Services contribute to 60% of the labour force and 48% of the GDP

Staff Profiles

Practising what it preaches, TTCSI is proud that our staff is representative of both the CARICOM and wider Caribbean. In addition to several local professionals, we are pleased to have had professionals from the islands of Jamaica and Martinique as part of our team. We believe this diversity has enhanced our ability to collaborate with others in the region. Moreover this brain circulation will keep the environment at TTCSI both creative and dynamic!


Nirad Tewarie is the Chief Executive Officer of the TTCSI. He brings to the organization a wealth of experience in management, media and communications and international relations.

As the TTCSI’s CEO, he sits on several national and regional committees relating to the development of business generally, and the services sector, specifically.

Nirad’s past experience includes assignments at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK; at several local tertiary-level educational institutions, including the University of the West Indies, Roytec & the School of Business and Computer Studies (SBCS); and at several local media houses, including the T&T Guardian, CCN TV6 & IETV, where he conceptualized and started the first local cable news programme.

He maintains an active interest in the media as the Executive Editor of the U, Caribbean Health Digest and a columnist for the Sunday Guardian.

Passionate about development, Nirad is also a member of the Board of Directors of Vision on Mission Prisoner Rehabilitation Programme & the Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a regular volunteer with several organisations focused on young people.



Florence Louis-Edouard has been residing in Trinidad and Tobago for the past seven years. Originally from the French Caribbean island of Martinique, she shares a deep passion for the Caribbean as a whole and more particularly for its regional integration process.

Ms. Louis-Edouard holds a Master Degree in International Trade and Geopolitics from the French National Institute of International Relations located in Paris. In 2004 she obtained a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of the West Indies for which she submitted her thesis on “Towards the integration of the French Departments of the Americas within their immediate geopolitical environment: From Decentralization to the Post Cotonou Agreement”.

For the past four years, she has served the interest of Trinidad and Tobago’s private sector working in various institutions dedicated to business expansion and export promotion.



Ms. Encinas attained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University in New York, U.S.A and in 2008 obtained a Master of Science with distinction in International Relations from the University of the West Indies. In 2009 she was awarded a two year International Relations research scholarship at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

Elizabeth believes in the importance of the diversification of T&T’s economy and exports and dedicates herself to this goal.

In her role at TTCSI she conducts research on and analysis of policy documents, represents the interests and views of the coalition at trade meetings, gathers and analyzes services data and responds to the strategic and relevant needs of the members in providing information.



Patti comes to TTCSI as the new Project Assistant for the implementation of the IDB funded project, "ICT Innovations for the Masquerade Sector in Trinidad and Tobago".

She holds a first degree in Accounting, together with Project Management Certification and brings vast experience in organizing and coordinating projects and events. She is responsible for ensuring the successful completion of the project and acts as the centre point that connects the project’s stakeholders, beneficiaries and supporters.



Sherry Hassanali joined the TTCSI in 2007 as its first employee and brought with her a wealth of senior management experience, having served in both the private and public sector for over 25 years.  She assisted the TTCSI Interim Board with its pioneer planning and implementation processes for the development of the Coalition.

In February 2010 she accepted the appointment as TTCSI’s Member Relations, Administration and Events Officer, where she continues to serve as a team player in the realization of TTCSI’s goal objectives.



Hema Son Son is often the first point of contact for persons who wish to interact with the TTCSI.

Experienced in accounting and project implementation, Hema plays a key role in ensuring the success of the organisation’s projects. She is currently furthering her studies in with a view to enhancing her qualifications in the field of Accounting.