Dr. Shelton Nicholls is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.He played an instrumental role in the preparation of the White Paper on Financial Sector Reform, the development of new guidelines and a disclosure statement for the residential mortgage market, the introduction of a new interest rate benchmark for the pricing and re-pricing of residential mortgages and the establishment of a business continuity framework for the financial sector in Trinidad and Tobago. He received a fellowship award in 2012 from the Institute of Banking and Finance for his contribution to the development of the banking industryin Trinidad and Tobago.

Heholds a B.Sc. Degree (Economics),an M.Sc. Degree (Economics with a specialization in Time Series Econometrics) from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and was the recipient of a Commonwealth academic scholarship to Queen Mary College, University of London where he obtained a Ph.D. Degree in Economics. Dr. Nicholls lectured in monetary and financial economicsat the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, was Visiting Commonwealth Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK and served as Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies (now the CCMF). He has published widely in regional and international academic and policy journals on trade, economic integration, econometric modeling and financial services.