FORMER tourism minister Howard Chin Lee has replaced Janelle Penny Commissiong as chairman of Tourism Trinidad Limited.
Minister of Tourism Randall Mitchell confirmed this in a release today thanking the former board members for their commitment to national service.
The new board has been appointed following wranglings between the former chairman and chief executive officer Camille Campbell who was appointed in January 2019.
Local media reported on a strained relationship between the former chairman and the Minister of Tourism that led to the CEO’s dismissal.
Apart from the chairman, the new board includes Natania Mack, Deputy Chairman, Avalaughn Huggins, Terrance Bhagwatsingh, Shezrae Nesbitt, Lesley-Ann Asse, Brian Lewis, Devon Awake and Shivana Inalsingh.
The release stated that Chin Lee brings to Tourism Trinidad Ltd a wealth of experience, expertise and success in public and private secctor.
It stated that he is a past chairman of the Tourism Industrial Development Company and the National Carnival Commission.
Chin Lee is also a former senator and was national security minister (2002-2003) and minister of tourism (2003- 2007), the release stated.
It added, “In the private sector. Chin Lee is an accomplished entrepreneur with broad interests in media, tourism, entertainment and oil and gas industries. He is also a past recipient of the Ernst and Young Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2000 in recognition of his excellence in the area of tourism.