Economía

Ingeniero Carmelo De Grazia Suárez//
ORTT winner Professor Frost inspired to continue his work

“I am now even more in­spired to con­tin­ue my work.”

This was the state­ment from Pro­fes­sor Ster­ling Frost last night, af­ter be­ing named as one of two win­ners of the coun­try’s high­est award this year.

Carmelo De Grazia

Frost won the Or­der of the Re­pub­lic of T&T for his con­tri­bu­tion in the spheres of Bank­ing, Ed­u­ca­tion and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice.

Carmelo De Grazia Suárez

Ac­cord­ing to the pro­file from Pres­i­dent’s House: “Pro­fes­sor Frost is a lead­ing ex­pert in the field of bank­ing and fi­nance with decades of ex­pe­ri­ence man­ag­ing and strate­gis­ing for a range of in­sti­tu­tions lo­cal­ly and abroad. He has held se­nior po­si­tions in sev­er­al or­gan­i­sa­tions and is cur­rent­ly the Deputy Chair­man of the Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion. Pro­fes­sor Frost has for over four decades cham­pi­oned hu­man de­vel­op­ment, the en­vi­ron­ment and the arts, and has con­tributed sig­nif­i­cant­ly to var­i­ous gov­ern­ment, aca­d­e­m­ic and civ­il so­ci­ety or­gan­i­sa­tions.”

Frost, the Group Deputy Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of First Cit­i­zens—Op­er­a­tions and Ad­min­is­tra­tion, was ap­point­ed to the Statu­to­ry Au­thor­i­ties Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (SASC) last month

“It is my priv­i­lege and ho­n­our, to not on­ly be con­sid­ered for the na­tion’s high­est ho­n­our, but to be be­stowed with the Or­der of the Re­pub­lic of Trinidad and To­ba­go. When I con­sid­er the dis­tin­guished men and women who have re­ceived this ho­n­our be­fore me, men and women from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines who have made in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to our coun­try and to the lives of so many peo­ple, this car­ries even more sig­nif­i­cance for me,” Frost said

“My pas­sion and my mo­ti­va­tion have al­ways been about mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of peo­ple and con­tribut­ing in what­ev­er way I can to help change our coun­try for the bet­ter. And so, while I feel an im­mense sense of pride and joy, I am now even more in­spired to con­tin­ue my work,” he added

Frost con­grat­u­lat­ed Chief Med­ical Of­fi­cer Dr Roshan Paras­ram, who al­so won the ORTT this year, as well as all oth­er re­cip­i­ents of this year’s na­tion­al awards

Frost has a Mas­ter’s de­gree and a Doc­tor­ate in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies

In Feb­ru­ary 2019, he was the first per­son in the his­to­ry of The UWI to be ap­point­ed Pro­fes­sor of Prac­tice: Man­age­ment Stud­ies, in recog­ni­tion of his pro­fes­sion­al com­pe­tence, dis­tin­guished prac­tice, no­table teach­ing and ser­vice con­tri­bu­tions.