Ambassador Joseph Mondello on Thursday, February 7 met with members of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), where he identified increasing bilateral trade and investment as one of his top priorities as Ambassador. He said he was looking forward to continuing the excellent partnership with AMCHAM T&T to make this goal a reality.
Some of the issues discussed at the meeting included, the current business climate in Trinidad & Tobago, ways Trinidad and Tobago can attract and keep foreign investors, opportunities available for local companies to do business with the United States and the current humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
AMCHAM T&T President Patricia Ghany described the meeting as a “positive step” which she hoped will become a regular dialogue to strengthen relations with the U.S. Embassy.
Other AMCHAM T&T Board members present at the meeting were Simon Aqui, Business Development – IBM; Gayle Pazos, Vice President & Chief Risk Officer – Scotiabank; Mitchell De Sliva, Citi Country Officer and Managing Director Citibank Trinidad & Tobago; Dominic Rampersad, President – Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited; Glenn Hamel- Smith, Partner, Head – Banking & Finance – M. Hamel-Smith & Co.; Sana Ragbir, General Manager – First Citizens Investment Services Ltd; and Erojus Joseph, District Manager – GE Oil & Gas