Anand Ragbir, a vice president at National Gas Company (NGC), is the new chairman of Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (eTecK). The decision to support the appointment was made on Tuesday.In an interview on Wednesday at a stakeholders meeting and engagement dinner for the regional Cariforum/EU representatives at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain, Ragbir said first on his agenda is to identify and maintain the clear demarcation and mandate between eTecK and InvesTT.
The stakeholders meeting and dinner was hosted by the Ministry of Trade as part of the 2nd Cariforum/EU Parliamentry meeting, which ended yesterday.Ragbir said in the past the two entities have shared a chairman and interrelated objectives, but they have now been separated.Ragbir said another key issue he will be focusing on is optimising the available assets of eTecK, which including the parks, as well as possible investments in hotels.
"I would focus on putting mechanisms in place to optimise on the infrastructure that is already there and investments in other assets like hotels, etc."Ragbir, who was head of Finance at BP for approximately ten years, said he will draw from his wealth of experience working for multinational companies in the energy sector.Ragbir has been at NGC just over a year since leaving BP.
Commenting on what he brings to eTecK that will assist tha company in achieving its mandate successfully, he said: "I have worked with multinational companies all my career. I have spent most of my career in the oil and gas business and they hold very strongly to best practices in terms of performance and performance management."