Dr. Mahindra Ramdeen
Chief Executive Officer - Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association
Dr. Mahindra Ramdeen is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer at the Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA). He is also a Director at National Entrepreneurship Development Company Limited (NEDCO) and a member of the National Tripartite Advisory Council (NTAC). He was a Director, on behalf of the TTMA, on the Board of the Metal Industries Company Limited. He previously worked as the Trade Development Specialist with the TTMA; previous to that he worked at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the capacity of a Fair Trading Investigator for approximately four years, where his specialty was in the area of Trade Remedies and Competition Policy and Law. He also worked as an Economist for a period of six years in the said Ministry as well as an Economist with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Ramdeen is also a part-time lecturer at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business in the Executive MBA program – Macro Economics and Caribbean Business Environment. Dr. Ramdeen has a PhD in International trade. He has completed two Masters Degrees: one in the area of International Trade Policy and the other in International Relations. His first degree is in Economics and he possesses a post graduate diploma in International Relations.
Dr. Ramdeen has completed a full program in Export Marketing and is fully certified as an Export Marketing Trainer. He has engaged training of various CEO’s of SMEs within T&T and the wider CARICOM region in Export Marketing and Business Strategy. He has also completed a certified course in Train the Trainers with GIZ and Caribbean Export Development Agency. Dr. Ramdeen possesses numerous certificates in International Trade, Trade Negotiations, Competition Policy and Law and Trade Remedies.