Marsha Atherley-Ikechi

Marsha Atherley-Ikechi

Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Trading Commission in Barbados

Dr. Marsha Atherley-Ikechi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Trading Commission in Barbados, the only tripartite regulator in the Caribbean. Her portfolio includes consumer protection, fair competition and utility regulation.

Having worked within the private sector, academia and statutory organizations in both senior management and technical staff positions, Marsha has over twenty years of environmental engineering and utility regulation experience.  She has guided a number of projects across a broad spectrum of environmental and energy issues, inclusive of the development of feed-in-tariffs and other strategic enablers of Barbados’ transition to renewable energy. She maintains comprehensive industry knowledge relevant to the sustainable development of small island developing states in areas such as climate change mitigation and resilience, integrated water resources management, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, energy economics, energy efficiency, renewable energy policy and adoption and the water/energy nexus.  Marsha is currently expanding her experience in consumer protection and competition matters.

Marsha holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of the West Indies in Chemical/Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy Management and a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Thursday, 24 August 2023
16:30 - 18:00

Energy Transition (E)

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