Margaret Parillon is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms. Parillon is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine with a first degree in Management Studies. Her post-graduate training in Accounting is also from the UWI.
Ms. Parillon was appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 24, 2010. Prior to this appointment she served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources from May 2009 and in the Ministry of Trade and Industry from March 2007 to May 2009.
Before joining the Ministry of Trade and Industry Ms Parillon served as the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.
Immediately preceding to her appointment at the Energy Ministry, Ms. Parillon was Director, Investments Division, Ministry of Finance, the Unit responsible for monitoring and management of a substantial portfolio of state-owned enterprises, spread across all sectors of the economy.
As Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ms Parillon managed the implementation of policies which support the country’s rapidly evolving international trade strategy, the drive for industrial diversification and international competitiveness, and positioning Trinidad and Tobago as the regional hub for finance, business, industry and commerce.