Deputy Permanent Secretary
Mr. Stephen A. Abhiraj
Mr. Stephen A. Abhiraj entered the Public Service in 1990 as an Electronic Data Processing Programmer I in the Inland Revenue Division of the Ministry of Finance after several short stints in the Private Sector.
With 33 years of service in the Public Sector, Mr. Abhiraj has served in central agencies in the areas of Information Communication Technology, Human Resource Management, Financial Management and Public Administration and has also worked in line Ministries such as Agriculture, Health and National Security. His assignments required that he provide service to notable entities including the Office of the President, the Office of the Prime Minister, the Integrity Commission, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, two Statutory Authorities and one State Company. Mr. Abhiraj’s extensive years of experience also required him to work alongside and equally provide support to external Consultants from the Private Sector and multilateral agencies.
He holds university qualifications in Computer Studies, International Relations, Public Sector Management and Computer Science, all of which have honed his managerial skill set.
Mr. Abhiraj believes in the oneness of mankind and that through collaboration most challenges can be overcome. He has chosen public service as the vehicle through which he will contribute to the enhancement of humanity while giving due consideration to all of creation.