Mr. Timothy Hamel Smith was elected President of the Senate on Friday June 18, 2010 at the opening of the First Session of the Tenth Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Hamel-Smith graduated from the College of Law, England and was admitted to practice in 1973. He is Partner and Head of the Banking and Finance Practice Group of Hamel-Smith and Co.
In 1998, Mr. Hamel-Smith became a member of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee to review the Companies Act and in 1997 he was a part of the Government Task Force to review the functioning of State-owned companies.
Mr. Hamel Smith’s specialty lies in project and bank financing. He has been involved in most financings of world-scale projects within the local energy-based industry, as well as several high profile mergers and acquisitions.