The First Citizens Foundation Board Members

Professor Sterling Frost, O.R.T.T.

Chairman

Professor Sterling Frost, O.R.T.T.

Chairman

Underpinning his stellar Corporate career and accomplishments, is his commitment to advancing optimal national development for all sectors through his contribution to various government, academic and civil society organizations as reflected in his Chairmanship of The Lydian Singers, as Chair of the The UWI Faculty of Social Sciences Advisory Board, Chair of The UWI Institute for Gender and Development Studies External Advisory Board, Chair of The UWI Development and Endowment Fund and Chair of the Board of the Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL).  He also serves as Deputy Chair of the Public Service Commission and Assessor at the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.

Lindi Ballah-Tull

Director

Lindi Ballah-Tull

Director

Lindi Ballah-Tull is currently the Group Corporate Secretary/Head- Legal, Compliance and Governance of the First Citizens Group. She has 29 years’ experience in the field of Corporate Law and Banking. Mrs. Ballah-Tull holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree (Honours) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She holds membership in the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Corporate Governance Institute of Trinidad and Tobago. She also serves on the Board of Directors of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, since her appointment by First Citizens Bank Limited on May 12, 2019. She has successfully completed the Directors’ Education and Accredited Programme in 2021 and has been awarded the designation of Accredited Director by the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada.

Gillian Benjamin

Director

Gillian Benjamin

Director

Ms. Benjamin is the Acting Head of Brand and Marketing at First Citizens with more than two decades of experience in Marketing, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has experience serving as the General Manager of a Foundation at another FI and has personally committed her time to an NGO. Gillian is a Director of the First Citizens Foundation where she ably represents our Committee. She also serves in the capacity of EPIC Ambassador and Mentor. Gillian holds a BSc. Management Studies (Honours) from the UWI and a MBA (Distinction) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Christian Stone

Director

Dr. Christian Stone

Director

Dr. Christian Stone is the co-founder of 3Stone Research and Consulting (3stone.co) and is the current CEO of Term Finance SME (sme.tt). He lectures at both the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business and the University of the Southern Caribbean on Entrepreneurship having provided over 2,000 students with over 20,000 hours of online entrepreneurship simulation training through the National Secondary Schools Entrepreneurship Competition. He also co-founded the More Vino group and currently serves as a board member for the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Dr. Stone is a National Open Scholarship recipient and obtained his PhD in Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He also holds a Master in Education, an Executive Master in Business Administration and an Honors in Business Administration (Ivey School of Business).​

John Arnold

Director

John Arnold

Director

John Arnold holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of the West Indies(UWI), St. Augustine; a Professional Certificate in Event Management from the George Washington University; an Executive M.B.A from the Arthur Lok Jack  Global School of Business, UWI. and currently a Ph.D candidate in Cultural Studies at UWI. Mr. Arnold is the holder of a national award Hummingbird Medal Gold for his work in culture. He has had immense experience working in Culture, Education, Event Management and Tourism.

Dexter Charles

Director

Dexter Charles

Director

Mr. Charles has more than 3 decades of progressive banking experience all of which was spent at First Citizens. He is a former First Citizens employee and Manager of the Year finalist, longstanding editor of the First Citizens E.P.I.Center (formerly FOCUS Magazine), First Citizens EPIC Ambassador and Mentor. Having spent 14 years in management at the Group Marketing and Communications Unit ofFirst Citizens, Dexter is an expert in Events,Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations and has made a name for himself in the local entertainment industry as a consultant and promoter. He holds a MBA from Anglia Ruskin University.