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ICAB Students' Conference 2020 (DAY 1)


Nov 10, 2020 08:01 AM

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Senator Hon. Kay McConney
Minister @Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology’s mandate is to lead the modernization of the public sector through transformational and technological change; and to create a sustainable, enabling environment for a vibrant, knowledge-based, digital economy and a digitally intelligent society. In addition, the Ministry’s remit includes telecommunications oversight and policy development which aims to facilitate a competitive, fully liberalized sector fit for purpose in the 21st century. Minister McConney is a former high-level diplomat at the United Nations (UN); a former negotiator at the World Trade Organisation (WTO); and a former Consul-General in Canada. Before taking up her role as a Senator and a Cabinet Minister in June 2018, she headed a company that specialised in leading strategic change in 21st century environments. In addition, Minister McConney has, for more than a decade, been an expert resource for various international development initiatives.
Dev Ramnarine
Quantum Leader, Internationally Experienced Accountant, Auditor and Business Consultant
Dev Ramnarine is a quantum leader, internationally experienced accountant, auditor and business consultant with seventeen years of experience elevating individual and organizational performance. His multi-dimensional experience comes from three areas: accounting & auditing, technology and business consulting.He is a partner of CPA by Choice (middle market audit and consulting firm) and a founding partner of Thrudheim LLC (enterprise blockchain advisory). He is also the principal owner of Dev Ramnarine Education (offers complete online courses for ACCA and CIMA) and an Executive Vice President of the National Association of Black Accountants in Miami. He is an ACCA advocate and has been named 2020 ACCA USA Advocate of the Year. He previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and international clients such as Citibank, Calumet Specialty Products, Angostura, Petrotrin, GlaxoSmithKline, Caribbean Money Market Brokers and Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited and more
Samantha Louis
Vice President International Advocacy @International Certified Professional Accountants
Samantha Louis is Vice President International Advocacy at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. The Association is the world’s largest and most influential accounting body, formed from of a joint venture between the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to this she was Director of the Africa Region of CIMA for whom she has worked for 19 years. She relocated to London in 2016. Samantha is a Fellow of CIMA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is a University of the Witwatersrand graduate. She completed a Masters degree in Business Administration, with distinction, through the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria in 2002. She has served as a technical advisor to the Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).