Lisa Agard, Chief Executive Officer of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT). Image courtesy TSTT.

Attorney-at-Law, Lisa Agard, who has been acting Chief Executive Officer at TSTT since September last year, has been officially confirmed in the post, effective today, May 24th, 2021.

This makes her the first woman to be confirmed in the leadership role of “the only national communications solution provider, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited”.

An official statement issued by the company points to Ms Agard’s leadership track record.

“Ms. Agard, who has been TSTT’s acting CEO since September 23, 2020, has a proven track record of leadership and delivery in telecoms, having previously functioned as General Manager of Amplia Communications Limited, which TSTT acquired from the Massy Group in 2017. Before Amplia, she was Managing Director of Guardian Media Limited,” the statement read.

Lisa Agard entered telecommunications industry some 23 years ago, in 1998, when she joined Cable and Wireless, and held several senior regional positions in that entity.  In 2004, she was seconded to TSTT. During her eight-year tenure at the company she held several senior management positions, including profit and loss responsibility for two of TSTT’s largest lines of business, Fixed and Mobile, generating over $1 billion and $1.5 billion in revenue respectively, at the time.

TSTT’s Chairman, Sean Roach, said Lisa Agard has what it takes to helm the organisation at this critical time in country’s history.

“TSTT has an increasingly critical responsibility to keep people connected, always. We operate in an industry characterised by fierce competition, continuously-evolving technology and a never-ending need to improve efficiency,” he said. “Living up to that responsibility presents a multi-dimensional challenge.”

“Lisa brings to the leadership of the organisation a unique combination of experience, knowledge and expertise which, when coupled with her passion for customer satisfaction, provides the Board with a deep sense of confidence that we will meet this challenge head-on,” Roach stated.

Lisa Agard is an Attorney at Law and the holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from The UWI, and a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  She has had executive management training at INSEAD, France; the Wharton School of Business; and at Columbia University in the USA.