Journalist, Government Executive, Private Executive
Afra Raymond's keynotes draw from his findings as an investigative journalist. His most notable focus is on financial corruption in both the private and public sectors. His biggest journalistic accomplishment came from his work investigating the CL Financial scandal in Trinidad & Tobago. Raymond wrote a column called 'Property Matters' in the Business Guardian for eight years and now writes on his personal website AfraRaymond.com.
Raymond also has vast executive board experience. He served as the Executive Member of the Federation of Black Housing Organizations (FBHO) in London, Board member of the Trinidad Building & Loan Association (TBLA), Director of EPL Properties Limited (EPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Credit Union (ECU) and Immediate Past-President of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad & Tobago (ISTT).
Raymond is an expert on property valuation, project appraisals and development management and planning. He's a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Raymond & Pierre Limited. He's also been a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2011.