Ian Chinapoo

Guardian Holdings Limited
Group CEO

His career spans over twenty-seven years in Banking and Finance in the Caribbean and Central American region. On October 1 st 2022 he assumed his current role at Guardian Group and has executive responsibility for strategic leadership, growth and management of the Guardian Group. He joined from the Massy Group where he was as an Executive Director, Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from June 2018 to September 2022.

Previous to Massy, Mr. Chinapoo has held overall executive responsibility and accountability the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation from June 2013 to May 2018 and served on its Board of Directors as the Executive Director. Prior to this role, he simultaneously held positions of Managing Director, Regional Corporate and Investment Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Managing Director of CIBC FirstCaribbean Trinidad and Tobago Limited. He joined that organization in December 2003.

Mr. Chinapoo also worked as Vice-President – Business Head at Citigroup Bahamas where he was responsible for the operations of its Global Corporate and Investment Bank and was part of the Bank’s Regional Capital Markets and Advisory team based in Miami. Before that role he held several successive positions, and ultimately the position of Vice President – Structured Finance, at Citibank Trinidad and Tobago Limited from May 1996.

Mr. Chinapoo is also Adjunct Faculty at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business since 1995 and has lectured in Strategy Orchestration, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting and Securities, International Loans Finance and HR Management programmes. He held the position of Deputy Chairman of the National ICT Company of Trinidad and Tobago (“iGovTT”) from its inception in 2011 to January 2013 and is a former Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce from Oct 2018 to September 2022.

He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of The National Commercial Bank of Anguilla since April 2016.