Board of Directors
Mr. Gerry C. Brooks
Mr. Gerry C. Brooks was appointed Chairman of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) by the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He is the retired group Chief Operating Officer of the regional conglomerate and publicly held group, ANSA McAL.
Mr. Brooks is an Attorney at Law and has served as the Vice President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago for the past three years. A graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School and the University of the West Indies, he was recently awarded the title of "Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the West Indies". Mr. Brooks is also a graduate of Columbia University where he obtained an MBA, Dean's Honour Roll. As a former Deputy Chairman of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund, he also chaired its Finance and Investment Committee for ten years.
A regional thought leader, he is the President of the Family Planning Association. He has been honoured by Rotary International, his Alumni, Queen’s Royal College and other key institutions in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. He is also a member of the Standing Energy Subcommittee of the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago.
Professor Andrew Jupiter
Professor Andrew Jupiter received a BSc in Natural Sciences and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and also holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Mineral Engineering Management from The Pennsylvania State University.
Professor Jupiter served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries from 1998 to 2004. Prior to this appointment, he held several senior positions at the Ministry, including Senior Petroleum Engineer, Director - Operations and Director - Energy Planning.
Starting as the Vice President of Business Development, Professor Jupiter first joined the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (National Energy) in 2004. He then served as President from 2009 to 2012.
In addition to these posts, Professor Jupiter held the position of Director on several state boards, and led the government’s team in its initiative to provide several African countries with technical guidance in the development of their respective petroleum sectors. He is currently attached to the Department of Chemical Engineering at UWI, is the holder of the Trinidad and Tobago Methanol Company (TTMC) Chair in Petroleum Engineering, and serves as an Energy Consultant. In September 2015, Professor Jupiter was appointed a Board Member of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and Chairman of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin).
Throughout his career, Professor Jupiter has been awarded by multiple associations, notably the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPETT), and has been conferred the honorary title of ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by UWI in 2013.
Mr. Kenneth Allum
Mr. Kenneth Allum is a Chemical Engineer with 38 years' experience in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry at all levels. Among the various positions held throughout his career, he worked as a Senior Technologist from 1981 to 1987, and then as an Assistant to the Managing Director from 1987 to 1990 at Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company Limited (TRINTOC).
Most recently, Mr. Allum worked at Petrotrin, initially serving as the Vice President of Refining and Marketing (2008-2009) and, thereafter, as President (2009-2012). As President of Petrotrin, Mr. Allum was responsible for the company’s strategic goals, working with all stakeholders to develop and implement the company’s business objectives to maximize shareholder value. At the helm of the company, he was able to develop a highly motivated, business-oriented and customer-driven organization.
In the course of his service at the respective companies, Mr. Allum has had extensive technical and management training and has attended numerous international meetings and conferences. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of TTNGL on May 1st, 2016.
Mr. Ashmeer Mohamed
Mr. Ashmeer Mohamed, Director and Corporate Secretary of K.C. Confectionery Limited, has 30 years of experience in international marketing. He also has more than 20 years of experience in Customs Brokerage and Intellectual Property. He is presently the Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Valuation of Intellectual Property Office and a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association.
He is also the Director/Secretary of International Products Limited, a member of the Association of Business Executives, the Chairman of the Couva Development Committee and past President of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Vivek Charran
Mr. Vivek Charran has been a Director of Charrans Bookstores for 18 years. He has a BA Hons. in Law and History from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England and an MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
He is currently serving as the President of the San Juan Business Association and is Treasurer of the Book Industry Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (BIOTT).