Mrs. Shida Bolai has a career that spans over 30 years in the media industry, at both operational and executive levels across all media platforms, including press, television, radio and the internet. She possesses a proven track record of success and has played a pivotal role in the development and growth of the organization. Under her stewardship, CCN TV6 has been able to maintain its market dominance for the last 14 years and the Express newspapers has achieved over fifty percent of the newspaper readership market.
Other key positions held at the CCN Group were, General Manager – Trinidad Express Newspapers, Group Sales Manager – CCN and Advertising Manager -Trinidad Express Newspapers.
At present, she sits on the Board of Directors of One Caribbean Media, Caribbean Communications Network Ltd, Grenada Broadcasting Network, Tobago News and the Trinidad & Tobago Publishers & Broadcasters Association. She currently holds the position of President of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and also sits on the Boards of Little Carib Theatre.
Mrs. Bolai has had extensive training in media management and is the winner of a Fellowship Program sponsored by the Commonwealth Press Union which took her to places such as England, South Africa and Lesotho.
Shida Bolai was inducted into the CBU Hall of Fame in 2019.