Group Chief Legal Officer
Shelly-Ann Nisha Mohammed is currently completing her Executive MBA at Oxford University, Said Business School. She graduated from the University of Oxford, Said Business School with her Masters level degree in Global Business Studies where she was a Merit scholar, the University of Western Ontario, Canada with her B.A. (Hons. Philosophy), the University of Exeter, School of Law, with her Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), and from the University of Connecticut, School of Law with her Masters in Law (US Corporate & Securities), where she was a Deanís Scholar. She was also one of three recipients of a national scholarship to study Comparative Law in Europe at the University of Paris.
Shelly has extensive international experience having worked for three major fortune 500 law firms in New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the Bar Association of Connecticut and Trinidad & Tobago. On her return to Trinidad, she was appointed the Group Chief Legal Officer for one of the largest privately held conglomerates in the Caribbean to work on the largest out-of-court restructuring in the Caribbean. The company encompassed over 65 companies in 32 countries worldwide and had assets standing at roughly US$100 billion. During a nine month period, she reduced liabilities for the Group by over $150 Million USD. She was the Group Corporate Secretary for all major subsidiaries, including companies in Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, United States, Canada, England, Scotland and France. Most recently, she was the Vice President of the largest drinks manufacturer in the Caribbean doing business in over 60 countries worldwide. She is the founder of the Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel Limited, the first ever formalized Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel, which promotes the professional and business interests of corporate and in-house counsel in the Caribbean.