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management structure




The Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Institute is governed by a Board of Governors which has executive oversight of the Institute.  

Board of  Governors



Robert Trestrail

Chairman-TTII Board of Governors

Robert Trestrail was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Trinidad and Tobago Operations of Sagicor Life Inc. with effect from January 1, 2007. He joined Sagicor Life Inc on May 1, 2001, as an Assistant Vice President – Administration, and became a member of the Senior Management Team of the Trinidad and Tobago Branch operations. He has since been responsible for general branch administration and administration of the Investment Portfolio. He was promoted to the post of Vice President– Administration in 2004, and became Executive Vice President and General Manager Designate on May 1, 2006. He brings several years of Commercial Banking experience to this position, and holds a Bachelor of Arts with an Economics major from the University of Ontario.



Gina Samaroo

Mrs. Samaroo is currently a Director on the Board for the Insurance Brokers’ Association of Trinidad & Tobago. She is no stranger to the Industry with over fifteen (15) years experience and is the Managing Director of Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Consultants Limited. She is also the holder of an MA in Geography, BA in Geography and Cert CII. Mrs. Samaroo also serves on five corporate Boards.



Theophilus Francis

Founder of Pioneer Insurance Claims Services Company Limited, is now Executive Adjuster with Axis (Eastern Caribbean), Mr. Francis is also the current President of Association for the Caribbean Commonwealth Loss Adjustors (ACCLA). He has been practicing for the past 43 years and his involvement in loss adjusting in particular formally began in 1972 when he joined one of the major indigenous adjusting firms in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to local training, he also attended the College of Insurance in the UK. He has worked throughout the Caribbean from Guyana on the South American mainland, through Colombia in the west to the Bahamas in the north-west and has been involved in the management of hurricane catastrophes for the last two decades.


Anand Pascal

Anand Pascal is currently the President of Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited. He was appointed to the position on 1st January 2014. Prior to this he was the Chief Operating Officer and held this position from October 2009 to December 2013. Anand has over 20 years insurance industry experience starting as an auditor with Price Waterhouse in 1992, where his primary clients were in the life and general insurance industry. He is currently a director of Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited, ATTIC and the Insurance Association of the Caribbean Inc. (IAC). Anand is a fellow of the ACCA and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago.



Musa Ibrahim

Musa Ibrahim is currently the Managing Director of TATIL. He is ACCA certified and has specialized in the Financial Services Industry for 20 years. He also currently serves on a number of Boards such as Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Institute, Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC) where he is also Chairman of the Training & Education Arm of the IAC. Additionally, Musa is the current Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ansa Automotive. He has worked for market leading organisations in the financial sector and has held top level positions inclusive of CFO, Finance Director and Executive Director.








Mr. Romany is currently the President of Guardian General Insurance Limited (GGIL) and serves as a Director on many boards within the Guardian Group and other regional bodies. He was appointed to this position in 2018. Prior to this, he served as Group Chief Risk Officer for Guardian Holdings Limited. Among his many roles within the Guardian Group included a number of executive positions. Mr. Romany has over thirty (30) years of industry experience starting as a Technical Advisor at Caribbean Home Insurance Company Limited. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII).




The Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Institute is managed by a Council of Trustees.  The Council is conscious of the fact that the organization has an important role to play in the advancement of the local Insurance Industry and is committed to developing the Institute.  


Edweena Newallo-Dottin

President - TTII Council of Trustees

Edweena Newallo-Dottin's experience in the insurance industry is vast. Over her plus 30 years in the industry, she has worked both in the technical and administrative parts of the business, including human resources, property management, marketing and operations. Mrs Newallo-Dottin, who is a member of the management team of Maritime General Insurance Co Limited, has served on the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Institute's Council of Trustees since 1995 and took over its presidency in 2014. She currently sits on the Boards of the Association of Insurance Institutes of the Caribbean and the Joint Secretariat Corporation.

Mrs Newallo-Dottin has served on several governmental and non-profit boards and was a member the Chartered Insurance Institute. She has had extensive training both locally and overseas, the most recent being at the Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO) in Beijing, China.