MEET OUR PANELISTS | Energy Management - The Truth Behind Alternative Sources

 

Our panel consists of three professionals who have extensive experience in the topic area and work or have worked in the Energy Management sector. Each panelist will present a 15 minute segment on one aspect with a Q & A segment following each panel discussion. Be part of the discussion -  Register now!   

Dr. Cletus K. Bertin

Executive Director, CARILEC 

Cletus Kennedy Bertin, is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC); an association of electric utilities, energy service providers, manufacturers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South Americas.

 

 

He has worked throughout the Eastern Caribbean, Belize and Trinidad & Tobago, and with several governments, universities, corporations and multi-lateral institutions, including: Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL); OECS Secretariat; Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD); Commonwealth Secretariat; The World Bank, Global Information & Communication Technologies Department; Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the European Union (EU) Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, as a full-time employee and as a consultant, primarily in the fields of Change Management, Organisational Development, Capacity Building, ICT and Telecommunications.

 

 Dr. Bertin was awarded a B.Sc. Management Studies (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus; a M.Sc. Management Studies (Information Systems specialization), from UWI St. Augustine Campus; and a Ph.D. Information Systems and Change Management, City University Business School, London, UK.

Mr. Nicholas Brisbane

Managing Partner, Green Edge Technologies

Nicholas Brisbane is a successful Caribbean multi-discipline Engineer, Entrepreneur and the Managing Partner of an international award winning architectural, structural and civil engineering design practice.  With 28 years of experience and delivery on well over 200 successful projects in the region, Nick has strategy planned on well over US$450 million in design development projects and master planned projects exceeding 4000 acres of land use.

 

He has also proven to be a successful real estate developer for over the last 20 years with a proven track record of approximately US$100 million in successful real estate developments. 

 

Nick understands the dynamics and multiplicity of challenges faced by our geographic location in the Caribbean including limited access to capital and infrastructure, the importance of resilience planning and engineering and the impact of the climate change on the small island states.  Through his work, he became passionate about energy conservation and six years ago he launched Green Edge Technologies Ltd., a Caribbean based energy conservation consultancy firm.

 

Through Green Edge Technologies, Nick has been involved in energy strategy planning and energy retrofitting throughout the OECS which has led to many millions of dollars in energy savings for Caribbean commercial businesses.  His strategy largely focuses on energy monitoring and data analytics to first understand consumption so that an effective strategy to reduce both a company’s footprint and overall usage may be implemented.  

Nadia Mohammed 

Project Officer, CARICOM

Nadia Mohammed is the Project Officer in the Energy Unit at the CARICOM Secretariat. She is responsible for supporting the execution of the Caribbean Community’s energy related mandate through the Energy Programme, which aims to increase regional energy security and advance the transformation of the Region’s energy sector towards a more sustainable energy developmental path.

Nadia started her career in Energy as a Geologist before specializing in Renewable Energy. She has over seven years of experience in the sustainable energy sector and previously served as a Sustainable Energy Development Analyst at the Ministry of Energy in Trinidad and Tobago.  Ms. Mohammed holds a MSc. in Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of the West Indies. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).