Astrid F. Kowlessar

Consultant, Project Manager, and Director in United States

Astrid F. Kowlessar

Consultant, Project Manager, and Director in United States

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Agilience Authority Index ranks Astrid F. Kowlessar in the top 250 of all global corporate governance professionals.

Astrid F. Kowlessar believes strongly in progress. Progress truly strengthens individuals, communities, businesses, and governments. Astrid F. Kowlessar specializes in strategic planning, business modeling, project development and capitalization. Astrid is passionate about connecting with people and organizations for value sharing and growth.

After completing degrees in International Studies and Economics/Finance summa cum laude from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida USA in May 2000, Astrid held the position of Research Analyst, supporting former Undersecretary of Commerce Tony Villamil and his team at the Miami Florida based Washington Economics Group.

Astrid returned to Trinidad & Tobago to strengthen working knowledge in the local and regional economy. At Citgroup (Trinidad & Tobago), Astrid joined the Risk Analytics Unit. In May 2007, she was handpicked as one of thirteen analysts from the entire Latin American region to be part of the Latin American Portfolio Management, headquartered at Banco Citibank, Brazil.

Upon leaving Citigroup, Astrid acted as Account Executive for Barbadian securities firm Sagicor Merchant Ltd., a Trinidad based subsidiary of Sagicor Life Inc. At Sagicor, Astrid led deal closure on Public Private Partnership estate projects within Barbados. Astrid served as partner with Sente Capital Management, with concentration in resource, renewable energy and commercial real estate.

Astrid currently acts as Director, Business & Project Strategy with Vezta Triumph, a Miami Florida and Caribbean based development consultancy. Vezta-Triumph is involved in region wide Capital Improvement and Sustainable Corporate Governance compliance. She was interviewed by the International Alternative Investment Review on Sustainable Corporate Governance and Disaster Response.

Astrid served on the Programs & Events Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). She is a member of the Women Speakers Association (WSA), the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), a supporter of St. Jude's Children Hospital, and a support Ambassador to the Globcal Auxiiary Corps, representing Vision Uganda Foundation.

  • Work
    • Governance
  • Education
    • Barry University
    • CFA Institute