Board of Directors 2019 - 2020
Mr. Glenn Mahabirsingh (President) is the General Manager, Operations, at Coosal’s Group of Companies. Mr. Mahabirsingh joined Coosal’s in 2012 and has twenty-one (21) years’ experience within the Construction Sector; the majority of his experience has been in Project Management, Construction Management and Contacts Administration.
Mr. Mahabirsingh holds a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of the West Indies. Prior to joining Coosal’s, Mr. Mahabirsingh held various management positions at eTecK, Home Construction Limited, West Atlantic Construction Co. Ltd and Vikab Engineering Consultants Limited.
Mr. Mahabirsingh has manage and delivered projects of a complex nature spanning various economic sectors which includes large land developments, mass single and multi-family, high-rise housing, commercial and retail shopping facilities, water transmission and distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities, bridges, roads, light manufacturing facilities, schools and a hotel facility. Over a cumulative period of six (6) years he has served actively in the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association (TTCA) both in the capacity of Director and Vice President.
Mr. Rodney Cowan (Vice President), a former student of Presentation College (San Fernando) continued his education at the University of the West Indies with a BSc. in Management, followed by a Masters of Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University.
Mr. Cowan has been employed with the Trinidad Cement Limited for over twenty years and the Marketing Manager from 2004 to present. Mr. Cowan is currently serving his third term as a Director on the board of the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association.
Mr. Hugh Schamber(Secretary/Treasurer) is the Managing Director of Weathershield Systems Caribbean Limited and has been in their employ since inception in 1994. Mr. Schamber, with 42 years construction industry experience, has worked throughout the Caribbean and Canada.
He was educated at the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta, both in Canada, and attained Canadian Carpentry Certification at both Provincial and National level. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Henley, UK and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Brunel University, UK.
Mr. Schamber also serves as a Director of NH International (Caribbean) Limited, the Sub-Contractors of Trinidad and Tobago and Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry.
Mr. Ramlogan Roopnarinesingh is the owner/Managing Director of Logan contracting & Transport Services Ltd, a company he formed thirty (30) years ago. Logan Contracting & Transport Services Ltd works in a wide range of projects in the construction sector.
Prior to establishing his own company, Mr. Roopnarinesingh worked with Bariod Ltd and then moved on to his father’s sawmill business. Watching his father interacting with clients left a lasting impression that would fuel his passion to one day start his own business. He finally started his own construction company in 1986. He provides oversight of every aspect of his company from business development to ensuring the continuing efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility of his organization.
He uses his knowledge, skills and experience to enhance the quality of his projects in order to ensure that he maintains his customers’ satisfaction.
Mr. Thomas Chanona has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, the last 30 years as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Kee-Chanona Limited. Mr. Chanona has steered KCL in the successful delivery of major projects in Trinidad and Tobago as well as in some territories of the Eastern Caribbean.
His specialties are Civil Engineering, Contract Administration and Construction/Project Management. He is well known within the industry as an executive who is proactive in problem solving, who strives continuously to improve the operational efficiency of the company.
Mr. Chanona is the holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies. He is a Registered Engineer with the Board of Engineering, a Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers and an Incorporated member with the Chartered Institute of Building.
Mrs. Deborah Costelloe is the CEO and co-founder of Lifetime Roofing Ltd. Under her leadership, Lifetime Roofing captured many international and local awards in the construction industry including Contractor of the Year in 2013, Best residential roofing project in 1998, and most innovative roofing solution in 1990.
Mrs Costelloe holds a BA in Science from McMaster University and BA in Education from University of Western Ontario. She is the secretary for the Industrial Estate Tennants Association and Chairman of the Calabash Foundation for the Arts. In addition she served as a Deputy Chairman of Chaguaramas Development Authority from 2012 - 2015 and is presently a steering committee member for the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative from 2014 - 2015.
Pаtrіеѕ Ramkaran is the founder and Managing Director of Ramkaran Contracting Services Limited; a company incorporated in 2005. Her educational experience includes her MSc in Entrерrеnеurіаl Mаnаgеmеnt, Bsc in Construction Project Management; BTEC National and Hіghеr National Dірlоmа in Construction and Civil Engineering respectively.
As a certified Project Management Professional, with over fifteen (15) years’ experience in the construction industry, she ѕеrved аt PETROTRIN, Mоuсhеl Pаrkmаn UK, CG Construction Sеrvісеѕ Limited and NIPDEC. Patries is a VVGrow Fellow with Vital Voices; an organization founded by Hilary Clinton to develop women leaders and fellow of the Cherie Blair Foundation for women.
In 2019, she created Home for Me; the first annual event in the Caribbean which empowers and educates aspiring home owners about the home ownership process.
She is guided by the ѕіmрlе рhіlоѕорhу оf “DREAM IT, OWN IT” whісh іѕ thе tіtlе of hеr fіrѕt book.
Mrs. Lisa Ramoutar is a Laboratory Manager and Civil Engineer at the Industrial Materials Unit of Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI). Mrs. Ramoutar joined CARIRI in 2009 and has 10 years experience in materials investigation and testing. She is passionate about proper use of materials to optimize use of our precious limited resources.
Prior to this she was a Civil Engineer at Geotech Associates Limited where she was involved in geotechnical investigations of several projects. A graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mrs. Ramoutar holds a MSc. in Civil Engineering and is a certified Walkway Safety Auditor and a Quality Auditor.