Board of Directors

Board of Directors

THA-Venture Capital Equity Fund Co. Ltd. was established to transform the Tobago economy through diversification, job growth and creation, and to ignite Tobago entrepreneurs’ spirit. The Company is run by a Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Shareholder and are selected from thriving entities within Trinidad and Tobago’s private and public sector. The Directors provide overall guidance, governance, and management of the Company’s affairs and mandate as declared by the Secretary for the THA Division of Finance and the Economy. The Board of Directors manages the overall direction of the Company and creates sub-committees to help achieve the Company’s strategic goals.
Ms. Vernie Shield
Ms. Vernie Shield
Chairman
Ms. Shield has over 35 years leadership experience in the financial services sector spanning the regulatory, commercial banking and mortgage lending arenas. She worked at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago for a number of
Mrs. Petal Benoit
Mrs. Petal Benoit
Deputy Chairman
Petal Benoit is currently the Senior Financial Analyst of the Division of Finance and the Economy. Mrs. Benoit is a professional accountant with a strong financial background beginning her career as an Accounting Officer with (more…)
Ms. Asa G. Archie
Ms. Asa G. Archie
Director
Ms. Archie is a Commonwealth qualified lawyer with over ten (10) years post-qualification experience in inter alia commercial law, financial law, trusts, wills, estates and conveyancing. (more…)
Mrs. Afiya Giles-Baynes
Mrs. Afiya Giles-Baynes
Director
Afiya Giles-Baynes is the Public Relations Officer at the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Division of Finance and the Economy, and joined the THA Venture Capital Equity Fund Ltd. Board of Directors in (more…)
Ms. Solange Henry
Ms. Solange Henry
Director
Solange Henry has almost 15 years’ financial management and auditing experience in the State Enterprises across Trinidad and Tobago, covering various sectors such Energy, Tourism, Infrastructure Development and Project Management.  She is an (more…)
Ms. Kalifa Julien
Ms. Kalifa Julien
Director
Kalifa Julien currently holds the position of Senior Policy Analyst in the Economic Management and Research Unit (EMRU) of the Tobago House of Assembly Division of Finance and the Economy. Ms. Julien completed a Master of
Ms. Esther Le Gendre
Ms. Esther Le Gendre
Director
Esther Le Gendre is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad & Tobago (ICATT). Ms Le Gendre is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (BA, eMBA) (more…)