Monday, February 19, 2018

Patrick Watson is new SEC Chairman

University of the West Indies (UWI) professor and former senator Patrick Watson is the new chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC).

His appointment, which was announced yesterday, follows the resignation of Deborah Thomas-Felix who was recently appointed president of the Industrial Court of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Watson has been the director of UWI’s Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) and Professor of Applied Economics at the UWI, St Augustine campus for a number of years.

Additionally, he previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1995 to 2003, the TTSEC said in a statement.

He is the holder of a Master’s and a Doctoral degree in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Leeds.

Watson has served on the board of other state entities and was a government senator from June 2010-June 2011.