Karen Seebaran-Blondet - Supervisor of Insolvency, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Ms. Karen Seebaran-Blondet is a public service professional, and was appointed in July 2017 as the Supervisor of Insolvency in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She is charged with the general administration of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, 2006 (BIA).
Prior to her appointment in the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency (OSI), Ms. Seebaran-Blondet held positions of Treasury Director and Deputy Comptroller of Accounts where she had oversight of operations pertaining to the Treasury Management and Financial Management Branches, of the Treasury Division. She has been a key figure in the production of the Consolidated Public Accounts of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and also a key contributor to the kickoff of several critical projects such as the upgrade of a specialized Information System; amendments to relevant legislation and the finalization of the associated subsidiary legislation for Electronic Funds Transfer, Public Financial Management Reform in the Public Sector, including the implementation of Cash Basis IPSAS and Accounting Reform.
Ms. Seebaran-Blondet is a Fellow of ACCA and graduated from the Herriot–Watt University, Edinburgh Business School with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has obtained training in all areas pertaining to leadership and management that has developed her technical competence and strategic vision.
Ms. Seebaran-Blondet has taken steps towards the implementation of international standards and best practice in insolvency management and supervision. She has initiated making the OSI an essential part of the legal infrastructure to support the framework of “the Ease of Doing Business in respect of “Resolving Insolvencies”.