Executive Management
Meet Our Executive Management Team
Executive Management
A. Norman Sabga LLD (Hon.) UWI; (h.c.) UTT
Executive Chairman
Mr. A. Norman Sabga, LLD (Hon.) UWI; (h.c.) UTT holds the esteemed position of the Executive Chairman of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies and Patron of the Anthony N, Sabga Awards - Caribbean Excellence. Mr. Sabga attended Red Rice College, England, and Fordham University in New York, USA and on return to Trinidad embarked on a business career at Standard Distributors Limited until 1979. He has served as Chairman of several companies throughout the Group, including Caribbean Development Company Limited, Alstons Marketing Company Limited and ANSA McAL Enterprises Limited. In 1986, Mr. Sabga was appointed Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited and Deputy Chairman in 1992. In 1996, Mr, Sabga assumed the role of Group Chief Executive Officer and in 2000 was appointed Group Chairman when his father, the late Dr. Anthony N, Sabga, ORTT, Chairman Emeritus retired, In recognition of his exceptional achievement in business, Mr. A. Norman Sabga was the recipient of a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2015, History was created at UWI as it was the first time that honorary doctorates were conferred to a father and son. He was also awarded a second honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Trinidad and Tobago in 2019. Mr. Sabga held the role of Chairman of the ANSA McAL Foundation from 2017 to 2020 and currently serves as the Chairman of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited.
Anthony N. Sabga III
Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Anthony N. Sabga III holds the position of Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ANSA McAL Limited since 2020 and Chairman of Beverage Sector from 2016. In 2018, Mr. Sabga was appointed as a Director of the Board of ANSA McAL Limited. Mr.Sabga holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from City University and a Masters in International Business Administration from Regents Business School, United Kingdom. In 2001, Mr. Sabga started his early career at Trinidad Publishing Company (now known as Guardian Media Limited) as Promotions and Circulations Manager. In 2003, he was appointed as the Executive at ANSA McAL's Head Office with the focus on Strategic Development of the Group's IT Infrastructure and the development and implementation of the Group's Balanced Score Card and Strategic Management Frameworks. Mr. Sabga's career included diverse portfolios as General Manager at Classic Motors and President of Carib Beer USA. As Group CEO, Mr. Sabga is accountable for the leadership of the Group's Executive Team in providing long-term strategic vision to maintain the Group's competitiveness and sustainability, while expanding and diversifying the business portfolio and geographic reach to ensure the agility necessary to embrace and respond to the business opportunities in the region and globally.
Frances Bain-Cumberbatch
Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer
An Attorney-at-Law, Frances Bain-Cumberbatch is the Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer of the ANSA McAL Group. Prior to joining the Group, Frances worked at J.D. Sellier & Co. as an Advocate Attorney-at-Law. She gained invaluable practical knowledge and experience in several areas of law including Intellectual Property, Corporate/ Commercial and Industrial Relations. She holds a BA Double Major in French and Spanish from UWI, St. Augustine, a LLB from University of London and a Legal Education Certificate from the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School.
Nicholas Jackman
Group Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Nicholas Jackman is the Group Chief Financial Officer. He also holds several subsidiary board directorships within the Group. Mr Jackman joined ANSA McAL in 2012 and previously held the role of Head of Business Development, where he was responsible for all mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and minority stake investments. Most notably, he oversaw the Group’s acquisitions of Berger Paints Caribbean and Bank of Baroda Trinidad & Tobago. Prior to ANSA McAL, Mr. Jackman held the role of Senior Associate – Mergers & Acquisitions at Credit Suisse New York, where he advised on acquisitions & integrations, capital raising and restructuring for financial sponsors (private equity clients), midstream and upstream master limited partnerships (MLPs) and renewable energy sectors. He was also Business Development Manager – Latin America at Baker Hughes Inc. during his eight-year career there. Mr. Jackman holds a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and a BSc. (Hons) in Chemical & Process Engineering from The University of the West Indies.
Adam N. Sabga
Group Chief Performance Officer
Mr. Adam N. Sabga serves as the Group Chief Performance Officer for ANSA McAL Limited. In this capacity, he holds oversight and overall responsibility for advancing the Group's current performance and 2X agenda. His multifaceted role encompasses the design and implementation of processes aimed at optimizing the Group’s performance growth agenda. Furthermore, Adam actively spearheads value creation projects, provides crucial support for new market entries, and formulates and implements business strategies geared towards elevating our Group’s profitability. Adam's career within the Group has seen him in key senior positions, including Sector Head – Construction, Managing Director of Standards Distributors Limited & Standards Distributors (Barbados) Limited and General Manager of Abel Building Solutions. He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies and an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. Adam is a past Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) and the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association (TTCA). He also serves as The Chairman of Berger Paints Jamaica Limited, which is a publicly traded entity on the Jamaican Stock Exchange.
Miles Baker
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Miles Baker is Group Chief Strategy Officer with the responsibility of building and executing the strategic agenda of the Group. Mr. Baker holds a BSc from the University College Cardiff. His vast consultancy experience started in 1998 and comes with multiple global experiences, having worked in 37 countries for 53 different multi-national business operations. In 2016 Mr. Baker worked at ANSA McAL’s Group Head Office to support the delivery of subsidiary growth projects. In 2017 he contributed to the Beverage Sector as part of the Sector’s Transformation programme. Prior to returning to the Group he was CEO and Managing Director of 1.618 Ratio Consulting Ltd., a top leadership and implementation professional service agency. In 2021 Mr. Baker was appointed as an advisor to Group CEO on the Utilities Council in the Manufacturing Sector.
Ian C. Galt
Group Chief Information Officer
Mr. Ian C. Galt is the Group Chief Information Officer of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. Ian leads the strategy for the Group in creating value through technology, and is responsible for the management, implementation and usability of information and computer technologies. Mr. Galt is an extensively qualified professional within the ICT and Telecommunications Sectors, with over 40 years of knowledge and experience. He has worked extensively in the UK and Europe for over ten years in addition to having extensive experience working and living in multiple Caribbean locations. Prior to his return to the ANSA McAL Group, Mr. Galt served as General Manager of Enterprise business at TSTT and has spent the last 27 years working for multinational ICT/Telecommunication companies. These include Digicel Central America and the Caribbean, Cable and Wireless PLC, and Fujitsu. Ian previously held the position of Group Chief Information Officer and Services Sector Head in the ANSA McAL Group, during the period 2013 to 2017. He also sits on the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce and is a Committee member of the Trinidad and Tobago IFC (FinTech) Company.
Amy Lazzari
Chief Human Resource Officer
Ms. Amy Lazzari has been appointed as ANSA McAL’s Chief Human Resource Officer, effective April 19, 2021. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the Group. Her focus is on talent and succession planning with oversight of the Group’s Human Resources and Employee Relations/Industrial Relations functions. From 2010 to 2016, Amy held successive HR positions in the Group with responsibility for Change Management, transformation and talent. Before re-joining the group, she most recently held the role of Senior HR Business Partner at British American Tobacco, with responsibility for the Caribbean regional HR agendas. Ms Lazzari began her HR career with ten years work experience in Canada, with various multi-national organizations and has also served on the Boards of the TTMA and Standards Distributors Ltd.
Jean-Marc Mouttet
Automotive Sector Head
Mr. Jean-Marc Mouttet is currently in the role of Automotive Sector Head. A seasoned business professional with a proven track record, Mr. Mouttet brings extensive experience in General Management and Commercial Development to this pivotal position. Prior to joining ANSA McAL, he was at Unilever Caribbean Limited (UCL) in 2019, quickly ascended to the role of Managing Director in 2020. During his tenure, he played a crucial role in orchestrating the strategic transformation of local operations, steering the company towards a future-fit growth model. His expertise lies in delivering sustainable growth through strategic brand and consumer marketing, sales and customer development, and the establishment of high-performance teams. Mr. Mouttet's wealth of experience extends to regional leadership roles at Unilever Caribbean, Nestle Caribbean, as well as in regional distribution and FMCG companies. His successful management of businesses and the cultivation of global and local brands spans across the English, Dutch, and Spanish Caribbean. Holding a BSc Degree in Marketing, Mr. Mouttet has cultivated his professional journey in diverse locales, including Trinidad, Dominican Republic, and Malta.
Peter Hall
Beverage, Sector Head
Mr. Peter J. Hall is the Sector Head of Beverage with the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. Prior to his current role, Peter was President of Dean & DeLuca Consumer Brands in New York. This followed a decade with HEINEKEN which included roles as General Manager of License Markets and SVP of Sales and Marketing for the Americas Region. He has also worked with Treasury Wine Estates (Beringer), Diageo and Marakon Associates. Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Melbourne and Master’s from Cambridge University, England.
Fazal Arman
Distribution, Sector Head
Mr. Fazal Arman is currently Sector Head of Distribution with the ANSA McAL Group of Companies. He is also on the Boards of Alstons Marketing Co. Ltd., ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd., ANSA McAL Trading (Guyana) Limited, Bryden Stokes Ltd., and Tobago Marketing Company. Mr. Arman has over 25 years’ experience in distribution, sales and marketing. Prior to joining the Group, he was a Senior Multinational Executive at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for the Caribbean markets. Mr. Arman has a BSc in Industrial Management from the University of the West Indies.
Andy Mahadeo
Chemicals, Sector Head
Mr. Andy Mahadeo is currently the Sector Head for our Chemicals Sector. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and a member of both the Association of Professional Engineers and the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago. He started his professional career in the Energy sector working for both local and international oil service companies before joining the ANSA McAL Group in 1994. During his time with ANSA McAL, Andy successfully progressed through the ranks of Maintenance Engineer to Operations Manager and then on to Managing Director of ANSA McAL Chemicals Ltd. Throughout his career, he has been able to consistently demonstrate the creativity, energy, passion and focus on people basics that are the hallmarks of the Group’s core values.
David Hadeed
Packaging, Sector Head
Mr. David Hadeed is currently the Sector Head of the Packaging Sector. He previously held the position of Managing Director of Carib Glassworks Limited (CGL) for the 10 years. In 2021, CGL merged with ANSA Polymer to form ANSA Packaging – one of the region’s largest packaging manufacturers. Mr Hadeed has served as Managing Director of ANSA Packaging since the merger. He joined the ANSA McAL Group in 1997 and has held several positions in the Manufacturing, Beverage, Financial Services and Distribution sectors. Mr. Hadeed has also served as a Director on the Boards of Carib Brewery (St Kitts & Nevis) Ltd., ANSA McAL Trading Ltd. (Guyana), Stokes & Bynoe (Barbados), DCI Miami Inc, ANSA McAL (US) Inc., Carib Glassworks Ltd and ANSA Polymer Ltd. Mr. David Hadeed is the holder of a B.Sc. in Business Administration with specializations in Marketing and Finance from Boston University, as well as an MBA from the University of Miami.
Christian Llanos
Construction, Sector Head
Mr. Christian Llanos is currently the Sector Head for the Construction Sector. He assumes a pivotal leadership role with responsibilities that encompass multiple subsidiaries, including Abel Building Solutions (ABS), ANSA Building Solutions Guyana (ABSG), ANSA Coatings Limited, (ACL), Berger Paints Barbados Ltd (BPBL), Berger Paints Jamaica Limited (BDJL) and Sissons Paints Grenada Limited (SPGL). Christian is a seasoned professional with a remarkable career trajectory, spanning nearly three decades. Having worked through the ranks at Nestle for close to 18 years, he joined the ANSA McAL Group as the Managing Director of ANSA Coatings Limited, where he exhibited exceptional leadership qualities and contributed significantly to the company’s success. He has held various roles, most recently as the Head of Finance and Supply Chain in the Construction Sector. With his charismatic and people-centred leadership style, combined with his unwavering commitment to business profitability, Christian’s thrust is towards contributing significantly to the continued growth and prosperity of the Construction Sector.
Joseph Rahael
Managing Director, Real Estate
Mr. Joseph Rahael is the Managing Director – Real Estate at ANSA McAL Limited. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, the role represents a critical addition to the Group’s Executive Leadership team, with specific focus on the real estate and properties portfolios. After graduating from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rahael worked extensively in the field of real estate development, gaining twenty-five (25) years’ experience in both real estate development and property management, locally and regionally. Joseph joined Amera Caribbean Development Limited in 2002, and as Managing Director, had key responsibility for the planning and completion of some major development projects inclusive of: Price Plaza Chaguanas, South Park, The Renaissance at Shorelands, and Briar Place, St Clair. Since 2017, he has been an Independent Real Estate Developer and Consultant, providing consultancy and advisory services on real estate opportunities within Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Mr. Rahael has overall responsibility and accountability for the operation and management of the ANSA McAL Real Estate division.
Gerhard Pettier
AG. Managing Director, Guardian Media Limited
Mr. Gerhard Pettier is currently in the position of acting Managing Director for Guardian Media limited. He has been with GML since June 2021 in the role of Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Secretary, and in January 2023 he took on the additional management of GML’s Traffic Department. As part of the leadership team, he has been fully involved in charting the strategic direction and commercial projects of the Company. Gerhard holds a BSc Accounting from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, is a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Trinidad & Tobago. He has twenty-five years of progressive experience in Financial and Risk Management and has worked in ANSA McAL for over fourteen years in senior roles within the Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Distribution and Media Sectors.
Ian De Souza
Managing Director - ANSA Merchant Bank
Mr. Ian Ronald De Souza is currently the Managing Director of ANSA Merchant Bank Limited. He is entrusted with the management of daily operations and the leadership of the executive team, aimed at executing both strategic and operational objectives. With an extensive career spanning over 35 years in the banking sector, Mr. De Souza brings a wealth of progressive experience. His distinguished tenure at the Republic Bank Group culminated in his retirement in October 2017, having served as Executive Director and Managing Director of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited. Throughout his career there, he held key executive positions such as General Manager - Risk Management, General Manager - Corporate and Investment Banking, President - Republic Bank (DR) S.A. in the Dominican Republic and Managing Director - Republic Finance & Merchant Bank Limited (FINCOR). Post-retirement, Mr. De Souza assumed pivotal roles at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Serving as Executive Director and CEO of the Cave Hill School of Business and Management, he also took on the mantle of Professor of Practice, Banking and Finance, within the Department of Management Studies. In subsequent ventures, Mr. De Souza founded Advice Financial Co. Ltd, an advisory practice specializing in corporate finance, debt management, and corporate turnarounds. Notably, in his capacity as Consultant and Project Lead, he played a crucial role in successfully overseeing Republic Bank’s acquisition of Scotiabank’s operations in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Maarten, and the British Virgin Islands. Additionally, he spearheaded the restructuring and reorganization of CAPITA Financial Services Inc. Mr. De Souza's academic qualifications include a BSc. in Economics, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management, and an Executive MBA from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, and holds certifications in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. Furthermore, he is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
Musa Ibrahim
Managing Director – TATIL & TATIL Life
Mr. M. Musa Ibrahim oversees all the ANSA McAL Limited Group’s P&C, Life Insurance and Reinsurance business operations in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and St. Lucia. Musa joined the ANSA McAL Limited Group in 2003 in ANSA Merchant Bank Limited (AMBL) as Chief Financial Officer. In 2006, he left Banking as Finance Director and moved into the Insurance Sector as Executive Director of Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL) and was simultaneously appointed to the Board of TATIL Life Assurance Limited (TATIL Life). He was appointed as Managing Director TATIL in 2011 and was then appointed Managing Director of both TATIL and TATIL LIFE in 2021. Over the past three years, TATIL has expanded its footprint in both Barbados and Trinidad, having acquired Trident Insurance Company Ltd. in Barbados in 2021 and acquired COLFIRE in 2023. Musa has built a solid 27 year career entirely in the Financial Services Sector of Trinidad & Tobago specialising in P&C, Life Insurance and Merchant banking. In addition to sitting on the Boards of the companies he heads, Musa holds many Directorship positions. He also oversees the TATIL and TATIL LIFE’s major sustainability initiative focusing on “People and Communities” under the banner Diabetes: A Family Concern.
Kathleen Galy
AG. Managing Director – ANSA Bank Limited
Mrs. Galy began her banking career more than 20 years ago at Credit Suisse First Boston in Miami having gained a BA in Economics from the University of Texas. She joined ANSA Merchant Bank (AMBL) in 2003, heading the lending portfolio, and managing the marketing and corporate communications for the Financial Services Sector. She spent 15 years at AMBL, for 14 of which she was an Executive Board member. In 2008 she was appointed a director at ANSA Motors. After completing her Executive MBA at Arthur Lok Jack School of Business, she was appointed Managing Director of Standard Distributors in 2017. Mrs Galy joined the new ANSA Bank as Head of Retail and Commercial Banking and is a founding member of the ANSA Bank board. In June 2022 she rose from her role as Head of Retail and Commercial Lending at ANSA Bank to Acting Managing Director. Mrs Galy is passionate about helping her customers solve their life challenges.
Nicholas Sabga
Managing Director – Standard Distributors Limited
Mr. Nicholas Sabga, with an LLB Honours degree from Newcastle University and an EMBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, currently serves as Managing Director at Standard Distributors Ltd (SDL). With over a decade of experience at the company, notably within the Media Sector from 2011 to 2018, he specializes in brand development and product expansion, having driven growth for various media brands and achieved operational excellence at Guardian Media Ltd (GML). In his recent role as Head of Digital Transformation from 2020 to 2022, Mr. Sabga played a pivotal role in developing the Customer Centricity Model, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive Digitization Strategy to enhance digital capabilities across Group businesses.