Frank Look Kin (Date of Birth: 13th May 1948)

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Born on May 13th, 1948, Frank Look Kin grew up in Claxton Bay, Trinidad. He attended several primary schools and attained his secondary education at Presentation College in San Fernando before going to the United States to study. He obtained his Professional Degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and completed a Master of Science (MEng) in Mineral Engineering Management at Pennsylvania State University. After graduating, Mr Look Kin returned to Trinidad in 1970 where he took up employment with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mines as a Petroleum Engineer I. He remained there for 20 years, during which time he rose to the position of Chief Technical Officer. He left the Ministry in 1990 to take up the position of Vice President for Business Development and later Vice President of Technical Services at NGC. In 1996, he was appointed President.

Mr Look Kin has played a major role in the negotiation of natural gas purchase and sales contracts. Under his tenure as the company’s president, NGC’s gas transmission capacity had a four-fold increase and now stands at 4.4 billion cubic feet per day. He kept NGC firmly committed to community service in the fields of education, sport and culture, including the sponsorship of NIHERST’s National Science Centre, the first such facility in the Caribbean. He has also been a director of Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited, Atlantic LNG, National Enterprises Limited, The University of Trinidad and Tobago and National Quarries Company Limited.

In 2006, NGC undertook a US$260 million capital investment for the construction of a 56” diameter cross-island, natural gas transmission pipeline from Beachfield to Point Fortin – the largest diameter natural gas pipeline to be constructed in the western hemisphere.

In 2008, Mr Look Kin received the Chaconia Medal (Gold) for his contribution to the development of the energy sector. In March 2009, he retired as President of the NGC after 12 years of loyal and dedicated service.