BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

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Donnie Boodlal

Director

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

He is an Associate 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.

Dr. 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, Dr. 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.

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Dr. Joseph Khan

Director

Dr. Joseph Ishmael Khan was appointed to the Board of National Energy 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.

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Arnold De Four

Director

Mr. Arnold De Four retired from The National Gas Company of Trinidad &Tobago Ltd (NGC) as Vice President, Commercial in 2012. During his more than thirty (30) years of experience at NGC and its affiliated companies, he has held several positions of ever increasing responsibility in the domestic energy sector, bringing to the post of Vice President considerable experience in the areas of accounting and financial management, business development, contract negotiation and project management.

In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Atlantic), Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd. (PPGPL), The Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline Company Limited (ECGPC), The Energy Chamber and the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM). He was also a frequent presenter at local and international seminars and forums on energy matters and the global gas industry.

Mr. De Four holds a B.Sc., Accounting from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has also received advanced executive training from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College) amongst others.

Currently, Mr. De Four is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at MSD Associates Ltd., a private consultancy established to initiate and develop natural gas-based energy projects in new and emerging markets.

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Howard Dottin

Director

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.

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Wade A. Hamilton

Director

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.

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Dan Martineau

Director

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.

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Curtis Mohammed

Director

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.

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