Renée Ferguson is the Chief Executive Officer of Kenson School of Production Technology Limited.
A national of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Ferguson has over 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector. She leads the business operations by ensuring efficiency and effectiveness while staying true to Kenson’s vision of providing quality service, driving performance and remaining customer focused. To date, along with her team, she has forged a best in class organization in Trinidad and Tobago, with many service providers benchmarking their systems and processes.
Due to her deep concern for building local capability and capacity, Ms Ferguson worked closely with the founder of Kenson Group, Mr. Kenneth Ferguson to establish and develop Kenson School Of Production Technology Limited where young nationals are identified, developed and equipped with the knowledge and experience to work either on an offshore or onshore facility.
In 2009, Ms. Ferguson developed and implemented a trainee/apprenticeship program, which assist in the development of young females (preparing them for the work place) graduating from secondary schools.
Ms. Ferguson sits on the Board Of Directors and is currently the Corporate Secretary for Kenson Group. She was a past Advisory Board Member on the British Caribbean Chamber Of Commerce (BCCC) during the period (Sept, 2013 to August 2017). She was a past Executive Committee Member and held the post of Treasurer for International Women’s Forum Of Trinidad & Tobago (IWFTT) during the period 1st Oct. 2018 to 30th Sept. 2020.
Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hon.) in Business Management and a MBA, specialism in Strategic Planning from the Heriot-Watt University, UK, along with many other management certificates in Leadership, HR and Quality Management.
Prof Rodney R Jagai has had a very distinguished career in the Petroleum Industry. In 1974 he joined Amoco Trinidad Oil Company as a Petroleum Engineer and worked his way up through positions of increasing responsibility locally and with international Amoco Subsidiaries ending his career with Amoco in 1998 as Vice President – Operations Services.
In that same year he joined Petrotrin as President, a position he held until 2002.
Following his tenure at Petrotrin, Prof Jagai left the industry and pursued a full-time life of academia being a part-time instructor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus during his industry years.
He joined the University of Trinidad & Tobago as Academic Programme Coordinator in the Petroleum Engineering Faculty and rose to the rank of Associate Professor in Practice in Petroleum Engineering.
He was then appointed Acting President of the University of Trinidad & Tobago a position from which he recently retired.
He currently serves as Academic and Management Consultant to the Kenson School of Production Technology, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Acting Chairman of the Kenson Group of Companies.
He is also a Practicum Supervisor for the MBA Programmes at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
He served on the boards of Carib Brewery, ANSA Technologies, Carib Glass and Petrotrin.
Prof Jagai is the holder of a BSc (First Class Honors) in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Ok., USA. He was recently accepted as a Fellow of the Institute of Learning & Management (FInstLM) of City & Guilds and a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI) of UK.
Melissa Mohammed is presently the Manager of Academic Operations at the Kenson School of Production Technology Limited. Her career started as a technician at the age of seventeen and over her twenty years plus she has made many strides through the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. Her ten years spent at Weldfab Limited were in the areas of construction, design, estimating and project management. She later joined bpTT and subsequently became the first female process technician at the bpTT Galeota Point Terminal Facility.
During her tenure at bpTT she again transitioned through many roles with increasing responsibilities, she worked as the Area Authority for the New Oil Export Line Project and was seconded to the Control of Work team thereafter.
Ms Mohammed joined the Kenson School of Production Technology as an instructor specifically for the lecturing of a foreign delegation of Ugandan students however, her range of competencies led to her appointment as Team Lead for Research and Curriculum Development for the qualifications in the International Vocational Qualifications (IVQ) Advanced Diploma in Oil and Gas in November 2012.
Her prior experience gained during the construction, commissioning and operations of various petrochemical facilities within the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and at bpTT attributes to her vast knowledge of the ever changing and improvement of the safety culture that existed before the introduction of the STOW System.
This coupled with her areas of expertise which include Mechanical Maintenance; Electrical Maintenance; Process Operations; Control of Work and Safe Systems of Work and a strong desire toward the advancement of the Kenson School of Production Technology elevated her to the position of Manager, Academic Operations.
Ms Mohammed was approved as an Instructor for the Rig Pass programme of the International Association of Drilling Contractors in October 2013. Further she has been admitted to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) as an Associate Member on 19th June 2014 and was also approved for membership with the Energy Institute in August 2014. She is the City & Guilds Medals for Excellence 2015 Gold Medal International winner for the category of Learner of the year.
Jason Kangalee is presently the Manager – Student Affairs and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of student services at Kenson School of Production Technology. This includes student registration, matriculation requirements, provision of student services, maintenance of records, issuance of transcripts, the examination process and the administration of the course registration process. Mr. Kangalee leads all Marketing Initiatives with the mandate to grow the existing student base. He is also responsible for student engagement, retention and growth and serves as the official authorized keeper of the student records.
Mr. Kangalee has over eight years’ experience as a Student Administrator within the University setting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management/ Information Technology from St. Francis College in Brooklyn and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas
Avalon St. Louis – Clasp is currently our Manager – Programmes and Quality Assurance. Avalon is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Quality Management System (QMS) across the organization. Avalon is required to recommend improvements and continuously monitor the effectiveness of the QMS and works closely with the CEO as requested on projects. The position includes the maintenance of accurate records which includes filing of all documentation submitted for provider registration, programme accreditation, registration of qualifications and quality audits in relation to registration/certification processes.
Mrs. St. Louis-Clasp has over nine years’ experience as a quality management practitioner within the educational and technical vocational setting. She has attained a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Sociology (Double Major) from the University of the West Indies and an International Masters of Business Administration from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of the West indices. Mrs St. Louis-Clasp has also served within the Ministry of Health in the capacity as a Quality Auditor and Public Health Inspector with responsibilities of developing, implementing and monitoring health quality management systems.