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  • E. Gervase Warner

    President & Chief Executive Officer

     

    Gervase has been President and Group CEO of the Massy Group of Companies since 2009. Prior to his appointment, he also served as the Executive Chairman of the Group's Energy & Industrial Gases Business Unit and has served as a Director of Massy Holdings Limited since 2004, the year in which he joined the Group.

    Prior to his Massy experience, Gervase was a Partner at the international management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he spent 11 years serving clients in the US, Latin America and Caribbean across a wide range of industries. He currently serves on the Trinidad & Tobago Board of Citigroup Merchant Bank Limited, the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and United Way Trinidad & Tobago and is the Chairman of the Caribbean Breast Centre Limited.

    David O'Brien

    Group Executive Vice President and Executive Chairman Automotive & Industrial Equipment and Financial Services Lines of Business

     
    David serves as an Executive Director on the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. in addition to serving on the boards of several Massy subsidiary companies. He joined the Group in 2006, during which time, he also served as the Executive Chairman of the Financial, Property and Other Business Unit. Prior to joining the Group, David held senior positions at Sagicor Life Incorporated, including Investment Manager, Deputy General Manager and Executive Vice President & General Manager of Sagicor's Trinidad operations. David has also held directorships on the boards of RGM Limited, DFL Caribbean Limited, the Reinsurance Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited and TIDCO. He was also the Chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority, a member of the Multi-Sectorial Core Group for Trinidad and Tobago's Vision 2020 and Chairman of the committee to establish the National Policy for Disabled Persons.

    Ian Chinapoo

    Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer

     
    Ian joined the Group as an Executive Director of Massy Holdings Ltd and Group Chief Financial Officer effective June 1 st    2018. Ian brings decades of experience with multinationals particularly in the areas of investment banking, portfolio management and private equity. His experience will assist us in fulfilling the Group's aspirations as we chart our strategic road ahead. Ian's career spans more than twenty-two years in banking and financial services throughout the Caribbean and Central American region. He has also worked with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and with Citigroup. Ian has a BSc in Accounting (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies and has lectured in the EMBA, IMBA and MSc programmes at the (now) Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business in Trinidad since 1995.

    Julie Avey

    Group Senior Vice President People & Culture

     

    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.

     

    Angélique Parisot-Potter

    Executive Vice President, Business Integrity and Group General Counsel

     

    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.

     

    Eugene Tiah

    Group Senior Vice President & Executive Chairman of the Energy & Industrial Gases Business Unit

     

    Eugene joined the Massy Group in 2014, prior to which he had served as President of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd. for 13 years.  Eugene's experience covers all aspects of process plant engineering, operations and overall business management.  He has held various positions in operations management, project management, construction management and business development, both in Trinidad and the United States.  Immediately prior to his appointment as President of PPGPL, he held the positions of Director of Special Projects for Natural Gas Liquid Marketing and System Manager - Cashion/Mustang/Hennessey System at Conoco in Houston, Texas.

     

    Wendy Kerry

    Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance & Corporate Secretary

     

    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.

     

    David Affonso

    Group Executive Vice President & Executive Chairman Integrated Retail Business Unit

     
    David joined the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. in April 2019 upon his appointment as Executive Chairman, Integrated Retail Business Unit. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2012 when he was appointed to his prior role as Chairman of the Group's Distribution line of Business. David has been with the Group for over 30 years working with Group companies in both Guyana and Trinidad and has more than 20 years of experience in the Distribution and Retail sector having previously served as CEO of both the Group's Retail and Distribution businesses in Trinidad. In his current role David is responsible for the Group's retail and distribution businesses across the region, and serves as Chairman of the Group's investment committee.

    Howard Hall

    Group Senior Vice President & Executive Chairman, Financial Services Line of Business

     
    Howard joined the Massy Group as CEO of Massy United Insurance in August 2011 and joined the Group’s Executive Committee on March 1, 2016. He has more than 30 years’ experience in financial and general management having held senior Executive positions in the Life Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance and Airline industries.

    Prior to joining the Massy Group Howard served at Air Jamaica as Senior Vice President and CFO of Air Jamaica Limited where he was a key player in preparing the Airline for divestment. He later served as Transition General Manager after the divestment. Before that he worked at the ICWI Group of Companies as the Vice President - Finance, Administration and HRD where he Led the Finance, Human Resources and Administrative functions. He has also worked with Life of Jamaica in the role of CFO, where he was a key participant in the financial, operational and capital restructuring of the company.

    VAUGHN S. MARTIN

    Senior Vice President, Strategic & Other Investments

     
    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.

    As Senior Vice President, Vaughn will focus on driving business performance and optimising the value of the companies within his portfolio.

    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.