Ms. Cindy Pierre

State Counsel II, Treasury Solicitor’s Department, Ministry Of Finance

Ms. Cindy Pierre started her career in the banking sector prior to becoming an Attorney-at-Law. As an employee of RBTT Bank Limited as it was then called, she advised customers on investment portfolios such as money market funds and certificates of deposits, conducted foreign currency transactions and assessed money-laundering risks based on the individual customer profiles.

Ms. Pierre has worked in the Office of the Treasury Solicitor, Ministry of Finance (Office) since 2017 in the capacity of Legal Counsel, Legal Officer, and State Counsel and currently as State Counsel II. Her experience in these roles have been extensive as the Office is responsible for providing legal advice in all matters that impact on the fiscal affairs of the State. In her current role, Ms. Pierre, inter alia, assists in the vetting and preparation of agreements including, guarantees, and loan and bond documents. She participates in local and international negotiations and consultations as it pertains to these documents with a view to providing legal advice. Ms. Pierre contributes to the reviewing of procurement matters within the Ministry in accordance with the various legal and statutory requirements. She also serves on a technical committee that monitors matters affecting banking, economic and financial matters relating to Trinidad and Tobago.

Ms. Pierre graduated with a First Class Honours – Bachelors of Laws from the University of the West Indies- Cave Hill, Barbados, a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School and a LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Prior to her legal studies, Ms. Pierre obtained a BSc. Management Studies (Second Class Honours) from the University of West Indies- St. Augustine.

Ms. Pierre was admitted to the Trinidad and Tobago Bar in 2016 and is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. She has held the position of Corporate Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute for the period 2017-2018. Ms. Pierre was appointed a Director of the National Investment Fund Holding Company Limited in March 2022.