Prof. Rajendra Ramlogan, Chairman
Dr. Rajendra Ramlogan is the Professor, Commercial and Environmental Law at the University of the West Indies. Professor Ramlogan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies. Professor Ramlogan graduated with a Masters of Law in International Legal Studies from the New York University School of Law, and a Doctorate in International Environmental Law from the University of Cambridge. Professor Ramlogan is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. Prior to his university career, Professor Ramlogan worked in the local oil industry, and also enjoyed a stint as a Foreign Intern at the highly prestigious Washington DC law firm, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (now Wilmer Hale).
Professor Ramlogan has published numerous books and articles covering subjects such as Business Law, Commercial Law, Judicial Review, Sustainable Development, International Environmental Law, National Environmental Legal systems (Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba), Environmental Health, Environmental Refugees, International Environmental Crimes, Development and the Environment, Environmental Democracy, Human Rights in Japan, International Security and Energy Joint Ventures.
Mr. Frederick Gilkes, Deputy Chairman
Mr. Frederick Gilkes was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on December 17, 2018. Mr. Gilkes has served as a partner at JD Sellier & Co. for thirteen (13) years and as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer for one (1) year. He currently serves as Head of Chambers at the Caribbean Commercial Law Chambers and as an Executive Member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. His extensive experience in the legal field spans Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Admiralty Law and Banking, Securities and Securities Law.
He was admitted to practise law in Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1988,1994, 2006 and 2014 respectively. Mr Gilkes has also served as Director of key companies in Trinidad and Tobago and has tutored and lectured at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, principally in Criminal Law and Contract Law. He is also a certified mediator and has a keen interest in football.
Ms. Eleanor Bridgeman- Volney, Member
Ms. Eleanor Bridgeman-Volney was appointed Member of the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on August 03, 2018. Ms. Bridgeman-Volney served in the Inland Revenue Division of the Ministry of Finance for thirty-five (35) years, where she functioned in key positions, such as Head of the Legal Section, Chief State Counsel and one of the Board’s Managers during the period 1992 to 2015.
She was admitted to practise law in Trinidad and Tobago in 1979. In 2008, she was also appointed as a Member of the Permanent Double Taxation Team of the Ministry of Finance. Ms. Bridgeman-Volney currently operates a private tax consultancy practice in Trinidad and Tobago. She is passionate about Latin and ballroom dancing and is an avid gardener. She also has a penchant for events management.
Ms. Sandra Honoré, Member
Ms Sandra Honoré was appointed Member of the Integrity Commission on December 17, 2020. She entered the then Ministry of External Affairs in 1979 and had assignments to the country’s Embassies in Brazil and in the United States of America. She was assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister from 1990 to 1996. At the Foreign Ministry, she served as Director of the CARICOM and Caribbean Affairs Division, Chief of Protocol and Director of the Americas Division. She was Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) from July 2000 to July 2005, supervising many aspects of the Organization’s work on Haiti.
Ms Honoré was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on September 11, 2007 and assigned as Ambassador to Costa Rica in December, 2008. In 2013, the United Nations Secretary General named her Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), where she served from July, 2013 until the end of that Mission in October, 2017.