Jan Bocas Ryan

A Foundation Board Member of WAND (1998), Jan also served as its Secretary for 13 years. She was a member of the Board and Secretary of the Home Committee, working together with Habitat for Humanity until their merger with WAND in 2002.

A graduate of Holy Name Convent (Port of Spain), St. Pardan’s Convent (Wales) and St. Godrick’s College (England): she possesses a Certificate of Management Studies and Government BSc. From the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus) and an Interior Decorating and Design Diploma from International Correspondence Schools (USA).

She now heads the Felicia Bocas Trust Company which was founded by her Mother in 1969 and servers as its Chairman Director. This Company and FBW Development Company (Port of Spain) is co-owned by herself and two sisters.

With over 35 years working experience, Jan has served as a Secretary with Caroni Ltd, The Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Commerce, BOAC and BWIA, as a Manager of the Secretarial Department of Court Line Ltd (Port of Spain), Reservations Manager of LIAT also in Port of Spain and for three years as Administrative Assistant for Gustaf Calen, Consul General of Sweden, located in Caracas Venezuela. As the Executive Director of the Hotel & Tourism Association of Trinidad & Tobago, for 10 years she travelled extensively and hosted innumerable foreign officials, agents, writers and Environmentalists involved in the hospitality industry.

Jan credits and owes a debt of gratitude to her parents and grandmothers for the role they each played in her life and the great care taken to mentor and teach her the fine art of business.