Management Team

Mr. Steve De Las

Mr. Steve De Las is an Executive professional with over thirty seven (37) years’ experience in both public and private multinational corporations.  His technical expertise spans: strategic, operational, production, process improvements and leadership capabilities.  Mr. De Las has a history of creating dynamic work teams by coaching to achieve strategic objectives and operational excellence.

He is known for competently utilizing process improvement approaches to ensure quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in the utilization of all resources. A former Production Manager at YARA Trinidad Limited for the last decade and in management at YARA for the last three (3) decades, Mr. De Las has specialized in implementing quality standards, systems and operational procedures. Mr. De Las currently serves as the Chairman of North Central Regional Health Authority and was a former Director of the National Petroleum Marketing Company ltd.

Mr. De Las is the holder of an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Henley Management College in England.  The culmination of his technical skills and wealth of experience brings great value to e TecK.

Mr. Daniel Duncan
Vice President, Projects and Facilities

Mr. Daniel Duncan joined the e TecK team in October 2012 in the capacity of the Manager, Capital Projects and was promoted to Vice President, Projects and Facilities in October 2018. Mr. Duncan is a qualified Civil Engineer with twenty-one (21) years of experience in both private and public sector infrastructural development projects in capacities of a design and construction supervision engineer, construction manager and project manager. His experience includes project planning and development, project scheduling, quality, time and cost control, contract administration, claims management, project monitoring and design. He currently serves as a Director on the Board of Management of The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI).

In addition to holding a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Degree in Civil Engineering, he has certification in engineering technology, extensive training in Contract Administration for Construction and Engineering, Plant and Design Build; and Project Management.

Ms. Nanika Morain Martin
Vice President, Real Estate Assets

Ms. Morain Martin brings more than 25 years of experience to e TecK with a primary focus on the optimisation and utilisation of targeted measures to increase and maximise the value and investment options of e TecK’s real estate asset portfolios. She will also oversee the management of the property and project life cycles, together with the associated risks within the confines of the requisite laws, polices and processes.

Having held a myriad of senior management positions at various Ministries and State Agencies, Ms. Morain Martin understands that through innovation and resource management, sustainable and diversified solutions can be achieved. Her core competencies include process reengineering, conveyancing law transactions, negotiations, change management, effective management of resources, corporate governance, urban and regional planning, facilities management, construction, and real estate management.

Ms. Morain Martin holds a Master of Laws in International Commercial Law with distinction, a Master of Business Administration in Construction and Real Estate, a Master of Science in Development Planning, and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, among other academic achievements.

Ms. Pepita Grant
Assistant Vice-President, Legal Services

Ms. Grant brings to the e TecK Group of Companies considerable legal experience in diverse areas of law and a strong acumen for land and business development. At e TecK she is responsible for the management of the Legal Services Division by ensuring e TecK’s interests are protected, while delivering results against strategic objectives within its core values and beliefs. An Attorney-at-Law, she is the holder of an LLB degree from the University of the West Indies and an LEC from Hugh Wooding Law School. Her years of experience have spanned both the private and public sector.

Ms. Grant has also held senior posts at the Housing Development Corporation and Home Construction Limited. She has developed considerable expertise in contract and commercial law transactions, construction law, real estate, land use, including purchase and sale negotiation, development (residential and commercial), leasing and corporate governance transactions.

Ms. Solange Henry
Assistant Vice-President, Finance Services

Ms. Solange Henry has almost 15 years’ financial management and auditing experience in State Enterprises across Trinidad and Tobago, covering various sectors such as Energy, Tourism, Infrastructure Development and Project Management.  She thrives in high energy and dynamic business environments. She is an ACCA Certified Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of the West Indies, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.

She has strong practical proficiency in the areas of financial management, project management, risk management, human resource management and general administration. Her signature management style involves a very structured and analytical approach to executing all tasks, complemented by a practical approach to problem solving.  Her mantra for every work situation is “Before you tell me the problem, you must have a solution in mind”.  Her experience has proven her adaptability to ever-evolving and complex work environments and her solution-driven nature have successfully and significantly impacted the areas of governance, risk management and development of robust systems of internal controls in many business environments.  She has served on  two (2) State Enterprise Boards of Directors and remains committed to giving se

Mr. David Cockburn
Assistant Vice-President, Special Projects & Hotel Assets

Mr. David Cockburn is a professional with over 15 years Management experience in private and public sectors. He has a wealth of knowledge in Strategic Planning, Hotel Asset Management, Contract Negotiations, Industrial Parks Management, Investment Promotions, and Organizational Change.  Mr. Cockburn, led the development of e TecK’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 and managing the transition of the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in his prior role of Manager, Special Projects at e TecK .

Mr. Cockburn holds a Agri-Business Management from the University of the West Indies, an MBA from an International University in Germany, and an MSc. in Industrial Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Trinidad and Tobago. He is certified in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Assets Management from Cornell University.  He is an avid classical Guitarist and is part of the management team of XO Multisport triathlon club.

Ms. Rhesa Hernandez
Assistant Vice-President – Human Resources, Administration and Corporate Communications

Ms. Rhesa Hernandez served as the lead for the Human Resources & Administrative team for the past six (6) years. Prior to e TecK, her experience spans as a Human Resource professional for over fifteen (15) years in the Banking, Manufacturing and Service sectors. Her key areas of expertise include Employee Relations, Recruitment & Selection, Learning & Development, Systems Improvement and Conflict Resolution. She had the opportunity to share her expertise in mergers/acquisitions and was influential in many organizational transformation and transition exercises.  Ms. Hernandez began her career in Accounting and Credit Underwriting and over the years, her career path changed as she got involved in the Human Resources profession. Her role serves as the bridge between the Organization’s leadership, its’ employees and external stakeholders. She is resolute about aligning the “people asset” to the strategic mandate and the overall success of the organization.

Ms. Hernandez is a SHRM certified Senior Professional (SHRM SCP) who earned her BSc. in Government with minors in Human Resources and International Relations from the University of the West Indies. She is also the holder of a MSc. in Human Resources Management from the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business (GSB).

She has a passion for people and development, which has led her to lecture part-time, sharing her knowledge and experience with budding HR professionals both at the Bachelors and Masters Level. She also served as Education Officer for a Non-Profit Organization.

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