Board Of Directors

Our Focus

The main focus of the Chaguanas Chamber Industry & Commerce is to represent Chaguanas businessmen on both local and national issues. Whilst this remains the Chamber’s core function, its activities have been expanded by the current Board of Directors to include other areas on interest affecting C.C.I.C. members

Current Board Of Directors

Richie Sookhai

President
Mr. Richie Sookhai is the Managing Director of Sookhai’s Diesel Service Limited, of which there are three subsidiary branches, namely Diesel Power Limited in Barbados, Diesel Power Limited in Guyana and DI Engineering Inc in Miami, Florida.

Mr Sookhai has acquired a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Masters in International Business; both from the Florida International University.

Sookhai was also elected Deputy Chairman of InvesTT from 2014 to 2015 and President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce for two terms.

During his first tenure Mr. Sookhai has led many trade missions. He has visited Johannesburg and have signed an MOU with the Mississauga Chamber of Commerce. He has also visited Dubai to implement trade ship with the Dubai Chamber as well as Thailand. His main goal being, to move Chaguanas from Borough to city status.

Upon his Return as elected President of the Chaguanas chamber for the second term, Sookhai has actively sought to engage with various Government Ministries and NGO’s to revive our economy and bring much needed assistance to his membership and the country, amidst the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mr Sookhai continues to work ardently on behalf of his membership for further infrastructure and development for Central and by extension the country as a whole.

His proactive approach will surely bring brighter days for CCIC as he continues with his philanthropic work in the borough of Chaguanas to help create a better life for those in need.

Baldath Maharaj

Vice President
I am the Cluster Manager at First Citizens Bank where I commenced my employment in 1991. I enjoy dealing with a network of people to assist in providing simple and practical financial solutions to complex problems. My fulfilment comes from seeing my clients succeed after proper counselling and having the desired level of financial freedom.

As an employee of the institution, branches where I managed were awarded Branch of the Year on numerous occasions. I was also nominated for Manager of the Year finalist.

Academically, I studied Auto Mechanics before moving on to my field of study. Thereafter, I completed the Professional Postgraduate at The Chartered Institute of Marketing and MSc Marketing from the University of South Wales.

I led several non-profit organizations and joined the Chaguanas Chamber in 2012. I am currently the Vice President of the Chamber.

Vaalmiki Arjoon

Secretary

Karena Sukhu

Treasurer
Karena is an SME Consultant and Life and Business Coach who spearheads Caption Consulting and Coaching Ltd. Her organizational development experience spans over eighteen (18) years with small and mid-sized businesses. She is also a freelance Career Coach and Resume Writer with an international talent mobility company.

Based on her invaluable experience and passion for leadership development, Coaching is her forte. She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed Coach and BehavioralOS Partner who holds an MBA with specialism in Human Resource Management. Continuous learning has been the pillar for her progression, she is also a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).

She collaborates with professionals by helping them clarify core values, prioritize well-being, and effectively communicate to resolve leadership dilemmas. Over the years, she has designed solutions to promote reliable communication, enhance brand recognition and generate revenue while building the infrastructure for success in the long term. Being intrinsically motivated with commendable leadership skills paved the way for her proven track record of excellence and integrity.

Kyron Regis

Public Relations Officer

Daniel Austine

Assistant Secretary

Kevin Ramgoolie

Director

Sajjad Hamid

Director
Sajjad Hamid is an entrepreneurship educator and teaches at a community college in Trinidad and Tobago. He lectures on entrepreneurship, family business management and marketing. Previously, he worked for a Fortune 500 company as business development manager in the southern Caribbean.

He currently writes a column titled, Entreprenomics, in a leading local newspaper and has published over 200 articles in two newspapers which give advice to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and family business owners.

He has been rewarded for his efforts to support small businesses by Scotia Bank in 2012. Sajjad assists SMEs owners grow their ventures through training and consulting. He has conducted training on starting an entrepreneurial venture, business planning, finding opportunities in economic adversity and supporting financial services agents to craft sales strategies to SMEs & Family Enterprises.

Sajjad holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (marketing) from the University of Florida, MBA (General Management) from the University of Reading, and Master of Science in Business Psychology from Franklin University. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute. He holds a Certificate in Online Teaching (IDB)

Sunil Moonasar

Director
Sunil Moonasar is the Founder & Managing Director of Eye See You Ophthalmic & Medical Supplies Limited. His experiences in the niche area of Ophthalmic Products extends for over 25 years throughout the West Indies with a passion for customer care and technical service in his field.

Mr Moonasar, possesses a BSc in Chemistry and a Masters in Health Administration with an ‘eye’ for process and systems management in the ophthalmic distribution sector. He leads a team with 24 members, coaching and providing a sustainable environment for them to develop and thrive.

Mr Moonasar also serves on the Board of Directors at Island Roofing and Hardware Solutions Limited and is a Shareholder of Giant Screen Entertainment (IMAX TT).

An avid father of four, he loves to spend quality time at the beach in Mayaro with his family. A lover of sports – Tennis, Cricket, Football, Table tennis and Badminton…always up for a good challenge.

Nesha Mahase

Office Manager

Past Presidents

1994 -1997 Kenneth “chic” Medford
1997-1999 Douglas Lucky Samaroo
1999-2001 Kelvin Tang Niang
2001-2003 Richard Sirjoo
2003-2005 Rudy Maharaj
2005-2008 Gavin Seemungal
2008-2010 Stephen Cadiz
2010-2013 Zamanath Ali
2013-2016 Richie Sookhai
2017-2021 Vishnu Charran

Past Presidents

1994 -1997 Kenneth “chic” Medford
1997-1999 Douglas Lucky Samaroo
1999-2001 Kelvin Tang Niang
2001-2003 Richard Sirjoo
2003-2005 Rudy Maharaj
2005-2008 Gavin Seemungal
2008-2010 Stephen Cadiz
2010-2013 Zamanath Ali
2013-2016 Richie Sookhai
2017-2020 Vishnu Charran

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