Executive Team

Ainsley Gill
Group Chief Executive Officer and Director

An energy industry veteran and seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in international government relations, financing, business development, information technology and management consulting, Ainsley is the founding member, Group Chief Executive Officer and Director of the NiQuan Energy Group, and also serves on the NiQuan Energy Trinidad Limited Board of Directors.

Ainsley served as the Foreign Registered Agent for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) in the United States, promoting foreign relations, national security, trade, energy, business development and investments. He was the principal consultant to GORTT in negotiations to leverage the country’s membership in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and was also engaged by the GORTT for the initial conceptualization, strategy development and rollout of the implementation plan for the Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Center.

Other assignments included working as principal development consultant to state-owned gas company, Songagas, G.E. of Equatorial Guinea, where he advised on the collection, transformation and commercialization of all of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) interests and led negotiations to increase Sonagas’ equity interest in the Alba field and the establishment of the 3G consortium, which included Union Fenosa, Eon Ruhrgas and Mitsumi. He also served as the lead development consultant to RWE Supply and Trading and Excelerate Energy in the development of a major Natural Gas downstream facility and as principal consultant to BPTT in the promotion of the Trinidad and Tobago/ U.S.A. strategic energy interest.

Ainsley has founded several highly successful companies, one of which, CompSpa Inc., provided services to the US Government, including the IRS and NASA.

David Dhanoo
Group Chief Legal Officer & Board Secretary

A highly experienced corporate lawyer with over 25 years of legal and executive management experience in asset financing, corporate banking, compliance, (re)insurance, asset management, commercial contracts, financial regulation and litigation, David has worked at the highest levels in insurance banking and the energy sectors.

Now Group Chief Legal Officer for the NiQuan Energy Group, previously David was the Group Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary for the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and its subsidiaries for over 8 years. He was responsible for all QFC Authority Group commercial contracts, legislation and compliance, companies registration office, employment standards office, data protection office, licensing and regulation of ancillary services firms, and board secretariat and governance matters for the QFCA and its subsidiaries.

Prior to joining the QFC, David was General Counsel and Company Secretary of an Allianz Insurance and Bonding Group company and its subsidiaries in London, where he spent almost thirteen years.  He has also worked as an asset finance and banking lawyer within GE Capital and Morgan Grenfell (Deutsche Bank) respectively.

A Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, David was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and shortly thereafter was admitted as an attorney of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago.   He obtained his LL.B and LL.M degrees from Queen Mary, University of London and completed his postgraduate Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London.

Rafael Borja Samperio
Chief Financial Officer

An international deal-maker with over 17 years of investment banking experience, Rafael has worked for some of the most prestigious organisations in the world, including Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. During an extensive career raising debt capital for international clients, he has originated in excess of US$10 billion in debt transactions on behalf of sovereign, corporate and financial institution clients.

A specialist in origination, distribution and credit risk management, Rafael is uniquely focused in the support and development of start-ups in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has been involved with NiQuan’s GTL project over an extended period and brings an informed and practical perspective to the challenges inherent in the development and successful financing of demanding energy projects.

An innovative and business-focussed professional, Rafael is an alumni of Columbia University with a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs and Advanced Management Studies from the Business School, and a B.A. from El Colegio de México in International Affairs.

Strongly committed to social welfare and economic development, Rafael also serves on the board of Soulphia Inc., a social impact venture in New York. 

Roshan Rodriguez
Group Vice President of Special Projects

With a successful track record of delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders and in politically sensitive contexts, Roshan Rodriguez is the Group Vice President of Special Projects for the NiQuan Energy Group. In this role she is responsible for working across the organisation to plan, implement and oversee projects that fall outside of plant operations and production.

Before joining NiQuan Energy, Roshan was the Operations Manager and Small Business Team Lead for the Hawaiʻi Health Connector; the organisation responsible for building the on-line Health Insurance Exchange each state is required to have under the Affordable Care Act.

She was responsible for developing and writing all policies and procedures for the Small Business Health Insurance Options Program (SHOP), which is used by small business owners to provide employees with health insurance and she developed all the related small business training material.

In this role she was required to train Connector employees and educate the general public about the Exchange. This included addresses and briefings to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, Hawaiʻi Economic Association, Hawaiʻi Department of Labour and Hawaiʻi Employers Council. Under her direction, the State of Hawaiʻi was one of few states whose small business program was functional and open to the public by the federal deadline of October 1, 2013.

Prior to the Connector, Roshan was the Client Relations Director for The AGA Group where she was responsible for working with a team to manage and oversee major projects including the initial planning and implementation of the Trinidad and Tobago Financial Centre. In this role, she worked throughout the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. She also worked closely with The AGA Group’s political action committee, ensuring its compliance with federal election regulations.

Roshan holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Spanish from George Mason University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaiʻi Shidler College of Business.

NiQuan Energy LLC

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Washington, DC 20006
United States

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NiQuan Energy Trinidad Limited

Suites 13/14
Tropical Plaza
Southern Main Road
Pointe-A-Pierre
Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
 

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