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SPEAKER
PROFILE

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The Honourable Colm Imbert, MP

Minister of Finance

Session

The transformational role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Economic Transformation

Colm Imbert has served as an elected PNM Member of Parliament for over 25 continuous years and as a Cabinet Minister in five PNM Governments for an aggregate of almost 14 years. In 1991, Imbert entered public life as a Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Works and Transport and Local Government, until 1995 when he became a member of the Opposition.

For over thirty-five years, Imbert has also been serving Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Region in his original profession of Engineering, as a consulting engineer throughout his career. Colm received his bachelor's from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in 1979 and a Master Degree in Maritime Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester.

During the period 1995 to 2001 Imbert focused on the application of his knowledge and skills in Engineering as a Property Developer and Project Manager throughout the Caribbean Region. During his fourth, fifth and sixth terms as a Member of Parliament, from 2001 to 2010, he once again served in the Cabinet as Minister of Health and Minister of Science and Technology until he again resumed responsibility for the portfolio of the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Professionally, Imbert is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Energy Institute. In recent years, he has expanded his knowledge base into law and taxation, attaining a Master of Laws Degree in Construction Law & Arbitration, and a Master Degree in Oil & Gas Law - with a specialisation in Fiscal Regimes and Oil Taxation, from the Aberdeen Business School.