Staff profiles

Staff profiles

 

Anita Sohan
Senior Programme Officer – Cybersecurity and Global ICT Agenda Coordination

Anita Sohan

Anita Sohan joined the CTO in April 2017 as the Senior Programme Officer – Cybersecurity and Global ICT Agenda Coordination.

Anita previously worked at the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago where her portfolio included the coordination of the Ministry’s relationship with bilateral partners, as well as regional and international organisations. She was a member of the Cabinet-appointed Inter-Ministerial Committee that developed T&T’s National Cyber Security Strategy, and was directly engaged in the coordination of several activities that involved the implementation of this Strategy. Anita was also a Commonwealth Professional Fellow at the CTO in 2015, where her work focused on the challenges faced by Commonwealth Member States in implementing their own national Cybersecurity strategies. She has a Masters in International Security Studies from the University of Leicester and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.

Osman Siddiqui
Communications Officer

Osman Siddiqui

Osman has been employed by the CTO since January 2012 as a Communications Officer. He is the first in-house designer that the CTO has had, and his role is vital in enhancing the visual image of the Organisation to its global partners. Alongside his design expertise, Osman combines his branding and marketing skills to help promote the six priority areas of CTO throughout his work.

He has a BFA in Graphic Design from Canada and a Masters in Branding and Design Strategy from Brunel University, London.

Emma Killick
Senior Communications Officer

Emma Killick

Emma joined the CTO in March 2014 as Assistant to the Secretary-General. As well as assisting the Secretary-General with a wide range of administrative tasks, Emma is also responsible for editing the monthly newsletter. Emma has held a variety of roles in not-for-profit and campaigning organisations, communicating with a wide range of audiences, including the public sector to Senior Officials from Governments. She is a graduate of Middlesex University with a BA in English.

James Akwe
Assistant Programme officer

James Akwe

James Akwe joined the CTO in December 2016 as an Assistant programme officer for the Capacity Development. Having worked in variety of roles in the IT sector, telecommunications and Railways. I worked as HP Finance Manager at Bell Microproducts in Chessington where I am the main contact for all HP related issues that includes finance and Products related issues. My last job was with Ganymede Solutions as a project management officer.
James holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialisation in corporate governance from the University of Leicester. Before my MBA programme I had a BSC degree in Social Science with Economics from the Open University in Milton Keynes. I am PRINCE 2 qualified project management officer.

Fargani Tambeayuk
Senior Programme Officer

Fargani Tambeayuk

Fargani has worked for the CTO since March 2011 and is the Programme Officer for the Research and Consultancy team.

Fargani holds a Masters in Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, and has a particular interest in development, specifically how ICTs can be used for its promotion. Before obtaining his Masters, he obtained his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Fargani is a Cameroonian national who is passionate about the ICT sector, particularly in emerging nations in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Nowshard Yehiya
Senior Officer, Marketing

Nowshard Yehiya

Nowshard joined CTO in November 2009. Nowshard is a Senior Officer Marketing in the CTO’s Conference department.

He has experience in the marketing and sales of ICT conferences for the Commonwealth and beyond. The winner of CTO’s Chairman’s Excellence Award in 2010, Nowshard has years of expertise facilitating the development of multi-stakeholder relationships with number of ICT Operators, Global Technology and Infrastructure providers and Consultants through ICT Conferences. Nowshard is a professionally qualified Chartered Marketer (MCIM) and holds a MBA in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) from Thames Valley University.

Caroline Tamasang Ngegah
Assistant Finance Officer

Caroline Tamasang Ngegah

Srinandhan Srinivasan
Facilities Officer

Steve Lee

Steve joined the CTO in 2009 as a Facilities Officer and is responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of the organisation. Ensuring that staff have the most suitable working environment to carry out their daily activities. Duties include using best business practice to improve efficiency, reducing operating costs while increasing productivity, liaising with Commonwealth Embassies to arrange visa’s, working with courier companies to ensure shipments arrive on time and dealing with a whole range of other suppliers used by the organisation.

Also heavily involved in the day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to the CTO office building and premises. Prior to joining the CTO Steve spent the best part of 15 years working in facilities/office management in the advertising and media industries and has worked for some of the largest and most prestigious advertising agencies globally.