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Director Institute of Business, University of the West Indies (UWI)

Dr. Balgobin is a Corporate Turnaround Specialist with global experience in industry, entrepreneurship and academia. He is the current ExecutiveDirector of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB), a position which he has held since 2001. At the Business School, he is responsible for all aspects of strategy and operations, including leadership of academic operations, business training and consulting, and business research. Prior to joining the Arthur Lok Jack GSB, Dr. Balgobin enjoyed a high-profile career at Proctor and Gamble (UK) as Project Analyst for Global Business Services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to this he was General Manager of the Temco Group of Companies and had his business initiation as owner of a men’s clothing establishment. He has a distinguished academic record, which includes a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, where he graduated as the Top Student. He also holds an MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, where, again, he graduated with Distinction as the Top Student. His undergraduate degree, a B.Sc. (Honours) in Industrial Management, is also from the UWI.

Dr. Balgobin is a member of several professional associations, including the Academy of Management (US) and the Association of MBAs (UK). He is a past director of the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago and has served as a Temporary Independent Senator for the last three years. He also sits as Director on the Boards of TSTT, Neal and Massy Holdings, Trinidad & Tobago Dispute Resolution Centre, Caribbean and Central American Action, and the International Accreditation Advisory Board of Association of MBAs (UK). In recent times, he has also served as a member of the Committee established to consider the renaming of the Trinity Cross.