Patricia Ghany, president of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), has been selected to the Board of Directors of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA).
Ghany, who is also the Chief Financial Officer of Esau Oilfield Supplies Company Limited, highlighted the benefits to Trinidad and Tobago on her appointment.
In a press release issued by AMCHAM T&T, she said, “I am very humbled to have been elected to serve on the AACCLA Board. My different roles at AMCHAM T&T have allowed me to grow both professionally and personally and I will bring the same passion, commitment and enthusiasm in my new role on the board of AACCLA.”
She said, “Historically AMCHAM T&T has had a very supportive and productive relationship with AACCLA which I do hope to build on while serving on the board. This appointment will position T&T to have a much stronger voice outlining the opportunities for trade and investment in T&T with our partners in the western hemisphere and particularly with the US Chamber of Commerce, which is the largest business federation in the world. In this new role, I want to continue the work we started at AMCHAM T&T which has been to create an attractive business environment in T&T that will widen the investment opportunities, increase our local talent pool and improve the quality of lives for all citizens.”
Nirad Tewarie, Chief Executive Officer of AMCHAM T&T, who was also re-elected to the AACCLA board also congratulated Ghany on her appointment.
“Patricia’s appointment is another glowing example of AMCHAM T&T’s reach and influence across the hemisphere to continue the advocacy for increase investment and trade between the Caribbean and the Americas. Her stewardship as President of AMCHAM T&T has been nothing short of transformative, resilient and collaborative in the way we reach out to members, the advocacy positions we take, and how we continue to build an organization that remains viable and engaging to members. She will definitely be a huge asset to AACCLA and to our nation on this prestigious board.”
Ghany who is currently serving in her third term as President of AMCHAM T&T is also the fourth AMCHAM T&T executive to be elected to AACCLA’s board.
Nicholas Galt, chairman of Trinidad Systems Limited, held the post of chairman of the board in 2013, and presently serves as Chairman Emeritus, while former AMCHAM T&T president, Ravi Suryadevara served on the board until October 6, 2020. Tewarie has been serving on the board since 2018
AACCLA is an independent, non-profit, business organisation based in 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organisation’s primary objective is to promote trade and investment between their countries and the United States. The 24 AMCHAMs in the region represent over 20,000 U.S. and local companies and executives representing over 80% of U.S. investment in the region.