Mr Charles Bobb-Semple is an accomplished, results-driven professional with notable success directing and project leading a broad range of corporate ICT systems initiatives while participating in planning, analysis and implementation of solutions in support of business objectives. With more than nineteen years of ICT experience, he is a certified project management professional who acquired two Masters degrees, an MBA in Business and an MSc in Computer Science.
Mr Bobb-Semple has a distinguished career spanning organisational restructuring, project management, software development, systems re-engineering, database design and administration. His track record of leadership, sector knowledge and practical experience is vital in helping the organization to achieve its objectives.
Deputy CEO (Ag.)
Mr. Sherwin Ragoonanan has an extensive career in IT, spanning almost two decades in both the private and public sectors. He has held positions in Electrical Engineering, Project Management, Account Management, and ICT Infrastructure Solutions, Service Delivery Management and Support. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a certified Project Management Professional.
He is a member of the international professional organisation, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) with membership in the Communications Society (ComSoc) and participation in the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation (ISA) Society.
Mr. Ragoonanan has been consistently and actively involved in the shaping of the national ICT landscape through his engagements in the space ranging from policy development, infrastructure and application design, procurement, solution implementation, systems management and support. He has also been a representative in key panel discussions such as the Arthur Lok Jack’s World Economic Forum on the Global IT Report.
He is committed and passionate about driving the national ICT agenda with a strong conviction that the effective use of ICT will be the catalyst for a better future for our country.
Mr Sherwyn Cambridge has been with the Project Management Office at iGovTT from its inception in 2009. He has overseen the successful provision of project management to numerous projects, including TT Bizlink, the well-regarded ICT-based trade facilitation system.
A graduate from Andrews University, Michigan (MBA, Management BSc Computer Information Systems) Mr Cambridge is also PMP Certified and has an eGovernment Certificate. He has worked in New York, Guyana and Barbados before joining the Ministry of Public Administration in 2005. His experience from 2005 to present spans from the conceptualisation and development of ICT policy and business plans to managing the implementation of enterprise wide projects.
Mr Edson Eastmond has more than thirty-five years of work experience within the telecommunications, automotive, public transport, tertiary education, customer service and ICT industries. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Marketing from the Heriot-Watt University, a Masters of Science degree in Customer Service Management from the University of Leicester and an advanced diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Executives.
At present, he is charged with the responsibility for the growth and development of the ttconnect unit. The value proposition of ttconnect is seen in citizens increasingly maximizing the accessibility of Government services and information which is made a reality through the use of the ttconnect channels. Mr Eastmond is also the holder of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, has completed Levels 1A and 1B in Spanish from the University of the West Indies, Centre for Language Learning and also completed the Certificate in Project Management Body of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute.
Head, Finance & Administration
Ms Christine Ferreira is a Chartered Accountant (CPA) with over two decades of experience in the industry. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies. Ms Ferreira began her career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse and later worked as Senior Vice President and Financial Controller at a major construction company in Barbados. She spent the last 18 years in private consultancy, enabling strategic, financial, and operational initiatives of businesses.
An entrepreneur at heart, she has been committed to promoting regional tourism, co-conceptualizing and building the regional lifestyle brand Island Life, while establishing Island Life magazine as the premier lifestyle publication in the Caribbean. She was responsible for transitioning the magazine into an app, providing advertisers with the cutting edge power of digital advertising in this new mobile communication era. Over the years, she has been a producer of four regional lifestyle television series and co-producer of the regional trade show, Habitat Caribbean. At iGovTT, Ms Ferreira is the Head of Finance and Administration, charged with the responsibility of providing leadership and direction to the organisation’s financial and general administrative activities.
Mrs. Neeala Maharaj-Racha has over 25 years’ experience within the industry including 10 years with a Top Fortune 100 company. Her experience has ranged from being part of an entrepreneurial organization, to public sector and finally international organizations. She brings a wealth of skills acquired across a multitude of roles including software engineering/architect, service delivery account manager and solutions sales. During her tenure at Microsoft she has had the opportunity to work across public and private sector institutions across the entire Caribbean territory covering a wide range of verticals and industries. She thrives on assisting customers to become competitive at a global scale and advancing their digital strategy, adoption, efficiencies and maturity.
Neeala is now committed towards ensuring that her strengths and experience can be adapted towards accelerating the growth of the Consulting Division at iGovTT.
Corporate Secretariat /Legal
Ms Janet Peters is an attorney-at-law with in excess of 15 years’ experience in law and Corporate Secretarial duties. She currently serves as the Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and heads the Legal function at iGovTT.
In her capacity as Corporate Secretary/Legal functionary, Ms Peters also has responsibility for ensuring that the Company is in compliance with its statutory and regulatory requirements and is also one of the company’s contacts for requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
She is passionate about corporate governance and to this end has assisted in the development of the corporate governance framework for the company as well as provided training to staff in this area. In addition to her qualifications in law, she is the holder of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.