Lincoln Derek Harrison is a seasoned Energy Sector professional having worked for over 25 years in Process Plant Management and Operations. Lincoln is a team builder with a strong HSEQ work culture and he brings his experience from working on several petrochemical projects.

Throughout his career Lincoln Harrison has developed and led successful groups which have built and implemented strategic plans and budgets for long term, safe, successful, profitable operations. He joined NP having over thirteen (13) years of experience in a technical role directly related to Process Plant operations in the Oil and Gas industry, having worked at companies such as Niquan Energy Trinidad Limited, World GTL Trinidad Limited, and Methanex Trinidad Limited.

Lincoln Harrison is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds a BSc. in Natural Sciences. Lincoln also possesses certifications in OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Incident Command System; Distributed Control System; Effective Plant Operator Best Practices; and Process Hazard Analysis Leader using HAZOP and What if/Checklist Techniques.

Valene Robertson is an Organisational Efficiency and Business Improvement Leader with years of experience embedding a Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma mindset into organisations to optimise corporate performance. Her professional career spans over two decades with a breadth of experience across several industries both locally and internationally.

At work, Valene is passionate about building an improvement mindset which supports individuals and teams in adopting a logical, data-driven framework to address issues. When not at work, she is passionate about travel which allows her to experience new cultures and meet new people.

Valene holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Baruch College, NYC; an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Management from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Six Sigma Certification from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Claude Job joined National Petroleum in 1985 at its Tobago offices, moving to the Head Office at Sea Lots in 1993.  He has key business skills in General Management and has extensive experience at the Supervisory and Management levels in diverse areas of the Company’s operations, including Distribution, Finance, Marketing, Contracts Administration and Customer Service.

He is the holder of an MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, a post-graduate diploma in General Management from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and a diploma in General Management from the Roytec-American Management Association where he received the President’s Award as the Top Overall Management student. He also has a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He has undertaken several intensive training programmes in areas such as:

  • Accounts Receivable Management
  • Health Safety and the Environment
  • Industrial Relations
  • Project Management
  • Contracts Management
  • Customer Relationship Management

During his tenure at National Petroleum,  he gained further management experience when he served simultaneously as an elected member of the Tobago House of Assembly (1988 -1992) where he held the portfolio of Assistant Secretary for Works and Infrastructure.

He is known to be a keen sports and cultural enthusiast and has often competed with a great degree of success whenever the Company hosts its Calypso competition.

Meet Ria Chrysostom-Ryan, our Chief Internal Auditor, who comes with over 19 years’ experience in business assurance and advisory, risk management, internal control and governance. Ria is a certified Internal Auditor, a holder of a Master’s degree in Financial Management and she possesses over 17 years’ post-qualification ACCA experience. Her professional life spans more than 10 years’ at the senior management level split between a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm and the public sector. Ria has a passion for travelling, reading and humanitarian endeavors.

Ms. Beena Poliah joined the Company as Manager Legal, Legal and Company Secretariat Department in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer in 2015 June. Ms. Poliah’s portfolio was expanded to include the duties of Company Secretary in December 2016.

Ms. Poliah worked as an Associate at Fitzwilliam, Stone, Furness-Smith and Morgan and thereafter held various senior advisory positions in the Ministry of the Attorney General, the last being Senior Legal Advisor to the Attorney General. She also worked at the Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (HDC) in the position of Manager Legal, and at the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDECOTT) as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Ms. Poliah is experienced in contract and commercial law and holds a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of the West Indies, the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Hugh Wooding Law School and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) from the University of the West Indies.

Ian Ramoutar joined NP in 1989 as a Trainee Equipment Technician. He moved through the varying ranks of Technician, Chief Technician and eventually Maintenance Supervisor, before he was promoted to the rank of management, assuming the role of Maintenance Manager in 2010.  Since October 2012, he has acted as the Divisional Manager Engineering and Maintenance Services.

Mr. Ramoutar’s years of experience and training has made him knowledgeable and he is considered an expert in the maintenance, engineering and operations fields. He has been intimately involved in the Caroni Multi Fuels Pipeline Project since its inception.

Mr. Ramoutar is the holder of a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies, as well as the holder of Technicians’ Diplomas in Mechanical Engineering and General Draughtsmanship.