Sandra Fraser

Deputy Chairman

Sandra Fraser was appointed to the Board of National Energy in August 2019, bringing considerable public sector experience to her appointment. She began working in the Judiciary Magistracy before taking up a role as an Economist at the Ministry of Works and Transport. Thereafter, she progressed her career at the Ministry of Finance through various positions and was promoted to Assistant Director (Ag.) of the Economic Management Division.

In 2016, Ms. Fraser was appointed Senior Advisor for Trinidad and Tobago at the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group in Washington for a period of two years. Upon her return, she was called to serve as Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries with responsibilities in the areas of energy research, renewable energy, commercial evaluation, procurement, health and safety and local content.

Ms. Fraser holds a BSc in Economics from The University of the West Indies (UWI) and has trained extensively in the Caribbean, South America, the USA and Europe.


Prof. Donnie Boodlal


Prof. Donnie Boodlal was appointed to the Board of National Energy in February 2022.

He is a Professor in Process Engineering at the University of Trinidad and Tobago where he serves as Discipline Leader for the BASc/MEng in Process Engineering and MSc in Energy Engineering Programmes. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, a Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering, an MSc in Industrial Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management and a PhD in Process and Utilities Engineering.

Prof. Boodlal has worked with international peers on Expert Review Teams for National Communications and Biennial Reports through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and with Regional Governments in Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and the Bahamas as a Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Mitigation Consultant through the Caribbean Cooperative Measurement, Reporting and Verification Hub. In addition, Prof. Boodlal has worked with many local companies in Trinidad and Tobago in his areas of expertise. In the capacity of GHG Inventory Expert, he has contributed towards Trinidad and Tobago’s Third National Communication and First Biennial Update Report.

As a scholar, he has co-authored over 30 refereed articles in areas related to Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Environmental Management, Cleaner Production, GHG Inventories and GHG Mitigation and he is regarded nationally as being at the forefront of the field of sustainable emissions reductions.


Dr. Joseph Khan


Dr. Joseph Ishmael Khan was appointed as Chairman to National Energy’s Board in October 2022. His initial appointment to the Board was as a Director in February 2022.

He is an international project management practitioner with more than 20 years of consulting, facilitating and lecturing experience. Dr. Khan commenced his career as a Mechanical Engineering Technician and Mechanical Inspector with several industrial process plants in the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. Dr. Khan presently leads and collaborates on development projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Belize, Bahamas, Grenada, Suriname and Germany, France and Spain for private and public sector organisations and international agencies such as the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Organisation of American States (OAS/CICAD), among others. Dr. Khan is also intimately involved in the evaluation of renewable energy projects relating to geothermal, solar and wind energy sources in the Caribbean Region.

Dr. Khan is an adjunct faculty with the Project Management Department, Faculty of Engineering and Department of Creative and Festival Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, and the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business. Dr. Khan holds a Doctoral Degree (DBA) in Management with the Australian School of Business, Adelaide, South Australia; a Master of Business Management degree and Post Graduate Diploma from the Henley Management College/University of Reading, UK; Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) with the American Welding Society; and the Mechanical Engineering Technician’s Diploma from the San Fernando Technical Institute. Dr. Khan is also a Project Management Professional® (PMP®), Certified Project Consultant, Certified PROSCI Change Management Practitioner, and an active Certified Agile Scrum Master.


Dr. Lester Henry


Dr. Lester Henry was appointed to the Board of National Energy in October 2022.

Dr. Henry holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and also pursued graduate studies at the University of California in San Diego. He attended both the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Brooklyn College (City University of New York – CUNY), where he obtained his BSc in Economics with Mathematics and Computer Science.

Dr. Henry is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St Augustine. Prior to joining The UWI, he lectured at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He was also a Summer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Additionally, Dr. Henry has served as Chief Examiner for CAPE Economics with the Caribbean Examinations Council.

Dr. Henry’s career includes 10 years of service as a Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, from 2010 to 2020, where he contributed to numerous committees which examined the operations of state enterprises, including the Public Accounts Committee, the Committee on State Enterprises, and the Committee on Finance and Legal Affairs. He was also a member of several important Joint Select Committees.

Dr. Henry has been widely published in international journals, with his research and publications focusing on financial services, capital flight, money laundering, the digital divide and trade policy. He has extensive consulting experience with organisations such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the CARICOM Secretariat, the Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM), and various private sector entities.

Howard Dottin


Howard A.W. Dottin was appointed Director on the Board of National Energy in April 2020. Mr. Dottin holds an Executive MBA from The University of the West Indies and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant. He worked as an Auditor at Ernst and Young in his early career, before taking up the post of Field Auditor III at the Ministry of Finance. From there, he moved to Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited, where he progressed through several Account Management positions to eventually assume the role of Chief Financial Officer in 1997.

In 2000, Mr. Dottin took over as Group Chief Financial Officer at Guardian Holdings Limited. He also started to lecture in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting and Financial Accounting on the Masters programmes at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He was later appointed Programme Director for the MSc in International Finance, and still serves at the institution.

In addition to his career portfolios, Mr. Dottin has served on different Boards, as Chairman at ASPIRE FUND Management Company Limited, and Director/Chairman of the Audit Committee at TRINRE Insurance Company Limited.


Joel Jack


Mr. Joel Jack was appointed to the Board of National Energy in May 2023.

Former Assemblyman Mr. Joel Jack was the Deputy Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) with responsibility for Finance and the Economy. He was appointed Secretary of Finance and Enterprise Development in the THA in 2013. Prior to this, he was also the Programme Coordinator in the Financial Literacy Secretariat, and the Director of Enterprise Development.

Under his leadership, the Division of Finance initiated the adoption of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), and the modernisation of the Assembly’s financial architecture with the introduction of the Integrated Financial Management Information System, as well as the Automated Clearing House System (ACH) payment system. He also championed the Assembly's Alternative Financing Modality, which resulted in the Assembly, for the first time in its history, accessing funding on the local capital market of approximately TT$165M. He also championed the Assembly’s Public Private Partnership modality and the Development of the Tobago Infrastructure Investment Strategy.

The Division of Finance also encompassed responsibility for Enterprise Development, and during that time, he ensured that entrepreneurs and small business owners not only acquired the finances required to open and expand their operations, but also ensured they received the training and financial education needed to successfully manage, operate and scale their businesses. Under his direction, the Division implemented a suite of initiatives focused on providing training and financial support targeting females, the elderly, the physically challenged and young entrepreneurs as well as programmes positively impacting the fishing, agricultural, technology and micro enterprise sectors. During his tenure he also introduced the Tobago Export Readiness Programme.

Mr. Jack was also responsible for the Assembly’s Draft Medium Term Planning Framework, which is guiding and advancing the island socio-economic development for the period 2019-2024. He also advanced Tobago’s Intelligent Island Mandate through a Joint Venture with TSTT to construct a Tier III Data Centre and the completion of a comprehensive study.

A past student of Signal Hill Secondary School, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from St. George’s University, Grenada. Mr. Jack also holds a Certificate in Cost Management Accounting and is an MBA student at Warwick University, UK. A father of two, he believes in continuous learning and the kaizen approach to doing things and is committed to the development of Tobago and continues to serve the people of Tobago with fervour and excellence.


Wade A. Hamilton


Wade Anthony Hamilton has over 32 years’ experience in the local energy sector in the management and development of major capital infrastructure projects both onshore and offshore. He is now a consultant in private practice after retiring as Vice President, Technical Services at The National Gas Company (NGC) in October 2014.

He joined National Energy in 1983 as a process engineer for the start-up, commissioning and operations of the country’s first locally owned methanol and urea plants. He joined NGC in 1990 as Engineer in the Engineering Services Division, moving up through various positions in the organisation.

At NGC, Mr. Hamilton was actively involved in the development of the country’s first LNG plant at Point Fortin. He has worked on many technical studies such as the initiative for the development of an Ethylene and Gas-to-Liquids Complex, LNG and CNG for the Caribbean, as well as the expansion of the PPGPL NGL processing facility in Trinidad.

Mr. Hamilton had several articles published and has presented a number of papers locally and internationally. He has served on the Board of American Chamber of Commerce Trinidad & Tobago and several local committees for the development of the energy sector of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Hamilton holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from The University of the West Indies Institute of Business, Trinidad; a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as a Diploma in Engineering from St Mary’s University, Halifax.


Dan Martineau


Dan Martineau was appointed to the Board of National Energy in August 2019.

Mr. Martineau’s career began in the USA, where he worked for different Trading Groups as a Commodity Trading Assistant and Equity Day Trader. In Trinidad and Tobago, through various portfolios held at BWIA, RBTT, Caribbean Money Market Brokers, ANSA Merchant Bank and the Unit Trust Corporation, he developed core competencies in financial management. These included Securities, Market and Financial Analysis; Financial Operations; Securities Trading; Risk Management and Distressed Asset Analysis.

After managing a private business for three years, Mr. Martineau last joined NCB Global Finance Limited in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager.

He holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in International Finance from The University of the West Indies.


Curtis Mohammed


Curtis Mohammed is the President of the NGC CNG Company Limited. Previously, he worked as Vice President, Gas Transmission and Distribution at the National Gas Company (NGC) and was subsequently requested by the NGC to head and execute the national CNG initiative.

Mr Mohammed gained his B. Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering at UWI in 1988 and his M. Sc. in Engineering Management in 1999.

Mr Mohammed’s broad range of professional experience in the Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Sectors and skills include process and project engineering, the setting up of manufacturing entities in the Spirits and Renewable Industries, rolling out complete operations including management of all phases of major capital projects. He has previously worked at PETROTRIN and the Angostura Group.

Mr Mohammed is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago.