life. In 2000, he joined the ANSA McAL Group in the Financial Services sector as the Managing Director of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited. He currently holds several directorships in the Group, including the Parent Board since 2001.
Mr. Sumairsingh became a Chartered Banker (ACIB) in 1975, after completing studies in London, United Kingdom. In 1982, he achieved his MBA in Finance, while working in New York, USA.
Mr. Sumairsingh is a former President of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC) and former President of the Association of Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC). He has been a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange for the past nineteen (19) years where he served as Chairman for five (5) years.
In 2020, Mr. Sumairsingh became a non-executive Director of ANSA McAL Limited.
MR. ANTHONY N. SABGA III holds the position of Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ANSA McAL Limited since 2020 and Chairman of Beverage Sector from 2016. In 2018, Mr. Sabga was appointed as a Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited.
Mr. Sabga holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from City University and a Masters in International Business Administration from Regents Business School, United Kingdom.
In 2001, Mr. Sabga started his early career at Trinidad Publishing Company (now known as Guardian Media Limited) as Promotions and Circulations Manager.
In 2003, he was appointed as the Executive at ANSA McAL's Head Office with the focus on Strategic Development of the Group’s IT Infrastructure and the development and implementation of the Group’s Balanced Score Card and Strategic Management Frameworks. Mr. Sabga’s career included diverse portfolios as General Manager at Classic Motors and President of Carib Beer USA.
As Group CEO, Mr. Sabga is accountable for the leadership of the Group’s Executive Team in providing long-term strategic vision to maintain the Group’s competitiveness and sustainability, while expanding and diversifying the business portfolio and geographic reach to ensure the agility necessary to embrace and respond to the business opportunities in the region and globally.
MR. DAVID B. SABGA is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of ANSA McAL
Mr. Sabga holds a BA (Economics) from Windsor University Canada. He held several senior management positions and Chairmanships at Standard Equipment, Crown Industries Limited and Farmhouse Industries Limited prior
to joining the ANSA McAL Group in 1988.
Mr. David Sabga was appointed as a Director of the Board of ANSA McAL
Limited in 1996.
His career in the ANSA McAL Group began at McEnearney Business Machines (MBM) where he held the role of Managing Director. Mr. Sabga moved to the Automotive Companies where his career in the Automotive industry
spanned 25 years.
Mr. Sabga also held several chairmanships throughout the Group including
Chairman and Sector Head of the Automotive division.
In 2020, Mr. Sabga retired from the Group and became a non-executive Director of ANSA McAL Limited.
MR. ANDREW N. SABGA is the Deputy Chairman of ANSA McAL Limited and Chairman of the ANSA McAL Foundation. He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Miami and a B.Sc in Business Administration Marketing Finance from Boston University.
Mr. Sabga held the office of Chief Executive Officer of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies from 2017 to 2019. He also held the position of Beverage Sector Head from 2007 to 2015.
In 2010, he was appointed as a Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited.
Mr. Sabga’s career spans with over 25 years of experience in the Manufacturing industry. This career path holds experience with a diverse portfolio inclusive of Chief Executive Officer of Carib Brewery Limited, Caribbean Development Co. Limited and Carib Glassworks Limited. Mr. Sabga has held directorships at Trinidad Match Limited and Alstons Marketing Company Limited. He was also the Chairman of Grenada Breweries Limited, presently named Carib Brewery (Grenada) Limited, Carib Brewery (St. Kitts & Nevis) Limited and ANSA McAL (US) Inc.
Mr. Sabga was the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce from 2011 to 2013.
In 2020, Mr. Sabga retired from the Group and became a non-executive Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited.
MR. ANTHONY E. PHILLIP is an Independent board member of ANSA McAL Limited since 2007 and Caribbean Development Company Limited since 2012.
Mr. Phillip, who began his career as an Industrial Chemist at Caroni Limited holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) from The University of the West Indies (UWI). He also attended programmes at Henley Management College, United Kingdom; Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Northwestern University, USA and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland.
He joined West Indian Tobacco in 1973 as a manager in its Production Department. He was appointed Production Manager and Director in 1984, after completing a secondment assignment to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited. Mr. Phillip was also the Chairman and Managing Director at British American Tobacco (Malawi) Limited from 1994 to 1998. He was then appointed Managing Director of West Indian Tobacco in 1998 and following his retirement in 2006 he became Chairman in 2007.
Mr. Anthony E. Phillip retired from the Board of Directors of West Indian Tobacco at the close of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in April 2022.
MR. MARK J. MORGAN was appointed as an Independent Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited in 2014. He is also a Partner at Fitzwilliam, Stone, Furness-Smith & Morgan (Attorneys-at-Law). He maintains a thriving litigation practice as an Advocate and appears before all the local Courts. He has also acted as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.
Mr. Morgan's practice focuses on the business law aspects relating to the establishment and operation of large commercial and industrial undertakings in Trinidad and Tobago, ranging from Government negotiations, fiscal incentives, oil and gas transactions, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and taxation.
Mr. Morgan is an avid contributor to various legal publishers. He was also the consultant to the Trinidad and Tobago section of Carter-Ruck on Libel & Slander 4th ed. and has authored and co-authored articles on Trinidad and Tobago law for various other publications.
He is listed in Band 1 of the Chambers Global, World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
MR. LARRY HOWAI is a former Minister of Finance and the Economy (July 2012 – September 2015) who has had a long and distinguished career in the financial services sector.
Prior to joining the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Howai was Chief Executive Officer of the First Citizens Group, one of the largest financial institutions in the English-speaking Caribbean. He served as Chairman of the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the National Energy Corporation and has held several other board appointments in the financial services and energy sectors both locally and regionally.
Mr. Howai was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the West Indies in 2010 and has also received the Award of Excellence from Caribbean Association of Indigenous Banks 2008. He became an honorary Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago in 2004 and was honoured as the Most Admired Chief Executive Officer in Trinidad and Tobago in 2003.
In 2016, Mr. Howai was appointed as a Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited. In addition, he is currently a Director of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited, Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL), TATIL Life Assurance Limited, Allied Hotels Limited and Allied Innkeepers Limited.
MR. WINSTON SINGH is a Senior Director of LinkedIn Corp. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft) based in Sunnyvale, California. He leads a global organization that helps small and mid-sized companies connect with their customers and advertise on LinkedIn.
Before LinkedIn, Mr. Singh spent almost 12 years at Google Inc. as a director of sales strategy and operations. He led a global organization that helped businesses to grow by leveraging online marketing. Before joining Google, he spent a decade at various start-ups and ADP Inc., a Fortune 250 firm.
Mr. Singh holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing from the Indian School of Business, a M.Sc. in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey and a B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
Prior to being appointed in 2020 as an Independent Director of ANSA McAL Limited, Mr. Singh, since August 2017, was a member of the Board of Directors of Guardian Media Limited, a subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group and a publicly listed company on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. Mr. Singh resigned from the Guardian Media Limited’s Board effective June 1, 2020.
MR. NORMAN CHRISTIE had an extraordinary career at BP for over thirty-four years, with his final assignment being that of Regional President, Mauritania and Senegal, from January 2020 to December 2020.
He was the former Regional President of BPTT from January 2011 to March 2018, as well as the joint Head of the Group Chief Executive’s Office from April 2018 to December 2019, based in London, United Kingdom.
Jamaican born, Mr. Christie has held several leadership roles including the positions of Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President Commercial & Markets, all at BP Trinidad and Tobago.
He joined Amoco in 1986 and following a series of financial roles at their headquarters in Chicago, served in several commercial leadership roles for three years in Egypt. The end of his tenure in Egypt coincided with the merger of BP and Amoco in 1999.
Mr. Christie subsequently moved to BP’s headquarters in London within two years, to work with Mr. Tony Hayward, Group Vice President for Finance, at that time.
His formal educational training has been in Finance, Strategy, Accounting and General Management. Mr. Christie is a certified public accountant (Illinois) and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
In 2021, Mr. Christie was appointed as an Independent Director of the Board of ANSA McAL.
MS. KRYSTA BEHRENS DE LIMA has been a practising transactional lawyer for nearly 30 years. She is currently in private practice.
Most recently, Ms. De Lima served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NextDecade Corporation, a Nasdaq listed corporation, for six (6) years.
Before NextDecade, Ms. De Lima was Senior Counsel with Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit in Houston. She was previously with the BG Group for twelve (12) years, where she served as Vice President, Legal, advising on matters affecting the Group’s investment in Atlantic LNG, as well as the company’s major assets in Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. De Lima was later appointed Chief of Staff of the Trinidad asset with BG Group where she advised on upstream, midstream and downstream projects, operations and investments.
Prior to BG Group, Ms. De Lima worked in private practice at Arthur Anderson. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Kings College, London, a Maitrise in French Law and a DESS (Masters) in European Law, both from the Université of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne).
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. De Lima is an active member of the Law Society of England and Wales, and the State Bars of New York and Nevada. She is also qualified to practice law, but holds inactive status, with the bars of Trinidad and Tobago, the British Virgin Islands and Hauts-de-Seine (Versailles Court of Appeal), France.
In 2021, Ms. De Lima was appointed as an Independent Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited.
MS. VICKI-ANN ASSEVERO is the inaugural senior fellow for the Caribbean Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin American Centre. She is responsible for highlighting the critical issues and challenges in the Caribbean region for the Washington and global policy making communities, whilst simultaneously convening experts and stakeholders in providing solutions.
As a Senior Legal Counsel and Consultant on transactional mediation, Ms. Assevero has lived and worked in the United States, France and Africa, as an international lawyer, lobbyist and entrepreneur.
A former partner at Holland Knight, she represented multinational energy companies, international organisations and many developing countries, in their relations with international financial institutions and private investors.
Ms. Assevero is a Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, her alma mater. She received her Doctor of Law degree from Harvard Law School and graduated in 2010 with an LLM in Sustainable Development Policy, from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Born in the US, but a true West Indian through her Jamaican and Trinidadian parentage, she founded The Green Market Santa Cruz in 2012, which the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) recognized in 2016 as an example of integrated sustainable development in practice.
In 2021, Ms. Assevero was appointed as an Independent Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited.