The board of directors of Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd (e TecK) has appointed Robert Salandy as president of e TecK effective August 1.
He replaces Kelvin Mahabir who left e TecK in June and is now chief executive at National Flour Mills.
A former member of e TecK’s board, Salandy brings to the organisation over 35 years of experience in infrastructure development, project management, conflict resolution, contract negotiation, procurement and knowledge of state financial regulations, e TecK said in a statement yesterday.
As the director of Engineering at the Ministry of Food Production, Salandy was responsible for planning and guiding the execution of all major infrastructure programmes of the ministry. He has also served on several Cabinet inter-ministerial committees focusing on formulation of policies and strategies for water resources as well as a Board member of a number of state enterprises.
A graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Salandy is the holder of a Master’s degree in Water Management (distinction) from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands, where he was the recipient of a Dutch Fellowship, e TecK said.
“e TecK is a special purpose state enterprise under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications. We manage 19 Light Industrial Parks and Hotel assets on behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Our mandate focuses on asset management, development and the facilitation of economic zones,” e TecK said.