Hayden Blades, Jr., B.Sc., M.B.A.
Economist
Hayden G. S. Blades Jnr. B.Sc., M.B.A.
Hayden is currently the President of Business Insight Ltd (BI), a business consulting and economic research firm.  Over the past 3 years, BI’s clients included British Gas, Powergen, TTMF, RHAND Credit Union, Development Finance Limited, TTPOST, One Caribbean Media, Cove Eco Industrial Park and First Citizens Bank.

He is a part-time host of the CCN TV6 Morning Edition programme, and also conducts the weekly Monday morning Business Breakfast Segment.  During the course of the past 2 years he has interviewed, religious leaders, business leaders, Members of Parliament, labour representatives, academics, NGOs, artistes and entrepreneurs.

Hayden also moderates conferences and seminars and in the recent past has moderated conferences for the TTMA, IGOVTT, UWI etc.  On an annual basis, he also moderates a TV6 special on the Annual Budget.

Prior to this he was the Senior Economist (Asst. General Manager) of the RBTT Group and in 2005 was charged with the responsibility of establishing an Economic Unit for the purposes of providing the Group with critical economic information, projections and perspectives to inform strategic planning and investment decision-making.

Previously, he served as a Manager in the Group Risk Management and Finance Division of RBTT Financial Group Limited.  He has been involved in the review of debt financing requests from a number of the RBTT overseas territories, particularly Jamaica, the OECS, and the Netherland Antilles.

Hayden was also a Manager and Senior Consultant in the Corporate Finance Division of Ernst & Young and was involved in the development of business improvement initiatives for local and regional companies.
Has also been involved in marketing, economic research and strategic planning in the public sector including a rewarding stint in the Research and Planning Department of the Agricultural Development Bank.

Hayden is also a part time lecturer in Economics and Strategic Planning for the University of London, Edinburgh Business School and the University of the West Indies, Graduate School of Business.
• President and Member of the Trinidad & Tobago Economics Association
• Member of the Institute of Banking and Finance