Angella PersadCEO / Chairman
Angella is the Managing Director of The Office Authority Limited, which she was instrumental in forming to acquire the interests of several businesses in the office supplies and print business. Prior to joining this group in 2007, she was employed at Ernst & Young for 10 years where she served as the Country Managing Partner of the Trinidad office and also led the Transactions Advisory Services Practice. Before that, she was employed at Development Finance Limited for 8 years culminating in the positions of Senior Corporate Manager and Corporate Secretary.
Angella holds an MBA with Distinction from the Manchester Business School and a Masters Degree in Accounting from UWI. She is also a Fellow of the UK Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.
Angella is a Past President of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce. She is also a Director of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
Having successfully completed his A level studies at St. Mary's College, Geoffrey joined Media Sales Limited, the fledgling family business in 1978 as the purchasing and delivery clerk. Over the last 30 years he has held senior positions in purchasing, operations and sales taking on more and more responsibility as the company grew. In 2004 Geoffrey assumed the position of Managing Director and guided the company to its most successful years. In 2006 when the family sold out their interest in the company Geoffrey remained as the Managing Director. He was instrumental in the acquisition of land in El Socorro and the construction of the centralized offices and warehouse which the business occupied in 2008. Geoffrey is also the Chairman of Eric Solis Marketing Limited and a Director of The Office Authority Limited.
Hance Persad has been the Managing Director of Trinpad for more than 25 years. Trinpad, founded by his father in 1963 is Trinidad & Tobago's first manufacturer of school paper products eg. exercise books, note books, sketch pads, binder refills and drawing books. He has presided over the growth and diversification of the enterprise and today Trinpad is one of the largest printing and paper conversion establishments in the country.
Hance holds an MBA in Finance from the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.
Manzur MohammedDirector, Finance & Operations
Manzur started with The Office Authority Group in April 2012. He is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Andrews University in Michigan, USA. His professional career includes over twenty years experience leading Finance Teams of several manufacturing and multinational companies operating in Trinidad.
Rishi BaddalooDirector, Sales & Business Development
Rishi joined the company recently, having worked in financial and investment services with Involve Financial Ltd, a Registered Investment Advisor with the Trinidad & Tobago Securities & Exchange Commission. At Involve, he was a Director and the Chief Executive Officer and was also responsible for establishing an investee chain of retail pharmacies which grew appreciably in one year under his watch, notwithstanding a recession. Prior to this, Rishi's core experience was in finance and business consultancy, having worked as a Manager in Transactions Advisory Services at Ernst & Young where he consulted to several companies in strategy and mergers & acquisitions.
Rishi currently serves as the Interim Chairman of First Citizens Asset Management Limited, where he also chairs the Investment Committee. He holds a BSc in Management Studies from UWI with first class honours and has the distinction of being the first student in the university's history to graduate with Grade A in all qualifying subjects. He also holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University having graduated Beta Gamma Sigma, and is a Fulbright Scholar, a Richard S. Weinberg scholar and a National Scholar.