Melissa Pascal

Country representing

Trinidad and Tobago

Languages

English
Spanish

Education

  • York university , and Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business , UWI
  • BSc Economics , Master of International business development and Innovation

Current organisation

ScotiaBank

Current role

Manager

Skills and Expertise

Economics
Human resources
Management
Resource management
Retail

Areas of interest

Business
Leadership
Sustainable Development
Youth Unemployment

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

I have represented Trinidad and Tobago at the International Hockey Federation; the motto was to give youth a voice. My main goal when I was the representative was to host tournaments for the Under 21 and Under 15. This forum was organized and executed by a youth committee for youths. It provided an outlet for underprivileged youth to play the game. I volunteer at my alma mater and other local NGO’s , mostly at underprivileged area in Trinidad . I specifically provide role modeling, motivation sessions and overall leadership guidance to the children at the primary and secondary level. I was also invited to speak at the country's leading business school on the topic if ' Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Business '. I worked in the family bakery business, which I am the second generation that is very conservative. I implemented best human resources practices and in order to implement and sustain change hired an HR specialist. This resulted in staff concerns increasing in priority and their needs meet within a timely fashion. This improved morale and has reduced the curtailed the high turnover especially in production department.