Mr. Sham Mahabir has a BSc (Upper Second Class Honours) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of the West Indies. He has received training from various Institutions in the USA and UK. He became a member of the Board of Engineeringof Trinidad and Tobago at the age of 28 and a past member of the Code Committee of same. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers an international affiliate of the International Electrical Testing Association.

Mr. Mahabir has been employed as an engineer with several companies. His carreer began at TYE manufacturing where he held several positions, including Shift Engineer, Design Engineer, Sales Engineer and Sales Manager. Mr. Mahabir also worked as a Project Engineer with United Electrics Limited (1997-2001), where his duties included the general management of major projects such as the design of electrical systems and management of personnel. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as a High Voltage Switchgear Engineer with TYE Manufacturing Company Limited, providing service and support of medium voltage switchgear lines and other major infrastructural projects.

Since those engagements, Mr. Mahabir has gone on to become the owner, Managing Director and Lead Engineer for Shamco Limited, a company which provides Electrical Engineering Services. Under his management, the company has executed a range of projects and services for such companies as Republic Bank, Powergen, PETROTRIN, TGU, Yara Trinidad Limited, and a number of government and retail organizations. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of NGC in September 2015.