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REGULATED INDUSTRIES COMMISSION
The Regulated Industries Commission (RIC) is a regulatory body, established by Act No. 26 of
1998, to regulate the Water and Electricity Sectors. The Commission is currently seeking to recruit
a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of:
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission. Under the directions of
the Board of Commissioners, the position will have responsibility for the strategic direction of the
organisation including oversight of the regulatory activities within the Water and Electricity Sector
as provided for in the Regulated Industries Commission's Act. The position will also manage the
overall day to day operations of the Commission to achieve the expected objectives through effec-
tive use of available resources and within the policy framework established by the Board of
Commissioners and statutory legislation.
Nature & Scope
The Executive Director exercises a leadership role over all the functional areas of the Commission
and ensures the optimal functioning of the Commission by developing policies and procedures to
guide operations, and implement policies, procedures and guidelines as approved by the Board of
Commissioners. This leadership role will also involve developing public forums to promote aware-
ness of regulation within the industry to other major stakeholders and to the public at large. This
ensures widespread collaboration and alignment to the Commission's regulatory objectives while
utilising financial and other resources to effectively and efficiently benefit Trinidad and Tobago.
Interested applicants are invited to view full details of the position on the RIC's
Applications together with documentary evidence of Academic Qualifications, Training and
Experience and the names and contact numbers of two (2) referees should reach:
The Legal/Corporate Secretary
Regulated Industries Commission
c/o Furness House, 3rdFloor
Cor. Wrightson Road and Independence Square
PORT OF SPAIN
Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
Closing Date: March 31, 2015
We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only candidates selected for interviews will
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Automotive Supplies Company
Importers and Distributors of
Replacement Parts for all Vehicles.
22 Charles Street
Port of Spain
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