Mrs. Avyann Ferguson-Awai is an Attorney at Law of over 20 years standing and is an Accredited Director with over 10years experience in Banking and Financial Services.
Currently Mrs. Awai holds the position of Associate General Counsel and Chief Counsel AML/CFT and Regulatory Compliance in the Financial Services Line of Business of the Massy Group which spans Insurance(formerly), Remittances, Card and non-bank financial services. She also leads the AML/CFT Compliance function across the Massy Group in the regulated territories in which it operates locally and regionally.
She also sits as a member of the Board of Massy Finance GFC Ltd. She is a member of the Licensing Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT). She has served as Chairman of the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund, several Board sub Committees of Eastern Credit Union and of its Subsidiary, EPL Properties and on the Legal Committee of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago for several years. She continues her membership and service to the Board of the Association of Compliance Professionals of Trinidad and Tobago as Vice President.
Mrs. Awai holds her Masters of Law in areas of Corporate & Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies with a specific focus on Corporate Governance. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Honours) from UWI Cave Hill and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. Mrs. Awai has also been certified following her participation in the Directors’ Education and Accreditation Programme from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators; in Effective Personal Productivity for Leaders from the Leadership Management Institute and is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the US Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists of which she is also a Member.