Sunday 17 February, 2019

US Ambassador talks trade with AMCHAM T&T Board

Members of the AMCHAM T&T Board with US Ambassador Joseph N Mondello. Photo courtesy AMCHAM T&T.

Members of the AMCHAM T&T Board with US Ambassador Joseph N Mondello. Photo courtesy AMCHAM T&T.

Increasing bilateral trade and investment with Trinidad and Tobago was high on the agenda when U.S. Ambassador Joseph N Mondello met with members of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) on Thursday.

The AMCHAM T&T executives used the opportunity to present some of their members’ issues to the U.S. Ambassador. 

This was the first time Ambassador Mondello visited the chamber’s building.   

“I think this is a positive step, and what we believe will become a regular occurrence as we continue to strengthen our relationship with the U.S. Embassy,” AMCHAM T&T President Patricia Ghany said.

Some of the issues discussed at the meeting include: the current business climate in Trinidad and Tobago, ways Trinidad and Tobago can attract and keep foreign investors, opportunities available for local companies to do business with the United States and the current humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

“Increasing bilateral trade and investment is one of my top priorities as Ambassador.  I look forward to continuing our excellent partnership with AMCHAM to make this goal a reality,” Ambassador Mondello said.

AMCHAM T&T Board members present at the meeting were: 

Patricia Ghany, President AMCHAM T&T and Chief Financial Officer – Esau Oilfield Supplies Limited; Simon Aqui, Business Development - IBM; Gayle Pazos, Vice President & Chief Risk Officer - Scotiabank; Mitchell De Sliva, Citi Country Officer and Managing Director Citibank Trinidad & Tobago; Dominic Rampersad, President - Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited; Glenn Hamel- Smith, Partner, Head - Banking & Finance - M. Hamel-Smith & Co.; Sana Ragbir, General Manager - First Citizens Investment Services Ltd; and Erojus Joseph, District Manager - GE Oil & Gas.

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