Meet our Directors
Executive Directors
Mr. A. Norman Sabga, LLD (Hon.) UWI; (h.c.) UTT

Executive Chairman,
ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Anthony N. Sabga III

Group Chief Executive Officer,
ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Teresa White

Chief Shared Services Officer,
ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Mr. A. Norman Sabga is the Group Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. He is the eldest son of the late Dr. Anthony N. Sabga and has two brothers and two sisters. He is married to Alma Sabga and has five children.

Mr. Sabga is part of the legacy of the ANSA McAL Group which was founded over one hundred and thirty years ago in 1881. The Group has operations that stretch from Florida to Guyana and is the largest and most diversified conglomerate in the Caribbean,

The Group is engaged in Manufacturing, Brewing, Packaging, Insurance, Finance and Merchant Banking, Media, Trading & Distribution, Retail, Real Estate Development, Shipping Services and in Automotive and Industrial Equipment. The Group employs approximately 6,000 people.

The ANSA McAL Group is traded on the T&T Stock Exchange and has a Market cap of 10.5 billion $TT at Dec 2017.

Having received his early education in Trinidad and Tobago at St. Andrew’s Private School and at Mount St. Benedict College, Norman Sabga then attended Red Rice College in the United Kingdom and Fordham University in the United States of America. Upon his return to Trinidad, he joined the family business working at Standard Distributors Limited. Over the years he served as Chairman, Managing Director and Director of several of the Group’s Companies. Through his career Norman Sabga has been actively associated with several business institutions in the fields of Trade and Industry.
In October 2015 the Executive Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies – Mr. A. Norman Sabga was the recipient of a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, from the University of the West Indies and was also awarded a second honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Trinidad and Tobago in October of 2019.

He holds firm to his conviction that determination to succeed and enthusiasm for embracing challenges are often the critical factors for success. Norman Sabga is unwavering in his adherence to the Group’s Core Values. He considers strategic planning, regular performance monitoring and integrity in the conduct of business, as absolute essentials, together with respect and reward for the views and accomplishments of his colleagues.

Norman Sabga maintains the commitment to continued social upliftment everywhere the Group operates and has preserved the legacy on which the ANSA McAL Foundation was established many years ago.

Anthony N Sabga III was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies in January 2020.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from City University, United Kingdom, in 2001, Anthony began his career with the Group as the Promotions and Circulations Manager at Trinidad Publishing Company (now Guardian Media Ltd).

In 2002, Mr. Sabga III returned to the United Kingdom to pursue a Masters in International Business Administration at Regents Business School, which he completed in 2003.

His return to Trinidad and Tobago signalled his extraordinary commitment to the Group. Anthony took up the role as an Executive at ANSA McAL’s Head Office in Port of Spain and was responsible for Strategic Development of the Group’s IT Infrastructure, as well as the introduction of Strategic Management Frameworks. He went on to hold positions of General Manager at Classic Motors and President of Carib Beer, USA.

Anthony returned to ANSA McAL’s Head Office in 2010 and assumed the role as Head of Group Business Development, where he was instrumental in successfully directing the Corporate Development agenda.

In 2018, Mr. Sabga III served as Beverage Sector Head of the Group and has since served as the Chairman of the Caribbean Development Company, Champ Fleurs, Trinidad.

Mr Sabga III has held several directorships both within and external to the ANSA McAL Group, namely, ANSA McAL Ltd, ANSA McAL Barbados, Anthony N. Sabga Ltd, Carib Brewery, Caribbean Development Company, Indian River Brewing Company, Carib Brewery (St Kitts) Ltd., Carib Brewery (Grenada) Ltd. ANSA McAL US Inc., ANSA Motors, Guardian Media Ltd., The Heroes Foundation and Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.

Teresa White is the Chief Shared Services Officer for the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. Ms. White has extensive experience of strategic human resource management, organisational transformation and change management. She joined the Group’s Parent Board of Directors on June 15th, 2007 as a Non-Executive Director and in January 2011 she assumed the Executive role of Group HR Director until March 2021. In the 10 years prior to this, she successfully led her own independent regional consulting practice and her client base spanned the energy, financial, professional services and telecommunication sectors. Ms. White has a BA (Hons) in Politics from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London.

Non Executive Directors
David B. Sabga

Deputy Chairman,
ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Andrew N. Sabga

Group Deputy Chairman,
ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Ray A. Sumairsingh

ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Larry Howai

ANSA McAL Group of Companies

David B. Sabga is Deputy Chairman of ANSA McAL Limited. He is also a member of the Executive Committee. He holds a BA (Economics) from Windsor University, Canada. David previously held Chairmanships at Standard Equipment, Crown Industries Limited and Farmhouse Industries prior to joining the Group in 1988.

Andrew Sabga is the Group Deputy Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies and the Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Parent Board and ANSA McAL Barbados. He was the CEO of the ANSA McAL Group from August 2017 to December 2019 and Beverage Sector Head from May 2007 to November 2015. In March 2020 Mr. Andrew Sabga took over the chairmanship of the ANSA McAL Foundation from his brother, Mr Norman Sabga, who remains the patron of the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. He has over 25 years of industry experience in the Manufacturing Sector of the Group, having previously held senior managerial positions and directorships at CARIB Brewery Limited, CARIB Glassworks Limited, Caribbean Development Co. Limited and Trinidad Match Limited. Mr. Sabga was the former Chairman of Alstons Marketing Co. Limited, Caribbean Development Co. Limited, CARIB Brewery Limited, Grenada Breweries Limited, CARIB Brewery (St. Kitts & Nevis) Limited, DCI Miami, ANSA McAL (US) Inc and CARIB Glassworks Limited. He is a Director of ANSA McAL Limited and was the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce from 2011 to 2013. He holds an MBA, Marketing from the University of Miami and a B.Sc. in Business Administration (Marketing/Finance) from Boston University.

Ray A. Sumairsingh became a Chartered Banker (ACIB) in 1975, after completing studies in London, UK. In 1982, he achieved his MBA in Finance, while working in New York, USA. His early career covered banking in Trinidad and Tobago, London and Wall Street, NYC. His career continued in Life, Pensions, Property and Casualty Insurance for the next fifteen years. In his role as a Senior Executive in Insurance, he also served as a Director of the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) for over twenty years, as well as President for four (4) separate terms. He also served on the Board of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC) for several years, including two (2) years as President. In 2000, he joined the ANSA McAL Group and holds several directorships in the ANSA McAL Group, including the Parent Board since 2001. Mr. Sumairsingh has been a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange for the past eight (8) years and is currently serving his second term as Chairman.

Larry Howai is a former Minister of Finance and the Economy (July 2012 – September 2015) who has had a long and distinguished career in the financial services sector. Prior to joining the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Larry was Chief Executive Officer of the First Citizens Group, one of the largest financial institutions in the English speaking Caribbean. He is credited with having turned around the institution, which was a merger of three failed financial institutions, and converting it into one of the best rated financial institutions in the English speaking Caribbean. He served as Chairman of the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the National Energy Corporation and has held a number of other Board appointments in the financial services and energy sectors both locally and regionally. Mr. Howai was also the Special Services Advisor in the Financial Sector of the ANSA McAL Group and is currently a Director of ANSA McAL, ANSA Merchant Bank Ltd, Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL), TATIL Life Assurance Limited, Allied Hotels Limited and Allied Innkeepers Limited. He completed his BSc in Economics at the University of the West Indies in 1978, later qualified as a Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Howai was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the West Indies in 2010, and has also received the Award of Excellence, Caribbean Association of Indigenous Banks in 2008. He became an Honorary Fellow, Institute of Banking of Trinidad and Tobago in 2004 and was honoured as the Most Admired Chief Executive Officer in Trinidad and Tobago in 2003.

Independent Directors
Mark J. Morgan

ANSA McAL Group of Companies

Winston Singh


Krysta De Lima


Norman Christie


Vicki-Ann Assevero


Dr. Tonya Villafana


Mark J. Morgan joined the Firm – Fitzwilliam, Stone, Furness-Smith & Morgan as a Partner in 1986 and was appointed as Head of Litigation in 1998. He maintains a thriving litigation practice as an Advocate and appears before all the local Courts. He has also acted as an arbitrator in commercial disputes. Mark’s practice focuses on the business law aspects relating to the establishment and operation of large commercial and industrial undertakings in Trinidad and Tobago, ranging from Government negotiations, fiscal incentives, oil and gas transactions, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and taxation. Mark is an avid contributor to various legal publishers. He is a former correspondent for the Business Guardian and has published articles on tax for the Centre of Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria and on civil procedure in the Lawyer, the publication of the Trinidad and Tobago Law Association. He was also the consultant to the Trinidad and Tobago section of Carter-Ruck on Libel & Slander 4th ed. and has authored and co-authored articles on Trinidad and Tobago law for various other publications. He is listed in Band 1 of the Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mark holds an LLB from the University of Liverpool and attended the Inns of Court, School of Law (London) where he qualified as a Barrister.

ANSA McAL Limited was pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Winston Singh to its Board of Directors effective June 1, 2020.

Mr. Singh was recently appointed a Senior Director of LinkedIn Corp. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft) based in Sunnyvale, California. He leads a global organization that helps small and mid-size companies connect with their customers and advertise on LinkedIn.

Before LinkedIn, Mr. Singh spent almost 12 years at Google Inc.. As a director of sales strategy and operations at Google Inc., he led a global organization that helped businesses to grow by leveraging online marketing. Before joining Google, he spent a decade at various start-ups and ADP Inc., a Fortune 250 firm.

Mr. Singh holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing from the Indian School of Business, a M.Sc. in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey and a B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Winston grew up in Carapichaima and attended Presentation College in Chaguanas. He is an avid supporter of T&T and West Indies cricket.

Mr. Singh was also a member of the Board of Directors of Guardian Media Limited, a subsidiary of the ANSA McAL Group and a publicly listed company on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange from August 2017-June 2020 .

Ms. Krysta Behrens De Lima – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at NextDecade Corporation of Houston, Texas, is a practising transactional lawyer for more than 20 years.
Before NextDecade, Ms. De Lima was Senior Counsel with Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit in Houston. She was previously with the BG Group for twelve (12) years and was Vice President, Legal, advising on matters affecting the Group’s investment in Atlantic LNG, as well as the company’s major assets in Trinidad and Tobago. Ms De Lima was later appointed Chief of Staff of the Trinidad asset with BG Group where she advised on upstream, midstream and downstream projects and investments.
Prior to BG Group, Ms. De Lima worked in private practice at Arthur Anderson.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Kings College, London and a DESS in European Law and Maitrise in French Law from the Université of Paris.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. De Lima is qualified to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago, the British Virgin Islands, England, France and New York.

Mr. Norman Christie had an extraordinary career at BP for over thirty-four years, with his final assignment being that of Regional President, Mauritania and Senegal, from January 2020 to December 2020.

He was the former Regional President of BPTT from January 2011 to March 2018, as well as the joint Head of the Group Chief Executive’s Office from April 2018 to December 2019, based in London, United Kingdom.
Jamaican born Mr. Christie, has held several leadership roles including the positions of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Vice President Commercial & Markets, all at BP Trinidad and Tobago.

He joined Amoco in 1986 and following a series of financial roles at their headquarters in Chicago served in several commercial leadership roles for three years in Egypt. The end of his tenure in Egypt coincided with the merger of BP and Amoco in 1999.

Mr. Christie subsequently moved to BP’s headquarters in London within two years, to work with Mr Tony Hayward, Group Vice President for Finance, at that time.
His formal educational training has been in Finance, Strategy, Accounting and General Management.

Mr. Christie is a certified public accountant (Illinois) and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Ms. Vicki-Ann Assevero is the inaugural senior fellow for the Caribbean Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin American Centre. She is responsible for highlighting the critical issues and challenges in the Caribbean region for the Washington and global policy making communities, whilst simultaneously convening experts and stakeholders in providing solutions.

As a Senior Legal Counsel and Consultant on transactional mediation, Ms. Assevero has lived and worked in the United States, France and Africa, as an international lawyer, lobbyist and entrepreneur.

A former partner at Holland Knight, she represented multinational energy companies, international organisations and many developing countries, in their relations with international financial institutions and private investors.

Ms. Assevero is a Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, her alma mater. She received her Doctor of Law degree from Harvard Law School and graduated in 2010 with an LLM in sustainable development policy, from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Born in the US, but a true West Indian through her Jamaican and Trinidadian parentage, she founded The Green Market Santa Cruz in 2012, which the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) recognized in 2016 as an example of integrated sustainable development in practice.

Dr. Tonya Villafana, PhD, MPH holds the position of Vice President, Global Franchise Head, Infection Vaccines and Immune Therapies at AstraZeneca. Dr. Villafana works to explore potential new vaccines and drugs to prevent or to treat infectious diseases in the most vulnerable populations globally. She collaborates closely with external stakeholders at a global level, including public health organisations, regulatory authorities, and government representatives and healthcare policymakers on key development milestones from early development to launch of product.

Dr. Villafana’s PhD in immunology is from Weill Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and her MPH is from Harvard School of Public Health. She has twenty years of experience leading cross-functional drug and vaccine development teams, leading infectious disease vaccines (DNA, recombinant proteins, live attenuated) and monoclonal antibody programs. This includes but is not limited to, AZD1222 (ChAdOx1-S vaccine for SARS-CoV-2) and MEDI8897 (nirsevimab for respiratory syncytial virus). In addition, she drives product strategy and operational activities including executing development milestones, global regulatory filings (FDA, EMA, PMDA), global clinical development plans, and the design of Target Product Profiles (TPP).  This wealth of experience spans from utilizing scientific, public health, strategic and operational expertise to guiding the drug development process and to developing innovative solutions. Her acumen encompasses a deep understanding of policy framework for vaccine recommendations at global and country level and raising public (government) and private funding.

Dr. Villafana’s professional career is an accumulation of unique experience working with the WHO, the World Bank (as the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations Fellow, IFPMA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to address global health and pharmaceutical policy issues. Her global experience spans the US, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Africa, China.