CEO, Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre
The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Economic Transformation
Mr. John Outridge joined the TTIFC (Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre) as its Chief Executive Officer in August 2021.
He is responsible for leading the company as it executes its mandate of driving digital financial services adoption across all sectors so Trinidad and Tobago can maintain its position as the Financial Hub of the region and become a premier location for FinTech-enabled services.
Mr. Outridge has over 10 years of senior management experience and has worked for firms such as EY, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and iGovTT. He has supported both public and private sector institutions with strategic guidance on fintech strategies as well as the modernisation of public financial management systems for various Governments throughout the region.
During his career, Mr. Outridge has amassed a wealth of expertise and experience in the areas of Digital Transformation, Payment Systems and Electronic Funds Transfer Implementation, Strategy and Operating Model Design for state enterprises and financial services organisations, Fintech and Neo Bank Strategies and Electronic Funds Transfer Policy Development.
He holds a Master of Small and Medium Enterprise Management (distinction) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and lectures on programmes relating to digital and technology management for the University of Bedforshire (UK.)
In addition to his duties at the TTIFC, Mr. Outridge likes to channel his passion for technology, entrepreneurship, carnival and culture into programmes and initiatives that are geared towards national development.
Mr. Outridge is also the Deputy Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAMTT), Digital Transformation subcommittee. This committee is focused on supporting national policy development for Trinidad and Tobago as it relates to enabling technology to facilitate both the ease of doing business as well as enhancing citizen service delivery.