Company History

The Export Import Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (EXIMBANK) remains the only official Export Credit Agency (ECA) in the country. It has emerged out of what was formerly the Trinidad and Tobago Export Credit Insurance Company Limited (EXCICO), which was established in 1973 by the Government to promote the export of goods and services. This allows regional buyers access to a wide range of manufactured goods on credit terms.

EXCICO was converted to EXIMBANK following an Order by the Minister of Finance on November 4th 1997, cited as "Financial Institution (Amendment to the Third Schedule) Order 1997." This Amendment to the FIA allows EXIMBANK to conduct "the business of a Confirming House, Acceptance House, Finance House or Finance Company ... (and) ...Financial Services."

EXIMBANK's operations are funded principally by its own financial resources accumulated from profitable trading operations over the years and by various lines of credit provided by major financial institutions. Institutional support is also provided by a Guarantee from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago under the Guarantee of Loans (Companies) Act in respect of the settlement of all claims due and payable by EXIMBANK. EXIMBANK remains a profitable, well managed, state owned financial institution working with local and regional financial institutions and pursuing a business philosophy of promoting selective and controlled expansion of the export sector.


♦ Mr. John Tang Nian - Chairman

♦ Ms. Nicole Patrick

♦ Mr. Greig Laughlin

♦ Ms. Elsa Lara-Joseph

♦ Ms. Mr. Gary Darwent

♦ Ms. Cindy Anne Bazzard

Management Team

  • Mr. Brian Awang - Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms. Josephine Ible - Chief Operations Officer
  • Mrs. Carol Austin - Chief Financial Officer
  • Mrs. Marlene Mendez - Manager, Human Resources
  • Mr. Lindsay Chevalier - Manager Recoveries and Securities
  • Mr. Shaun Waldron – Manager Credit and Business Development
  • Mr. Yoganan Dipchan - Internal Auditor

Our Mission:

To provide a wide range of attractive and effective trade finance products to the export sector that will satisfy market needs, while facilitating regional penetration and expansion at the same time positioning our clients to take advantage of global opportunities.

Our Vision:

To be the premier trade finance and credit insurance institution facilitating the national export thrust as the country pursues its stated goal of sustainable economic growth and development.

Our Mandate:

The EXIMBANK will vigorously pursue its mission to facilitate the growth and expansion of the non-energy export and manufacturing sectors in order to enhance the foreign exchange earnings of Trinidad and Tobago, and to create and sustain employment through the provision of short term raw material and trade receivable financing, term loans, guarantees and export credit insurance coverage to the exporting community.