ALTA welcomes two new Board Members

i Mar 22nd No Comments by

Since the foundation of the Adult Literacy Tutors Association in 1992, the local NGO has been guided by a strong management team and a Board of Directors. Past and present members of ALTA’s Board have helped to shape the Association into the strong, impactful organisation it is today.

The ALTA team recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, Amol Golikeri and Cassandra Ramkerrysingh. Their wealth of knowledge and experience in a plethora of fields make them an invaluable addition to the current board which is comprised of:

  • Nigel Baptiste, Chairman
  • Paula Lucie Smith, Founder and CEO
  • Marise Warner, Legal Officer
  • Hamilton Padmore, Treasurer
  • Gem Rowe, Secretary

Amol Golikeri recently retired as Assistant General Manager at First Citizens Asset Management Limited with responsibility for the Investment Management, Investment Operations and Marketing Departments. Mr. Golikeri has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector encompassing asset management, merchant banking, corporate banking, risk management, treasury management and financial services, having spent the last thirteen years exclusively in asset management. He joined the First Citizens group in September 2001 after holding key management positions at Intercommercial Bank, Citibank and RBTT Bank. Mr. Golikeri holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA in Finance from New York University. Amol is also a first year ALTA Tutor at the UWI St. Augustine venue.

Cassandra Ramkerrysingh is a transformation specialist with over 30 years’ experience. She has led complex institutional strengthening projects for Governments, Ministries, Utilities, and Private and Public Sector organisations toward performance improvement, growth and development. Central to these transformation projects was the design and implementation of efficient and effective processes and systems, and adult training to effect sustainable culture change.  Several of these targeted socio-economic reform. She has worked primarily in the areas of education and social development, governance and financial management – all relevant to ALTA. She has proven experience in facilitating dialogue with Ministers and Senior Leadership, International Development Agencies, NGOs and community groups.

Cassandra is also experienced in Financial and Risk Based/Value for Money/Performance Auditing and has worked in several countries. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Warwick University, UK, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with Project Management Institute (PMI).


The Association welcomes our two new board members and anticipates mutually beneficial relationships as we work together to empower adults through literacy.