The Executive comprises 7 members including the President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer and the Floor Representative.
The Executive is elected by Corporate Members of the Association and serve a term of 2 years.
The 2019 - 2021 members of the Executive are:
Name: Örjan Joe Lindberg
Örjan Joe Lindberg graduated from La Universidad de Pinar Del Rio in Cuba with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. A St. Lucian national, he has worked on many projects gaining experience in the areas of fabrication, energy, design, supervision and consultancy in building services for the past 15 years. He is a LEED Green Associate and a certified ACP in Revit Mechanical (BIM).
Örjan is currently employed at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College as a Lectureras well as a Director & Consulting Mechanical Engineer at The Design House Ltd & MEP Solutions Inc; which specializes in mechanical, HVAC and MEPFP system designs. He was the ESD National Coordinator for Saint Lucia as part of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s (5Cs) UNEP – GEF funded Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings Project (2014 - 2017). Örjan has been a corporate member of the APESL from February 2012. He has continued to be active in the APESL, as well as other Associations such as ASHRAE & NARA; and on Technical Committees for the SALCC; the SLBS and the Government of Saint Lucia.
Name: Christopher Wyatt
Position: Vice President
Christopher is a Saint Lucian civil engineer who began his career as an engineering technician in 1989 with Halcrow Group Limited in Saint Lucia. He was awarded a CTAP scholarship in 1990 to study civil engineering technology at the St. Clair College in Ontario, Canada. In 1993, he returned to Halcrow gaining invaluable ‘hands on’ technical and contract administration experience on local and regional projects.
Christopher graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2004 with an MSc in Highway/Road Management and Engineering and gained a distinction for his research paper on an “Asset Management System for Highway/Road Drainage”. After a period of work in the United Kingdom as a highways engineer with a focus on pavement engineering and highway/road asset management, Christopher moved on to consulting assignments in the Middle East and South America.
Christopher has now focused his professional career in Saint Lucia and with his passion for promoting sustainability and innovation in engineering is currently developing the “Green by Design” initiative which incorporates bio or soft engineering measures in road infrastructure design and construction. This initiative also evolves the exploration of sustainable housing solutions with the incorporation of renewable energies and water resource conservation as central features.
Christopher’s hobbies include cycling and graphic art and design.
Name: Verne Emmanuel
Position: Immediate Past President
Verne Emmanuel is a Chemical Engineer who possesses advanced practical and technical knowledge coupled with a passion for continuous improvement through the use of clean technology and best practice. He has a proven track record in developing efficient water, wastewater & quality management systems in the process industry and implementing successful environmental management initiatives in sustainability projects.
A certified Green Project Manager (GPM-b), Verne possesses a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, Masters in Project Management and a Masters in Reliability and Risk Engineering. He is a holder of the Project Management Professional certification (PMP) issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is the current President of the Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries.
Name: Shenaz Narcisse
Shenaz Narcisse is a Civil Engineer who possesses technical knowledge coupled with a desire for continuous self-improvement. A certified Green Project Manager (GPM-b), Shenaz possesses Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Post Graduate Degree in Airport Designs and a Masters in Project Management.
Shenaz has worked at Caribbean Metals Limited as a Production Supervisor, Sales Executive and is currently the Sales & Marketing Manager. Shenaz possesses strong managerial skills, excellent research and development skills. She is always keen to learning new skills and improving on her skills and experience. She is a good communicator both orally and verbally and is able to work on her own initiative as well as working as part of a wider team.
Name: Justin Sealy
Justin Sealy is a graduate of Dalhousie University and started his professional career with the Water and Sewerage Company of Saint Lucia (WASCO) in 2002 as a Civil Engineer responsible for designing and implementing water and wastewater systems. In 2007, he completed a Masters of Business Administration with Distinction in Engineering Management at Coventry University and returned to WASCO in the post of Technical Coordinator.
As the Technical Coordinator, Justin was responsible for managing the implementation of major water and wastewater projects and other civil works funded by several multilateral development banks and development agencies such as the Caribbean Development Bank; World Bank; the European Union; Agence Française de Dévelopement and US Agency for International Development as well as the Government of Saint Lucia and private donors. In 2013, Justin became the Strategic Planning Manager with responsibility for developing and managing the GIS function and Unit, the Asset Management function, and Non-Revenue Water Reduction/Water Loss Reduction Programme. Justin is also WASCO’s Climate Change Focal Point and Disaster Coordinator.
Name: Jumaane Paul
Position: Public Relations Officer
Jumaane Paul is an experienced and qualified civil / structural engineer and project management professional (PMP) with a progressive working history in the Caribbean construction sector, particularly in Trinidad & Tobago and St. Lucia. He has consistently performed various roles for regional and international consulting engineering firms, including design engineering, engineering management, contract management and construction supervision. Notably, he was employed as a senior structural engineer for the Design Engineer (Jacobs Engineering Group) on a major design-build construction project in Trinidad & Tobago (tenure: 2013-2019), consisting of 44km of new dual-carriageway highway and over 30 new bridges / interchanges / underpasses.
Eng. Paul has read for a Master of Science (MSc) in Structural Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK (2011) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering from The University of the West Indies (2005). He is currently on employed with FDL Consult Inc. (St. Lucia) as the designate Senior Engineer. He is passionate about sustainable development and leveraging the potential for renewable energy investments in the Caribbean region.
Name: Kurt Harris
Position: Floor Representative
Discipline: Building Services / Telecommunications
Ing. Kurt Harris holds an MSc in Design of Energy Efficient Buildings and a BEng in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering He works at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College as the Dean of the Division of Technical Education and Management Studies. As Dean he has overseen the modernization of the Division as well as the installation of a 25Kw PV system. He has lectured in the Department of Computer Systems Engineering, working with students to develop computer based projects to solve issues within the community such as Automated Green Houses, Automated Controls for the Management of Sewer Systems, Solar Air Conditioning systems for cars amongst others.
He is also a member and past President of the Saint Lucia Agriculture Forum for Youth (SLAFY). During his tenure as President he developed and oversaw the HOOPSS project as well as being the co-designer, researcher and developer of a Sustainable Charcoal Production System from a $35,000 USD grant from the Global Environment Fund (GEF SGP). This system is designed to reduce the impact of charcoal production of the environment whilst maximizing the production cycle.
He is a strong believer in volunteerism and the need true youth inclusion in decision making. He also believes that for robust and sustainable economic development, the education of a people is critical and cannot be done by entities that are not steeped in the culture and fabric of a nation.