Mr. Surindranath Ramsingh - General Manager
Mr. Surindranath Ramsingh was appointed General Manager in January 2017. Mr. Ramsingh has over thirty-five (35) years experience in the electricity industry of Trinidad and Tobago, nineteen of which have been at the Senior Management level. His career began as an Engineer in Training with the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) in 1983 and he moved through the ranks of both T&TEC and PowerGen as Shift Charge Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Plant Manager, Manager Engineering and Reliability to his current position of General Manager. Mr. Ramsingh graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Upper Second Class Honours). He attended an Executive Development Programme at UWI Institute of Business and is also the holder of a Post Graduate Certificate in Management from Heriot Watt University.
In addition, Mr. Ramsingh has attended many professional courses and conferences both locally and internationally on most aspects of power station systems and management. Mr. Ramsingh had a brief overseas assignment at Southern Electric's Birchwood, Virginia, Power Station and was the lead negotiator for two major upgrade contracts for PowerGen with General Electric. Mr. Ramsingh is a member of the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago, the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also an avid chess player and cricket enthusiast who enjoys gardening and travelling with his family. He is married to Joanne and has two children.
Mr. Krishna Rampersad - Head – Engineering, Reliability and Support Services
Mr. Krishna Rampersad has held the position of Head Engineering Reliability and Support Services since 2016. Prior to this, he was the Plant Manager of the Point Lisas Power Station from 2010 to 2015.
He possesses vast experience in Operations and Maintenance of a Power Generation Facility and in directing and managing professionals to achieve the business objectives.
He possesses exceptional Project Management skills and was the lead in the implementation of the Enterprise Maintenance Management software, MAXIMO at PowerGen. He was a Member of the Board of the Project Management Institute Southern Caribbean Chapter (PMISCC) from 2003 to 2009. Was actively involved in the planning and execution of two international conferences in 2005 and 2007 and was the chairperson of the 2007 conference.
Mr. Rampersad holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), General from Andrews University, Michigan, U.S.A., Masters of Science (M.Sc.) Production Engineering & Management, University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.), Mechanical Engineering, University of the West Indies and Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute, U.S.A.
Mr. Robert Hosein - Plant Manager
Mr. Robert Hosein is currently Head - Engineering, Reliability and Support Services (Ag.) at PowerGen. His substantive position is Plant Manager.
Mr. Hosein has been working in the power generation industry for 35 years, having first started his career at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) in 1983 and continuing with his career at PowerGen in 1994 when the generation assets of T&TEC were divested. He has worked at all three of PowerGen’s Power Stations including the Port of Spain (POS) Station which discontinued generating electricity on January 14th, 2016.
He has held various engineering positions across the three power stations including senior positions which eventually has led to his appointment as the Plant Manager at the Point Lisas Power Station.
Mr. Hosein holds a B.Sc. (Upper Second Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.
In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, table tennis and chess.
Mr. Surendra Ramdath - Plant Manager
Mr. Surendra Ramdath is the Plant Manager of Penal Power Station. Mr. Ramdath has been working in the power generation industry for 20 years. He joined the Company in 1998 as a Plant Engineer.
Mr. Ramdath holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, a MBA from Heriott Watt University and is also PMP certified. He is a member of the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago and Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Dharmendra Singh - Head, Finance and Risk
Mr. Dharmendra Singh was appointed to the position of Head – Finance and Risk on November 01, 2017. Mr. Singh is a Chartered Accountant with over nineteen (19) years’ experience in a heavy industrial environment. He holds professional accounting qualifications from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr. Singh is a fellow of the ACCA and an affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT).
He held the position of Finance Manager at ArcelorMittal Steel from 1998 to 2002, and a similar position at Industrial Plant Services Limited (IPSL) from 2002 to 2011. He spent two years as Materials Manager at IPSL before returning to ArcelorMittal Point Lisas Limited in 2013 as Corporate Controller, a position which he held until the company’s retirement from the Trinidad market. Most recently he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at three (3) Ansa McAl companies – Ansa Chemicals, Easi Industries and Trinidad Match.
Mr. Singh is an avid sport enthusiast and in his spare time, enjoys playing cricket.
Ms. Sonya Lequay - Head, Human Resources and Administration
Ms. Sonya Lequay was appointed to the position of Head – Human Resources and Administration from October 01, 2014.
Ms. Lequay has over twenty (20) years’ experience at PowerGen and has a wealth of knowledge in Human Resources and Employee Relations.
Ms. Lequay is the holder of a double major Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Human Resource Management, French and Russian studies. She is also certified as a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) of the United Kingdom.
Ms. Marsha Mohammed - Head, Legal Advisory Services
Mrs. Marsha Mohammed is Head - Legal Advisory Services & Corporate Secretary. Mrs. Mohammed has been with PowerGen for over 12 years, providing advice on a wide range of contractual and commercial matters, and ensuring a robust compliance programme.
Prior to joining PowerGen, Mrs. Mohammed held the position of Senior Associate Attorney-at-Law at Devesh Maharaj & Associates, Mansfield Chambers, Port of Spain where she conducted, advised on, negotiated and/or settled litigious matters in commercial, contract, tort, land, constitutional, administrative, admiralty and family law in over 400 cases.
Mrs. Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours) (1999) from the University of London (UK) and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School (Trinidad) (2001) where she was placed on the Principal’s Roll of Honour for having achieved academic distinction. She is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
In her spare time Mrs. Mohammed enjoys spending time with her family, in particular her three young children.
Mr. Daren Jadoo - Head- Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Mr. Daren Jadoo was appointed to the position of Head - Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) at PowerGen on June 1st 2018. Mr. Jadoo holds a MSc. in Occupational Hygiene, a BSc. (First Class Honors) in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, a Diploma in Environmental Management and other professional certificates in Security Management, NEBOSH, ISO and OSHAS HSE Management Systems Lead Auditor and Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Team Leader.
He joined PowerGen in 2004 and has over eighteen (18) years’ international and local experience within the Health, Safety and Environmental field in various positions and sectors including, oil and gas exploration, refining, construction and power generation.
Mr. Jim Leung Chee - Head, Supply Chain
Jim Leung Chee has been with PowerGen since 2014 and has held several Senior Procurement / Supply Chain Management positions over a 25 year career. Jim’s experience spans several leading local and multinational companies including YARA, PCS Nitrogen (now Nutrien), Process Plant Services (TITAN methanol), TSTT/Bmobile and Schlumberger. He is qualified with an Industrial Engineering degree from UWI and an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.
Personally, Jim is a passionate advocate for the Supply Chain profession, he has presented many times at various conferences as well as on national media and contributed to the local Supply Chain profession in several ways over the years including development of an ETENDER application in 2012/13 that is now being marketed for adoption by all government agencies and entities.
In his private life, he is an avid sportsman, having represented Trinidad and Tobago in Olympic style Tae Kwon Do in regional tournaments. He also served as chief referee for the local sport for many years and conducted classes on behalf of the Olympic Tae Kwon Do association at the UWI Sports Center. More recently, Jim has been an advocate for women’s self-defense and conducted a seminar for the Trinidad Soroptimist group at NAPS Girls in 2018 with approximately 700 students in attendance.
Mr. Shawn Isaac - Head, Internal Audit
Mr. Shawn Isaac has in excess of twelve years’ senior management experience in the areas of Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance. He was formerly employed at RBTT as an Internal Auditor where he was responsible for performing audits throughout the region. Subsequently he joined Clico Investment Bank (CIB) as the Manager, Internal Audit and was responsible for setting up and managing the audit function. Upon leaving CIB, Mr. Isaac became the Head of Internal Audit at VMCOTT. He then joined the Ansa McAl family as the Group Audit Manager before being transferred to the role of Sector Manager - Operational Risk and Compliance (Financial Sector). Mr. Isaac subsequently joined PowerGen to set up and lead the Internal Audit function. To date he remains the Head, Internal Audit at PowerGen.
Mr. Isaac possesses an MBA with Distinction, a Bsc. Management (Hons) degree and is also a Certified Professional Forensic Accountant (CPFAcct), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Mr. Daniel Jacob - Plant Manager (Ag.)
Mr. Daniel Jacob is currently Plant Manager (Ag.). Mr. Jacob started his career in the electricity industry in the year 1974 as an Apprentice. In 1979, he became a permanent employee with the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission as a Telecommunications Technician. He was later appointed to the position of Instrumentation Technician at the Point Lisas Power Station on 1st January, 1984, and in 1994, with the establishment of PowerGen, he became a part of the PowerGen family in the Maintenance Department at the Point Lisas Power Station as an Instrumentation Supervisor.
Mr. Jacob quickly advanced his career using the work-study method and was promoted in 2011 to the position of Senior Engineer – Generation Planning. From 2016 to 2017, he provided yeoman service to PowerGen as the Senior Engineer assigned to lead and execute the Flange to Flange Project at the Penal Power Station. In 2017, he was again promoted to the position of Operations Manager at the Point Lisas Power Station. Mr. Jacob believes in lifelong learning and in 2017 started his Executive Master in Business Administration degree at the University of the West Indies.
Mr. Jacob’s hobbies include aviation, photography and playing golf.