Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Planning and Development at The University of the West Indies (UWI) where he has served the University as Lecturer, Executive Director, UWI Institute of Business (now Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business) and Principal, UWI St. Augustine. He is also the founding Director of the Institute of Critical Thinking located on the St. Augustine campus.
Dr. Tewarie has been a Member of Parliament, Minister of Government, Chairman of the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), Board Member National Training Agency (NTA) and Chairman of the National Tertiary Education Policy Committee for Vision 2020.
Regionally, Dr. Tewarie has served on the Board of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), the Trust Fund for the Caribbean Court of Justice has been a feature speaker in the CARICOM Distinguished Lecture Series.
Dr Tewarie currently serves as Chairman of both the National Competitiveness and Innovation Council in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Competitiveness Centre.
Dr. Tewarie was educated at Curepe Presbyterian School, Queen’s Royal College, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania State University.