InvesTT's Global Diaspora Business Advocates

InvesTT's Global Diaspora Business Advocates

Who are Global Diaspora Business Advocates (DBAs)?

InvesTT’s Global Diaspora Business Advocates (DBAs) are a passionate team of Trinidad and Tobago diaspora volunteer advisors and connectors located around the world, who are keen on giving back by opening up their ‘executive rolodexes’ to facilitate connections and link global investors/corporations within their networks to investment opportunities in their homeland. DBAs have considerable capacity and potential to attract foreign direct investment to Trinidad and Tobago through the execution of a strategic advocacy strategy.

What is the role of DBAs?

DBAs play a pivotal role in supporting Trinidad and Tobago’s economic growth agenda while anchored in their respective locations across North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Within their networks, DBAs will assist in expanding InvesTT’s footprint through publicity, events or webinars to enhance the global visibility of Trinidad & Tobago’s investment offerings. DBAs will communicate directly with the InvesTT team in Trinidad and Tobago and will be supported with relevant marketing communications to creatively promote investment opportunities within their networks.

Meet InvesTT's Global Diaspora Business Advocates

Anthony Brand possesses more than 20 years’ experience in manufacturing, utilities, logistics, public and private sector development in the Caribbean and Europe, along with expertise in trade related technical assistance, business development, and human/corporate capacity-building through training. As the CEO at Coverpoint RCM Business and Technology Solutions, Anthony works on engaging SME's, Export Development Agencies, IPAs, and Agricultural Cooperatives in the CARIFORUM and Africa Regions to expand international trade (including services) and investment with the EU.

Dr. Sabeeta Bidasie Singh often likes to call herself “The Global Trini” having lived and worked in several continents over the last 25 years. She is a proven business executive with a record of driving dramatic results and growth for companies. Sabeeta heads up the Operations and Administration of the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council and has honed her Entrepreneurial skills as the CEO of Cardinal Services LLC. She is a recognized leader, known for being an effective communicator; writer; public speaker; and strategic thinker with exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. She is a board member of several Not-for-Profit Organizations and a Director on the Lead India Foundation (USA chapter) and sits in an advisory capacity for the InvesTT Board (Trinidad and Tobago).

Churchill Piggott is an accomplished business professional: a retired business consultant trained in business management practices. Prior to retirement, he worked for 2 US based companies, in excess of 15 years each, while residing in Toronto, Canada; one in the insurance sector and the other at an information technology firm. After retirement Churchill devoted his waking hours to his driving passion for “giving bacK”; he successfully managed – 3 times - the largest North American community carnival; he volunteered with a major philanthropic organization and currently mentors 2 youths. It is his dream to give back to his land of birth – Trinidad and Tobago – by sharing his extensive experience and expertise.

Lars G.O. Söderström is a Business Development and General Management specialist with hands-on B2B and B2C experience from US, Europe and LatAm/Caricom. His expertise spans from business development to general management and commercial implementation of innovative business strategies in the start-up and corporate environments. He has developed winning business models and helped companies build new brands and grow market share, attain performance improvements and increase return on investment. Lars has held full-time and interim senior management/CEO positions and managed consulting assignments in the media/broadcast, telecommunications (mobile and fixed), high-tech, industrial markets and to Caribbean Governments.

Ronald Poon Affat has been based in Brazil for the last 25 years and is currently the head of Life & Health Units for Brazil’s largest Reinsurer, IRB Re. He is a qualified Actuary with both UK and USA Fellowship designations and the holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. An active volunteer in the actuarial profession, Ronald has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and in 2016 he received the SOA’s Presidential Award for his contribution to advancing the profession.

InvesTT invites our global community of business and corporate diaspora (with an interest in giving back to support the economic development of Trinidad and Tobago), to consider the virtual role of volunteer Global Diaspora Business Advocates.

Download Investts-Diaspora-Business-Advocates-2022.pdf

For further information, please contact Pramilla Ramdahani, Vice President, Investments, InvesTT at pramilla.ramdahani@investt.co.tt