Board of Directors

Mr. Brian Ramsey- Chairman

Mr. Brian Ramsey has 28 years experience in security activities in Trinidad and the Caribbean region. He has headed a major security company in Trinidad with operations in the Cash-in-Transit, Guarding, Electronic Security, Monitoring and Rapid Response areas, and has also been a Director of security companies in Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica. He is presently a Director of Amalgamated Security Services Limited and a director of its subsidiary companies in Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia, Guyana and Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago.

Over the years, Mr. Ramsey has conducted security assessments for numerous corporate clients and worked with corporate clients to assist them in the development of their security policies and procedures. He has undertaken security consulting work in St Lucia, St Kitts, Trinidad, Grenada and Barbados, He has participated in the design of cash centers for Venezuela, Barbados, Guyana, St. Kitts & Trinidad and has conducted operational analyses on security companies in Grenada, St Lucia, Guyana and Jamaica.

Mr. Ramsey has managed security protection for clients during the 1990 attempted coup in Trinidad and implemented security protection for Grenadian clients in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Mr. Ramsey has been a featured speaker on security topics for a variety of corporate entities and civic groups, plus been a guest speaker at several conferences that included the AmCham HSSE conference at the Trinidad Hyatt and the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference in the Bahamas. His articles on various topics have appeared in different magazines including Caribbean Conveyor Magazine, Liat Inflight Magazine, St Lucia Business Focus, Progressive Grocer and the Linkage Magazine.

He has served on several committees which have included, Crime & Justice Sub-committee of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Commerce, National Security and Public Safety Sub-committee of the 2020 Multisectoral Group, Standing Committee on Crime - Ministry of National Security, October 2000 – May 2001.

Mr. Brian Ramsey graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a Masters in Business Administration concentrating in Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from St. Leo University in Florida, where he majored in Management and Accounting. In addition to his experience in the security field, Mr. Ramsey also has experience in the corporate sector, having worked in the Banking sector and as an accountant within the Neal & Massy Group.

Dr. Maurice Aboud- Deputy Chairman 

Dr Maurice Aboud holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry with emphasis in Forensic Science and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from Florida International University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree, Forensic Science and a Bachelor of Science degree, Chemistry from the University of New Haven Connecticut.

Dr. Aboud has made several presentations at scientific forums which include:

  • Aboud, M.; Oh, Hye Hyun.; McCord, B. 2011.; Gassmann, M. “Rapid and Direct CODIS STR screening using short channel microfluidic systems”. Poster presentation. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 64th annual scientific meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2011. “ Forensic DNA Screening using short channel microchip electrophoresis”. Poster presentation. 17th Latin-American Symposium on Biotechnology, Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Industrial Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Technology, Hollywood Beach , FL, USA
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2011.; Saleem, S.; Gassmann, M. “ Rapid STR Screening using short Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis”. Poster presentation. Promega twenty-second International Symposium on Human Identification, National Harbor, MD, USA
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2011.; Gassmann, M. “A Rapid Pentameric STR screening using short microchip capillary electrophoresis”. Poster presentation. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 63rd annual scientific meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2011. “ Forensic DNA screening using short microchip capillary electrophoresis”. Poster presentation. Florida International University 1st Graduate Week symposium, Miami, FL, USA.
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2010.; Gassmann, M. “A Rapid Penta STR Screening Method by Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis”. Poster presentation. The 17th International Symposium on Capillary Electroseparation Techniques, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2010.; Gassmann, M. “A Rapid Penta STR Screening Method by Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis”. Oral presentation. The 17th International Symposium on Capillary Electroseparation Techniques, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2010.; Gassmann, M. “A Rapid Penta STR Screening Method by Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis”. Poster presentation. Promega twenty-first International Symposium on Human Identification, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • Aboud, M.; McCord, B. 2009.; “A rapid Penta STR screening method by microchip capillary electrophoresis ”. Poster presentation. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 61st annual scientific meeting, Denver, CO, USA

Dr. Maurice Aboud is also a trained Executive Protection Agent and a Certified Protection Specialist.

Commodore (Rtd.) Anthony Franklin

Commodore Anthony Franklin has experience at both the national and regional levels in dealing with marine security and related issues including: boundary delimitation, surveillance of waters under national jurisdiction, counter-narcotic operations, negotiation of international fishing agreements and investigation of fishing incidents. He has performed as the chief executive of a maritime transport enterprise and a marine scientific research institution.

His successful professional career includes:

  • Thirty-two (32) years distinguished military service with well grounded experience, training and education as a naval officer culminating in the assumption of overall command of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force as Chief of Defence Staff, the most senior military position in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • A well rounded academic background at the undergraduate and graduate levels with studies in Maritime Geography (BSc. (Hons.) – University of Wales, Cardiff) and Marine Affairs Management (MSc. – Dalhousie University, Halifax) respectively.
  • Experience at the international/diplomatic level having led teams at negotiations and meetings on regional security, search and rescue and fisheries. In addition, he represented Trinidad and Tobago at international conferences including at the Division of the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the United Nations.
  • Military Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for relations with the Security Forces in CARICOM and service on diplomatic missions on International Humanitarian Law.
  • Adviser to the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) on the development of Marine and Maritime academic programs, as well as Security and Safety Education and Training.
  • Chief Executive Officer for 5 years of the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA), a state funded marine research institution.
  • Deputy Chairman of Estate Management Development Company and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Marine Affairs.

Mr. James Philbert

Mr. James Philbert retired in 2010 as the Acting Commissioner of Police for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service after having served in the Police Service for 43 years. Mr. Philbert has extensive training in Intelligence and Criminal Investigations having attended and completed courses at the Canadian Police College, US Department of Justice, the US Department of the Treasury, the FBI and the Police Staff College, England.

Among the courses he has attended are the Regional Narcotics Enforcement Training Seminar in Puerto Rico, the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Programme, Major Case Management Course in Ottawa, Canada and the International Strategic Leadership Programme in Bramshill, England. Mr. Philbert has a Bachelor of Law degree from the Hugh Wooding Law School St Augustine and has been accepted to the Bar and is a qualified Attorney-at-Law.

Mr. Anthony C. Subero

Anthony C. Subero is currently the General Manager – Group Internal Audit of the Republic Bank Group with over 10 years of experience at the senior/executive management level and over 30 years of experience in the banking industry.

Mr. Subero specializes in Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Business Process Re-Engineering, Enterprise Risk management, Information Technology Operations, Operational Risk Management, Information Technology Security, Business Continuity Management, Corporate Security, and Anti-Money Laundering compliance.

In 2013, he earned a Master's degree specializing in Leadership and Innovation from the Lord Ashcroft International School of Business, United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma and Higher Diploma from the Institute of Management Information Systems, Surrey London; an Executive Diploma in Business Management from Institute of Business, Trinidad; a Certificate in Strategic Project Management from the University of Florida; and Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation from the Project Management Institute, USA.

Mr. Subero is a member of various professional groups and associations where he contributes his knowledge including the Project Management Institute (PMI), Institute of Internal Auditors, Board and Advisors, Chief Audit Executives Group, Internal Audit Professionals, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Enterprise Risk Management Group.

He sits on the Advisory Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Risk Management Institute (TTRMI) and the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Risk Management Institute. Mr. Subero also sits on a number of executive management committees and represented the Bankers' Association of Trinidad and Tobago in the development of the country’s cyber crime/attack policy and response plan. He also develops and lectures on accredited project management programmes of the Project Management Institute, USA.

Mr. Curt Cadet

Mr. Cadet has over twenty years of managerial and executive experience in the field of health, safety and the environment while possessing many of this industry’s certifications and qualifications.

He is a Member and Chair of the HSE Committee of AMCHAM for the last twenty years as well as the Chair of the Caribbean Branch of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health for the past eight years.

Mr. Trevor F. Ifill- Company Secretary

Mr. Trevor F. Ifill has over thirty years of experience in the private and public sectors both locally and regionally. He held significant management and consultancy positions in several companies over the years including WITCO and the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd. Mr. Ifill served on the Board of Directors of the Solid Waste Management Company Ltd. and the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme in Trinidad and Tobago for several years.

He obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba, Canada and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and an Executive MBA from UWI, St. Augustine. Mr. Ifill also completed further management training in England and the USA. Among his skills are his strength in the development of policies, documentations, training programmes, human resource and total quality management. He possesses notable executive experience cross the Caribbean.


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