CARTAC STAFF

   

DR. WENDELL SAMUEL

Position: Programme Coordinator

Wendell Samuel, a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s African Department prior to assuming the position of CARTAC Program Coordinator. He also served as the IMF’s Regional Resident Representative for the ECCU during 2010-2012. Mr. Samuel holds Bachelor and Master in Economics degrees from the University of the West Indies, and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. Before joining the IMF, Mr. Samuel was Senior Director of Research and Information at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, and a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies.

 

 

LandLine: (246) 537-2841

Mobile: (246) 234-5700

Email: wsamuel@imf.org

Sector: Programme Coordinator


 

MR. BORYS COTTO-COBAR

Position: External Sector Statistics Adviser

Borys Cotto Cobar, a national of Guatemala, was appointed as CARTAC’s external sector statistics advisor in January 2016. Prior to joining CARTAC, he spent over three years working for the IMF’s Statistics Department as long term expert in external sector statistics for the Pacific Region. Based in Fiji, Borys assisted IMF’s member countries in improving their institutional capacity and statistical infrastructure to compile and disseminate external sector statistics following the international standards. He has also served over ten years in his country’s central bank (Banco de Guatemala), where he occupied different senior staff positions –the last one as Deputy Manager

 

 

LandLine: 246-537-2859

Mobile: 246-231-6608

Email: bcottocobar@imf.org

Sector: STA 

   

MR. BRUCE STACEY

Position: Public Finance Management Adviser

Bruce joined CARTAC in October 2016 after a 26-year career in the Canadian Government. He began working on results-based management in 2001 with the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) and was a key contributor to Canada’s Program Alignment Architecture. At TBS he gained extensive experience in public financial management (PFM) and as Executive Director he was responsible for leading 2 years of Canada’s Strategic Review Process. In April 2013 Bruce launched his career as an International PFM consultant spending 3 years in the Philippines as the Sr. Budget Advisor to the Department of Budget and Management.

 

 

LandLine: 246-537-2845

Mobile: 246-231-5707

Email: bstacey@imf.org

Sector: PFM 

   

MR. EMBERT ST. JUSTE

Position: Macroeconomics Adviser

Mr. Embert S. St. Juste is a national of Saint Lucia and the Macroeconomics Adviser at CARTAC. He brings over 28 years of experience, including working as the Director of Research and Policy in the Ministry of Finance, Saint Lucia from January 2009 until retirement in October 2017; and as a Senior Economist in the Research Department at the ECCB in St. Kitts between 2004 - 2008. He has considerable experience in macroeconomic analysis and in interfacing with several regional and international institutions. He also has a keen interest in analyzing the developmental challenges of small states and to be

 

 

LandLine: (246) 537-2844

Mobile: (246) 231-5707

Email: estjuste@imf.org

Sector: MAC

   

MR. NORRIS A. MILLER

Position: Tax Administration Adviser

Norris A. Miller joined CARTAC in January 2015 as the second Tax Administration Adviser on the Tax and Revenue Administration team. Norris, a Jamaican national, has 27 years of experience in tax administration and tax policy design and of the years spent in taxation, 23 were VAT related. Prior to joining CARTAC, he was the Chief Technical Specialist in Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ). As the CTS, he was the chief advisor to the Commissioner General, TAJ. While still in Jamaica, Mr. Miller also served on a separate occasion as the Deputy Financial Secretary responsible for tax policy within the Ministry

 

 

LandLine: 246-537-2855

Mobile: 246-230-8542

Email: nmiller@imf.org

Sector: TAX

   

MR. R. BRIAN LANGRIN

Position: Financial Stability Adviser

Brian Langrin joined CARTAC in February 2017. He brings over fifteen years of technical experience to the position having established the first Financial Stability Department among Caribbean central banks at Bank of Jamaica and led the process to formally establish the Bank’s macroprudential framework. At the Bank, Brian also provided financial stability TA to several Caribbean countries. Brian served for six years as Regional Director for Global Association of Risk Professionals, Caribbean Chapter. Brian Langrin is a graduate of Penn State University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics in 2001

 

 

LandLine: 246-537-2846

Mobile: 246-233-4403

Email:  rlangrin@imf.org

Sector: FS

   

MR. RALPH C. LEWARS

Position: Financial Sector Supervision Adviser

Ralph joined CARTAC in April 2017 after over 16 years at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) Canada. Before joining the OSFI, Ralph was a Director at the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation responsible for Research and Risk Assessment, and an Assistant Director at the Bank of Jamaica (Central Bank). Between 2010 and 2012, Ralph worked as an Advisor to the Superintendent of Banks in the Dominican Republic. He has BSc. and MSc degrees in Economics from the University of the West Indies, and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.

 

 

LandLine: 246-537-2857

Mobile: 246-231-0772

Email:  rlewars@imf.org

Sector: FSS

   

MR. STEPHEN MENDES

Position: Customs Administration Adviser

Stephen Mendes was a customs officer in the UK before working on customs reform and modernization programs. He has been a long-term adviser in Latvia, Mozambique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Ukraine. Prior to joining CARTAC he was customs adviser at AFRITAC South. His previous role was as Director of the Customs Department in Mauritius. He has an MSc in Development Management and a Master in International Revenue Administration.

 

 

LandLine: 246-434-2842

Mobile: 246-231-7043

Email: smendes2@imf.org

Sector: Customs

   

MR. ZIA AHMAD ABBASI

Position: Real Sector Statistics Adviser

Zia Abbasi is the Real Sector Statistics Adviser at CARTAC, with over 30 years of management and technical experience in statistics. He has worked as a Multisector Statistics Advisor for the IMF for over 12 years in East Africa, the Pacific, Cambodia and Lao, assisting 24 countries in improving their statistical infrastructure; legislation; planning and management; and macroeconomic statistics. Prior to that, Mr. Abbasi worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics in various technical, management and senior executive positions. He was a member of the IMF BoP Committee and UN Delhi Group on Informal Sector Statistics.

 

 

LandLine: 246-537-2847

Mobile: 246-234-5690

Email: zabbasi@imf.org

Sector: STA

 

AZZIZA TROTTER

Position: Economist

Azziza Trotter, a national from the Commonwealth of Dominica joined CARTAC in December 2018.  Prior to joining the team, she worked at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for 7 years providing advice to eastern Caribbean governments on implementing best debt management practices, assessing debt sustainability and developing medium term debt management strategies.  Azziza is responsible for preparing and monitoring the implementation of the work program and supports the development of the results-based management (RBM) framework at the Center. 

She has a BSc. in Economics and Finance from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from EDHEC Business School in Nice France

 

LandLine: (246) 537-2836

Email: atrotter@imf.org

Sector: WHD

 

ARNOLD AINSLEY

Position: Public Finance Management Adviser

Arnold Joined CARTAC in August 2019 after over 30 years of private and public sector experience. He has worked in corporate finance, public finance management reforms, budget preparation and execution, and financial reporting processes.  Arnold has served as the Budget Director and Accountant General in the Turks and Caicos Islands and has participated in IMF technical assistant missions in the Caribbean and Africa. Before joining CARTAC Arnold served as a Resident PFM Consultant in the British Virgin Islands, covering a range of financial reporting and capacity development issues.

Arnold holds a BSc Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and an MBA Finance from the Manchester Business School. He is also an experienced CPA, FCCA and CIA.

 

LandLine: (246) 537-2864

Mobile: (246) 234-4142

Email: aainsley@imf.org

Sector: PFM

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