Wendell Mottley

Wendell Mottley

Wendell Mottley (born July 2, 1941) is a Trinidad and Tobago economist, politician and athlete. He was the leader of the Citizens' Alliance, a minor political party in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mottley served as Finance Minister in the People's National Movement government between 1991 and 1995. He was responsible for the flotation of the Trinidad and Tobago dollar. He also won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

He is currently a Senior Advisor and investment banker at Credit Suisse in New York. He was visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, a United States-based think tank, where he researched and wrote "Industrial Policy in Trinidad and Tobago", a timely tome focussing on governance in an oil rich state.

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