Mr. Glenn Hamel-Smith was appointed to RML’s Board in May 2015. He was appointed Chairman on June 1, 2018. He is a partner and the Head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group at M. Hamel-Smith & Co. and has been practicing law for over seventeen years. He is admitted to practice both in the State of Florida and in Trinidad and Tobago. He began his legal career in 1998 in the International and Corporate Departments of one of the largest international law firms headquartered in Miami before joining M. Hamel-Smith & Co., in 2002.
Mr. Hamel-Smith obtained his Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami, School of Law as a Deans’ Honor Scholar. He also holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in International Business and Management Information Systems from Florida International University where he graduated as a Faculty Scholar at the top of his class. Mr. Hamel-Smith’s legal practice focuses on bank finance and regulation, secured and unsecured lending, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities advisory matters and capital markets transactions.
Mr. Hamel-Smith currently serves as a Director and Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago, having previously served as Vice President of the Chamber and as Chair of its Legislative Committee. He is also a Regional Board Advisory Member for the Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel.