After serving for several years on the Executive Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association, Mr. Sieunarine Persad-Coosal was elected President. During this period he served as Chairman of the Joint Consultative council on the Construction Industry. After vacating his post as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Contractor’s Association he remained a member of its Executive Committee. He continues, however, to represent the interests of the construction and quarrying sectors.
Mr. Persad-Coosal is one of the founding members of the Quarry Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He served on the Executive Committee of the Association including the substantive post of President. His services to the quarry industry were reflected by his election as a fellow of the Quarry Association and a Life Member in 2003.
He succeeded to the Coosal’s business in 1991 when he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coosal’s Construction Company Limited. He has developed the business into a Group of vertically integrated Companies that are engaged in quarrying, manufacturing and general civil engineering contracting. The group also has its own internal security service company. His group is a member of the American Concrete Institute, American Concrete Pumping Institute, National Asphalt Paving Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Caribbean Asphalt Association and the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce. His business successes resulted in him being nominated in 1998 for the Entrepreneur of the Year.
In the year 2007, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association. He also hold membership in the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce for several years and is currently Vice-President of the Asphalt Pavers Association.
Mr. Sieunarine Persad-Coosal presently serves on the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity, a United Nations charitable organization. He is a member of the Queen’s Park Cricket club, The St. Augustine Tennis Club and a major contributor to many institutions, both social and religious. He is also a member of the Trinidad Yacht Club and the Trinidad Union Club.