The Board of Directors of EUROCHAMTT is elected at our Annual General Meeting and serves for one (1) year. Ordinary members of EUROCHAMTT are eligible to be nominated and elected as a Director in these positions:
1. President
2. Vice President
3. Treasurer
4. Secretary
5. Director, Tobago Affairs
6. Director, European Affairs
7. Ordinary Director

THE BOARD

MAARTEN SPILJARD

PRESIDENT

  • Regional Director for Peterson Integrated Logistics part of the globally operating Peterson Offshore Group, an energy logistics services company headquartered in the Netherlands. Also responsible for the Control Union, a sister brand of Peterson and part of the Peterson Control Union Group. Control Union provides certification and inspection services in a variety of sectors and has a growing presence in Trinidad and the Caribbean;
  • Dutch national based in Trinidad since 2014;
  • Master of Science in transport and maritime management from the University of Antwerp in Belgium;
  • Bachelor’s in international logistics from the HZ University of applied sciences in the Netherlands.

SEAN PATIENCE

VICE PRESIDENT

  • Managing Director of Cargo Consolidators Agency Ltd (CCA), a family run freight forwarder operating for 40+ years in Trinidad & Tobago out of 4 locations: Port of Spain, Point Lisas, Piarco and Freeport and with subsidiary officers in Guyana and Miami.   Cargo Consolidators Agency Ltd uses Rotterdam, the Netherlands as their LCL consolidation hub for exports from Europe to the Caribbean and de-consolidation hub in Europe for exports from the Caribbean;
  • Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology;
  • Helicopter Captain with 4,000 hrs of offshore flight time;
  • Certified FAA aircraft dispatcher.

GABRIELE DE GAETANO

DIRECTOR, TOBAGO AFFAIRS

  • Chef/owner of La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant in Buccoo Bay, Tobago, and Director of We Trade Ltd, which specializes in the import and distribution of Italian wines and food products;
  • Chairman and founder of the Tobago Heritage Conservation Society, a non-profit organisation which has been systematically recording Heritage Built Assets in Tobago, preparing recommendations for their preservation, and developing itineraries for educational and tourism purposes;
  • Italian (Milanese) living in Tobago since 1990;
  • Founding Director, EUROCHAMTT, in 2013 and major contributor to development of membership in Tobago and implementation of the Tobago Good Foods Project from 2014 – 2017.

MARIE LOUISE NORTON-MURRAY

DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN AFFAIRS

  • Career spanning over 30 years in the field of business support services firstly with PricewaterhouseCoopers and legacy firms in the field of management consulting then since 2000, working with international public agencies and providers of technical assistance/ grant funding from EU-ACP programmes such as the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and EU funded PROINVEST programme. Last posting in the Dominican Republic 2008 -2013. Through these programmes, numerous projects and programmes in support of private sector development and business competitiveness have been rolled out throughout the 15 CARFORUM states;
  • Master’s in economics (with emphasis on development and trade); University of Windsor, Ontario Canada (September 1984 to October 1985); and a B.A. in Economics (with Mathematics electives); University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (September 1981 to April 1984);
  • Certified as Project Management Professional (since 2007). Certified as a Canadian Management Consultant (2003 -2012);
  • Marie Louise NORTON-MURRAY is a founding member and first President, EUROCHAMTT (2013, 2014, 2015- 2016).

MARIANNA POLACKA

ORDINARY DIRECTOR

  • Founder of her own project management and management consulting firm CPM LTD. in Barbados, which offers project management services to clients in the Caribbean and Americas region in system integration and application of technology in the areas of marketing, sales, supply chain management and logistics execution. Wealth of international experience working with multiple Fortune 500 clients including Unilever, BHP Billiton, Accenture and SAP. Managed projects in the Caribbean for clients such as Cable and Wireless Caribbean, Massy United Insurance and CIBC First Caribbean. Her 17+ years of experience in the field spans a broad range of industries including financial services, telecommunication, consumer goods, manufacturing, resources, high-tech, healthcare, chemical and public sector;
  • Certified Project Management Professional and founding board member and past technical sessions officer of the Barbados branch of Project Management Institute (2012 – 2017);
  • Master of Science in Computer Science from VU University Amsterdam;
  • Marianna is a Slovakian national living in the Caribbean – Barbados and more recently, Trinidad and Tobago.

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