Hon. ALLEN M. CHASTANET is a Saint Lucian businessman, politician, and current Prime Minister of Saint Lucia. He is the political leader of the United Workers Party, as well as the parliamentary representative for the Micoud South constituency.
Hon. Allen Chastanet served as Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation in the Senate from 2006-2011. Prior to this, he held several portfolios within the local and regional tourism industry including Vice President Sales and Marketing of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort and Spa and Vice President Sales and Marketing, Air Jamaica.
He also served as Director of Tourism of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board from 1992-1994. His most recent tenure was as Managing Director of Coco Resorts, a family-owned hotel based in the north of the island.
Throughout his illustrious career, Chastanet served on several tourism-related Boards locally and regionally.
In 1979, Hon. Allen Chastanet graduated from high school at Stanstead College. He holds a B.A. degree from Bishop's University and a MSc degree from American University.
Hon. Allen Chastanet is the son of businessman Michael Chastanet. He is married to Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet and they have two children.
Hon. BRADLY FELIX is the Minister for Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs.
His schooling began at the St. Aloysius R.C Boys Primary School where he developed a love for drama and public speaking. During his five years of secondary schooling at the St. Mary’s College, his love for theatre and culture grew under the guidance of Kendal Hippolyte, which propelled him to become the lead actor in a number of plays written by Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott and his brother, playwright Roderick Walcott. As an actor and a lover of theatre arts and culture, Hon. Felix has represented Saint Lucia at a number of regional and international events including CARIFESTA.
However, it is his thirty-two-year career in Banking that has prepared him for his role as a Minister of Government.
The holder of a Diploma in Professional Banking from the Graduate School of Banking - University of Wisconsin, Hon. Felix spent the last ten years of his profession in corporate leadership during which time he managed Bank of Saint Lucia branches in Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Gros Islet and Castries.
He notes that his familiarity with the guidelines and regulations required for business development, as well as his experience with public private partnerships, will assist him tremendously during his tenure as Minister.
Mr. Pinkley Francis is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Invest Saint Lucia.
Mr. Francis is the owner and CEO of SIXT Car Rental St. Lucia, Europe’s fastest growing rental car agency, as well as Innovative Business Solutions St. Lucia Inc., a Technology integrator and business solutions enterprise. He is also a Director at Island Marine Supplies, the sole distributor for Mercury Marine in Saint Lucia.
Prior to becoming self-employed, he spent over fifteen (15) years in the private sector, holding several senior managerial positions with Cable & Wireless. For a period of two years, Mr. Francis was the country manager for Antilles Crossing and TeleStlucia, a wholesale internet service provider.
He holds an MSC in Information Systems Management from the University of Sheffield and specializes in New Business Development; Telecommunications; Negotiations; Strategic Planning; Business Development; Project Management; and Change Management.
Mr. Jodi Boodhoo sits as the Deputy Chairman on the Board of Invest Saint Lucia, a post which he has previously held.
Jodi Boodhoo is a co-founder and Director of Business Development at AVANCE, a boutique deal structuring and project finance consultancy. Mr. Boodhoo is a former member of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and has assisted with the development of the island's export development strategy. He holds a BA in Political science, an LLB and LLM. Mr. Boodhoo keeps active in national service and charitable drives, and is passionate about development issues.
Mr. Modestus Louis brings a wealth of knowledge in immigration/border control and security to Invest Saint Lucia’s Board of Directors, having spent the last twenty years as a law enforcement officer. This is coupled with a decade’s worth of practice as a security specialist with a leading business organization in Saint Lucia. Additionally, Mr. Louis has worked in public relations and boasts of a three-year stint as a radio talk-show host and customer service trainer.
However, all of this comes in a distant second to his burning desire to see Saint Lucia succeed and live up to its true potential. He believes strongly that a nation which can produce two Nobel Laureates as well as movers and shakers on the international scene - from the meagre resources of ‘sea water and sand’ - is a nation with the ability to be a world-class leader. The desire to see this fulfilled is his driving force.
Mrs. Paula Valerie James is the Executive Director of the Saint Lucia Manufacturers Association. She brings over thirty years of banking experience to ISL’s Board having worked in the sector both locally and regionally. She served as a member of the Public Service Commission for five years; Chairman of the Tax Appeal Commission for six years and as Coordinator of the National Volunteer Programme during the staging of Cricket World Cup 2007.
She is a recipient of the Saint Lucia Les Piton Medal and has also been bestowed with the Melvin Jones Fellowship – the highest award attainable from the Lions Clubs international for Dedicated Humanitarian Service.
Mrs. James is dedicated and passionate about community service and youth development.
Mr. Ronald James has spent the last two decades with the National Farmers and General Workers Co-operative Credit Union. His twenty-year career in finance, recently earned him the post of General Manager of the Credit Union, which has branches in Castries, Vieux-Fort and Bois d’Orange.
Mr. James’ area of expertise is not limited to financial management. Throughout his career he has undertaken a number of human resource functions as well as risk management and marketing.
He holds a Professional Certificate in Strategic Leadership in Credit Union Management, from the Florida International University; a Certificate in Cooperative Studies and a Diploma in Management from the University of the West Indies. He is currently pursuing his MBA.
Mrs. Sophia M. Henry is currently the Ag. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs. She joined the Public Service in September 1994 and has over two decades of experience in tax administration. Mrs. Henry has served in various capacities at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) including Audit Supervisor, Assistant Comptroller of the Audit Section and for over four years as the Comptroller of the Inland Revenue Department and the Competent ity (delegate) responsible for Saint Lucia’s adherence to international tax transparency standards.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Acc. Dir.) She served as an Alternate Director on the board of the Financial Services Regulatory ity (FSRA) for three years and is currently the Chair of the Trade Licence Board and member of the National Export Council
Mrs. Henry is committed to serving the Government and people of Saint Lucia with excellence and integrity.
Kimberley Roheman qualified as a Barrister-at-Law in the United Kingdom in 1992 and was called to the Bar in the United Kingdom on 9th February 1993 and in St. Lucia on 23rd June 1993.
On her return to St. Lucia in 1993 she took up employment as The Deputy Registrar of the High Court where she served for 2 years and then as the first Magistrate of the Family Court which was established in 1996 and where she served for a period of 1 ½ years.
She joined the Firm of McNamara & Co. as an Associate in August 1998 and was appointed a Partner in 2009, she engages mainly in Civil and Commercial Litigation and has an extensive practice in Family Law, Conveyancing, Wills, Probate and Administration, Intellectual Property and Company Matters.
Kimberley Roheman served on the Disciplinary Committee of the St. Lucia Bar Association from 2006 to 2016. She has served as Chairperson of the Police Complaints Commission since July 2015 and she is currently a Director on the Board of the Intellectual Property Caribbean Association (IPCA). She has also been a contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Publication.
Ms. Imelda Smith-St.Ange is a Retired Bank Manager. She spent 30 years working with the Bank of Nova Scotia and 7 years in the Industrial Relations department at Winera Ltd. She brings in a wealth of knowledge in Banking & Financing. During her tenure as Bank Manager, Ms. Smith-St.Ange gained international, regional and local training in Banking, Sales and Service Coaching, Operational and Financial Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering and Compliance.
She holds a Letter of Accomplishment Certificate in Banking from the Institute of Canadian Bankers and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Wales.
Ms. Smith worked in the private sector and always thrived to contribute to the community, now that she has retired she is ready to serve her community and country full heartedly.
Mr. Roderick Cherry – Chief Executive Officer
An accomplished senior management executive and holder of an MBA in Strategic Management, Mr. Roderick Cherry brings a wealth of leadership and experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer.
With twenty-five years in management and marketing, fifteen of which was spent at a senior management level, he has extensive experience in Strategy Development and Strategic Management, Dispute Arbitration, Corporate Governance and Change Management.
Prior to his appointment he served as the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association’s Chief Operations Officer and subsequently, as its CEO. He has also served as the CEO of the National Insurance Property Development & Management Company (NIPRO), the Executive Director of the St Lucia National Conservation Fund and the Senior Manager for Marketing at ECFH. Cherry is a former Chairman of the National Conservation Fund, a former Commissioner on the Board of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) and has served on both the Boards of the Solid Waste Management ity and the Soufriere Marine Management Association (SMMA).
Ms. Vanessa William - Legal Counsel/Corporate Secretary.
Vanessa William joined Invest Saint Lucia as the Legal Counsel/Corporate Secretary in April 2018. Prior to this appointment, she worked in private practice for nine years, which included her elevation to the position of partner at a private law firm.
During her career she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in civil law practice and procedure including company law, contract law and property law. She holds an LLB from the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad.
Her interests also include business development and project management and she most recently obtained a certificate in Project Management, which is useful in her work as part of a Non-Profit organization focused on community empowerment ventures.
Vanessa is a member of the Bar Association of Saint Lucia.
Mrs. Nicole DuBoulay - Senior Manager, Human Resources.
A Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) through the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, Canada, Mrs. DuBoulay has over twelve years of senior level Human Resource Management experience. Her last four years were spent developing and executing the Human Resources (HR) Strategy for one of the leading utility companies in the Caribbean.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from York University in Canada, and two Masters Degrees in Business Administration (McMaster University, Canada) and Training & Performance Management (University of Leicester, United Kingdom). Nicole is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the United States.
Jeremiah Edward - Senior Manager, Finance and Administration.
Mr. Edward joined Invest Saint Lucia in August of 2000 as an Accounts Officer. During his seventeen-year tenure he has succeeded up the ranks from Accounts Supervisor to Senior Accountant. He was promoted to his current position in 2016.
In his capacity as Senior Manager, Finance and Administration, a position to which he was promoted in 2016, Mr. Edward is responsible for ensuring that all internal controls and procedures are adhered to and maintained.
He possesses a wealth of experience in the field of Finance and Accounting and is in the final year of completing ACCA qualification.
Alana Lansiquot-Brice - Investment Promotion & Fulfilment Manager
Employed with Invest Saint Lucia since April 2010 as an Investment Officer, Mrs. Lansiquot-Brice has been promoted twice during her seven-year tenure. She has been serving in the capacity of Investment Promotion and Fulfilment Manager since 2015. In this role, she is responsible for all investment promotion and facilitation efforts of the organization.
She is an accomplished professional with international experience in the areas of finance, accounting, law, sales, project analysis and brokerage investment. Mrs. Lansiquot-Brice is the holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in International Business.
Lyndon Samuel - Information Systems Advisor
Mr. Samuel is Microsoft Certified and has headed the Information Technology Department since 2004. His skills include the deployment of key Information technologies including system design and integration, client server networks, desktop and database management systems. He also has in-depth expertise in Microsoft Enterprise platforms including Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint that he has used to implement people-focused solutions to employees and partners; increasing their engagement; and allowing them to deliver maximum productivity.
Mr. Samuel is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Engineering.
Mrs. Delia Didier-Nicholas – Project Manager, Land Rationalization & Office Manager (Vieux-Fort).
Delia joined Invest Saint Lucia in 2018 as the Project Manager for Land Rationalization. She is a Land Development Appraiser, Urban and Environmental Planner and Building Construction/Structural Engineering Technologist with thirty (30) years’ experience in safe land development and building construction practices in the public and private sectors.
Delia holds a MSc. In Urban Land Appraisal, BSc. in Urban Planner and Environmental Resource Management, Professional Diploma in Project Management, and Diplomas in Building Construction and Structural Engineering Technology. She has also pursued certificate courses with the World Bank including Disaster Risk Management; Safe and Resilient Cities; Climate Change; Integrated Transport Planning; Sustainable Land Use Planning; and Climate Finance.
Mr. David Desir - Land Administration Manager.
Mr. Desir previously served as Deputy Chief Physical Planner and Acting Commissioner of Crown Lands with the Government of Saint Lucia. He is a member of the Minister’s Task Force responsible for reviewing planning standards in Saint Lucia. He is also integrally involved in community work and serves as a Justice of the Peace.
He is the holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture and Soil Science from the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, graduating with first class honors. He also holds a Professional Master of Arts Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Land Use Planning.