Ruth Forbes is President and CEO of FortisTCI in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), and stands as one of the few female CEOs in the utility sector serving the Caribbean region. Under her leadership, FortisTCI has intensified its focus on achieving the supportive regulatory environment for the energy sector to ensure an orderly and responsible transition to a greener, smarter, energy future.
Prior to assuming the leadership role, Mrs. Forbes was Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer, and Company Secretary and has 17 years of experience in utilities.
Mrs. Forbes has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Barry University. She holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations. Mrs. Forbes also completed the Directors Education Program and received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors through the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.
She serves as a Director on the boards of FortisOntario and Fortis Belize Limited, and is also a Director on the board of The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC).
Mrs. Forbes is a devout philanthropist and founder of “Jewels Ablaze”, a not-for-profit organization geared at empowering and supporting girls and women.