The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute said yesterday it was deeply saddened by the untimely death of Karen de Montbrun, who served as vice-chair from June 2010 to May 2012, and expressed condolences to her family.
A statement from the organisation said she would be sorely missed and that she had a keen awareness of national issues, “and an unflinching commitment to the development of Trinidad and Tobago and to Transparency. She has made an invaluable contribution to Trinidad and Tobago.”
It added that she was “a prominent and much-loved and respected member of the business and civil society communities and a valued member of the Transparency Institute.
She brought to the Institute and to the Board a wealth of experience and expertise, a warm humanity, forthrightness and realism.
“During the course of her career in manufacturing, Mrs de Montbrun served two terms, in 2007 and 2008, as the first female president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association, she was the regional logistics manager of the Bermudez Biscuit Company and served as a member of the Business Development Company, now ExporTT.
Before that she worked at the Canadian High Commission and as a teacher at St Joseph’s Convent, her alma mater.”