Castries, Saint Lucia, May 12th, 2022 The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) is just days away from the commencement of its 2022 Chief Executive Officers’ (CEOs) and Leadership Conference, with a Corporate Governance Track for Board Directors, CEOs, Legal Officers and Corporate Secretaries. The event is being held under the theme ‘Leadership Matters: Learning and Living through Disruption and Dislocation’. The annual leadership event will be held at the renowned Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, from May 15th to 19th. This conference marks the return of CARILEC’s in-person events, following a two-year hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CARILEC is quite pleased to partner with esteemed utility member, Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) in hosting this leadership conference, which will feature expert regional and international speakers. This event is in keeping with CARILEC’s mandate to provide knowledge sharing, capacity building and networking forums for members and partners, towards a more resilient and sustainable regional energy sector.

There will be a meeting of the CARILEC Board of Directors on Sunday, May 15th, followed by the Opening Ceremony of the Conference to be hosted by BPL, and a Cocktail Reception, sponsored by the 2022 CEOs and Leadership Conference Platinum Sponsor, New Fortress Energy. Delegates will enjoy a front row seat to a series of energy leadership sessions from notable speakers. These include a CARILEC Leaders Panel Discussion, moderated by the CARILEC’s Executive Director, Dr. Cletus Bertin; and an engaging discourse on ‘Advancing Energy Leadership through Collaborative Capacity Development’ by a panel of diverse and elite energy professionals, including Mr. Burlington Strachan, Former Director of Grid Solutions and Support Services and current COO, New Providence at BPL. Another conference highlight is a power-packed presentation on ‘Wärtsilä’s Decarbonisation Services’ by Tganni Louisy and Christoffer Ek, Business Development Manager and Director of Decarbonisation Services (respectively) at Wärtsilä.

CARILEC is thrilled to introduce Wärtsilä, a stalwart in the international energy industry, as this year’s CEOs and Leadership Conference’s Diamond Sponsor. Wärtsilä has pioneered numerous innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for further development of the Caribbean’s energy market. As such, it is only fitting that this organisation be the premiere sponsor for this event. Other distinguished and valued sponsors for this year’s conference include Aggreko (Gold Sponsor-CEOs), Eagle LNG Partners (Gold Sponsor-CEOs), MSHS Group (Silver Sponsor-CEOs), Higgs and Johnson (Platinum Sponsor-Corporate Governance Track), and Emera Caribbean (Gold Sponsor- Corporate Governance Track).

The Corporate Governance Track will provide delegates with Corporate Governance Certification Training, facilitated by a Corporate Governance Expert at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, alongside presentations on Cybersecurity Governance, by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Also included are presentations on the role and responsibilities of Board Directors, and the relationship between Board and Management, by a team of reputable Attorneys from the Bahamian law firm Higgs & Johnson. This learning and development component of the conference is particularly important to CARILEC, as the Association aims to provide forums for the continued professional development of its members. The Corporate Governance Track will conclude with a CARILEC Corporate Governance Roundtable on May 19th. CARILEC looks forward to welcoming all delegates to the Nassau, Bahamas for this exciting conference.


For further information, contact:

Karen C. Piper

Assistant Manager, Communications & Disaster Management

Mobile Phone : +1 (758) 728 9212

Email : [email protected]



The Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) is an association of energy solution providers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean. CARILEC was established in 1989 with nine (9) members as part of an electric Utilities modernization project funded by USAID and implemented by NRECA under a five-year “Co-operative Agreement.” Currently, CARILEC comprises over one hundred members. This includes thirty-three (33) Full Members that are electric Utilities, and over eighty (80) Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Associate and Affiliate Members that are companies involved in some aspect of servicing the electric Utility business

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