Le Roy Clarke is a Trinidadian Visual Artist and Author. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Master Artist by The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, Sylvester Williams’ 2000, presented by The Emancipation Support Committee of Trinidad and Tobago, acclaimed a National Icon by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Achievement of Excellence Award by The National Association for the Empowerment of African People
As a sound reinforcement and broadcast television professional, Charles Richardson brings expertise and skill to the recording of live events. For over 20 years, Charles has worked as an audio and camera operator for television and concerts for shows including Good Morning America, MTV Unplugged and Video Music Awards, the Tyra Banks Show, It’s Showtime at the Apollo, ESPN’s NFL Draft, and Major League Baseball. In addition to holding professional memberships in Local 1, NABET, and IBEW Local 3, he has moderated networking events at the Metropolitan College of New York, “Networking Works.” Charles has worked tirelessly in community and service programs through his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha – supporting voter registration and developing and delivering a grass roots Foreclosure Awareness program in the New York area to educate homeowners and families on strategies and programs developed to save and keep their homes despite trying economic times. He holds a BSA in Film and MBA from the Pratt Institute.
Irene Omaswa is a Management and Strategic Consultant with over 10 years experience working for a number of corporations in the United Kingdom. She is currently the European Shipping Strategy & Commercial Lead at EBAY, where she is responsible for the definition of shipping strategy for Europe with the objective of bringing about competitive parity in spite of the structural challenges posed by the marketplace model. Her key responsibilities includes strategy and customer proposition definition, interfacing with senior stakeholders, ownership of eBay’s relationships with European shipping carriers and management of the shipping P&L. Previously Irene served in the capacity of Senior Manager for Safe Payments in the United Kingdom and France, with responsibility for eBay’s payments strategy and customer experience in UK & France, where she launched customer initiatives, based on buyer and seller needs to raise the penetration of safe payment methods and reduce the number of bad buyer experiences on eBay. Irene has a wealth of experience in communication technologies, having previously worked at both British Telecom and Orange UK as head of Analytical Marketing and Senior Marketing Manager respectively. Irene is a proud member of the African Leadership Network – a group of Africans under 40, who are committed to bringing prosperity to the continent. Irene was the SEEDA resource person for Ghana and Sierra Leone, in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The SEEDA program was implemented to create jobs by supporting entrepreneurship and enterprise development in Africa. Irene provided skills transfer and business advice to micro & small business enterprises and entrepreneurs in Ghana and Sierra Leone. She was also a presenter at the World Bank’s conference on Diaspora and development in Washington in 2009. Irene is fluent in several languages including: English, French & Spanish, with basic knowledge of German. Her other interests include running, Pilates, cooking and baking.Irene is a graduate of University of Minnesota where she holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. She also has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University.