Derek Luk Pat
Derek Luk Pat is a father of one, an entrepreneur, a business consultant and, most recently, a circular economy specialist who believes strongly in impact, efficiency, and balance. Aside from recently launching three start-up companies, he has two decades private sector experience at senior levels in several industries across the Caribbean. He has led teams as small as 25 to as large as 800, worked in the manufacturing, distribution, hospitality, finance, FMCG and QSR sectors for multinational corporations as well as family-owned businesses. He has served at the Board level of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality, the Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Safety and Health Authority, the Trinidad and Tobago National Quality Council and is currently the Chairman of the Caribbean Kids and Families Therapy Organisation, a Non-Profit organization dedicated to special needs children. More recently, he has been immersed in the world of Standards and Quality and now, the Circular Economy, in which he is presently engaged in an LAC regional project and is actively involved in the current international standards development for the Circular Economy as a member of the ISO Technical Committee 323, the ISO TC 323 Chairman’s Advisory Group and also serves as the Chair of the Trinidad and Tobago National Mirror Committee for ISO TC 323. He holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, a BSc. Chemistry & Management (Hons) from UWI and is also a Certified Circular Economy Specialist.