While women have been making up an increasingly significant part of the world’s managerial and professional workforce, the perception remains that they have not been making critical and impactful connections with each other. PLOTT is a network advocating for change in this regard.

PLOTT was founded on November 25th, 2011  by two truly driven and dynamic women, Ms. Gillian Wall, Group CEO, IBB Global and Ms. Catherine Kumar, former CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce. It’s our pleasure to share their stories with you.

Gillian Wall

Co-founder and Chief PLOTTer, Powerful Ladies of Trinidad and Tobago, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of IBB Global

Any one who knows her, knows one thing for certain, Gillian Wall is determined to fulfill a single lifelong dream…to change the World. It’s the reason she started her business IBB Global, founded PLOTT and the overarching purpose behind any and everything she does.

Gillian has over 20 years’ experience in various aspects of business; at the strategic and operational levels. A former accountant by profession, Gillian transitioned from employment to entrepreneurship at the age of 26 and continues to break barriers both locally and internationally. She is a licensee and certified facilitator for Leadership Management International (LMI) and the Service Quality Institute (SQI); a renowned executive coach and motivational speaker and major advocate for change in her home country.

Over the past two decades Gillian has positively impacted the lives of business leaders across the Caribbean, US, Europe and as far as China, Australia and Lebanon. Today she is the founder, Chairman and Group CEO of IBB Global, her first company International Business Brokers (IBB) Limited was incorporated in 1998; she’s the co-founder and chairperson of Powerful Ladies of Trinidad and Tobago (P.L.O.T.T), as well as an Ambassador for Peace with the Universal Peace Federation, an advisory body to the UN. In 2015 Gillian was awarded the Medal for Development of Women – Gold by the President of Trinidad and Tobago.

For some motivation listen to  Gillian’s recent interview with Caribbean Mentors.

You can find out more about Gillian, her business and goodwill activities via the websites www.ibbglobal.com, www.plottonline.org, her LinkedIn page and a google search which will take you on a journey of what living a life of purpose really means.

Catherine Kumar

Co-founder Powerful Ladies of Trinidad and Tobago, and former Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Catherine is a high achiever. She has held several senior leadership positions throughout her career such as President & Country Head of RBTT Bank Limited and Inspector of Financial Institutions at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. She also served as the first female President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago and the Bankers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago, and she also chaired the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors. She has served the country as a director on several State Boards and as a representative on other National committees and was inducted into the Hall of Excellence at St. Joseph’s Convent P.O.S, in recognition of her outstanding achievements in business. In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD). In September 2016 she retired from her role as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce – a position she took up in January 2010. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Management Studies, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

For some motivation listen to  Catherine’s recent interview with Caribbean Mentors.