Vashti Guyadeen – General Manager
Vashti has more than 15 years’ experience in research and development, policy design, SME development, global and institutional competitiveness and international relations. Prior to joining the TTCSI, Vashti worked in academia, public and private sector, including the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Ministries of Energy and Public Administration.
She spearheaded several projects with international development agencies such as the Inter American Development Bank, UNECLAC and the World Bank and has a proven track record of developing research products that enable the business community to make well informed decisions.
Vashti holds a first degree in History, Masters in International Relations, History and a post graduate diploma in Promotion of Financial Markets. She has published a number of academic papers and is currently a Doctoral candidate.
Sherry Hassanali – Membership Relations, Administration & Events Officer
Sherry Hassanali joined the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries Ltd (TTCSI) in 2007 as its very first employee.
With over 25 years of senior management experience in both the private and public sectors under her belt, Hassanali’s skills and expertise continue to be a major asset to the company. She was instrumental in helping TTCSI make its name in the services industry and assisted the company’s Interim Board with important pilot projects. She also played an integral role in the planning and implementation processes for the development and growth of the Coalition.
In 2010, Hassanali celebrated another professional milestone when she was appointed to the prestigious position of TTCSI’s Member Relations, Administration and Events Officer. A team player and hard worker, Hassanali continues to serve TTCSI and remains committed to helping the company successfully achieve its set goals and objectives.
As the newest member of the research team at the TTCSI, Syan brings with her extensive knowledge of and applicability in the area of International Trade Policy. She has worked specifically in the area of policy formulation for market access(trade in goods) and also has practical experience in negotiating policy positions on behalf of Trinidad and Tobago at bilateral trade negotiations.
Coupled with her experience in the public sector for the past five years, Syan is a holder of an undergraduate in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and a post graduate degree in International Trade Policy from the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus.
She also brings to the TTCSI Team, skills in the area of export market research having worked intimately with exporters in the manufacturing industry by providing them with in-depth analysis of markets, sectors and product trends.
Despite being heavily involved in the area of market access, Syan is a firm believer that the relationship between both trade in goods and services being held ” ceteris parabis” is a conduit for not only a more diversified economy but also for a more sustainable approach to export-led growth.