Dr. Krishna Bahadoorsingh
Dr. Bahadoorsingh has over 50 years of leadership experience in diverse fields, including real estate and government senatorship. He joined the L.J. Williams Board of Directors in 1996, and has been the Chairman since 2001. As Chairman, he is responsible for the overall planning and investment policies of the group.
Thomas J. Williams
Mr. Thomas Williams graduated from the University of Guelph in Canada with a double major in Management and Economics. Before returning to Trinidad, he spent a year teaching English at Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku, Japan and then backpacked through South East Asia for six months. He joined the LJ Williams group in 1993, working first as a Business Development Manager and later taking on the responsibility of running the Beverage facility. After the sale of the Beverage Division to Pepsi Americas, he ran the Food and Allied Division. He became a director of the Company in 1996 and Managing Director of the Group in 2005. He is responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of The Home Store, our retail subsidiary, which opened in 2008.
Paul J. Williams
Mr. Williams joined as Assistant to the Managing Director in 1978 and was posted to the Company’s subsidiary, Movalite Limited, for a period of training before becoming Managing Director in 1980. He joined the parent Board in 1982. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Managing Director before resigning his position to focus on Movalite Limited during the construction boom we were entering at the time. Currently, he serves as an Executive Director with responsibility for the Shipping Division.
An independent consultant, Mrs. Andrews is a certified accountant with more than 20 years of expertise in taxation law and policy. She is also a specialist in Value Added Tax implementation. Her financial work spans from non-profits to government consultancies.
A trained chemical engineer, Mr. Dupres has held several technical and management positions over his 50+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has also been the executive director of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards.
Much of Mr. Browne’s professional life has been spent managing turnarounds in financial services firms. He has also held senior positions in banking, and has served as Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Trade, and of Finance. He contributes a weekly radio programme and newspaper column on business and economics.
Mrs. Aliyah Hamel-Smith has been an accomplished Attorney-at-Law for over two decades, with experience in both the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to her law degree from the University of the West Indies, Mrs. Hamel-Smith holds an MBA from the Oxford-Brookes University.
She spent close to a decade of her career at RBC Royal Bank, where she started as an attorney, was promoted to head up its trust company and then was made responsible for the Bank’s regional financial planning arm. Subsequently, she took on the position of Vice-President – BPO /Shared Services Development at the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre, following which she became the CEO of two affiliated insurance brokerage and benefits companies.
Seeing a need to ease the daunting tasks of Financial Planning and Estate Administration, Mrs. Hamel-Smith recently established ExeQtrust Limited; an end-to-end, technology-driven, Future Planning company of which she is the Managing Director. She currently serves on several other boards, as well as being a strategic advisor to various charities and associations.