Candidate #9, Viren V. Kotai
Viren Vinod Kotai was born on Sint Maarten in 1995, right in between the two major hurricanes Luis and Marilyn. He attended primary and secondary school here on St. Maarten. Hereafter he went to Canada where he completed an associate level in Accounting and Finance.
Due to his passion for sports, he transferred to Niagara College Canada where he graduated in 2017 with an Advanced Diploma in Sport Admin/MGMT. His first order of business was to return to Sint Maarten to see how he could contribute to the country of his birth. From a very young age Viren specialized in various sports which enabled him to become a multi-sport athlete involved particularly in soccer and basketball.
As an avid sportsman he traveled vastly in order to gain international experience in sports and sports management. Viren works currently at the airport, but his goal is to be a part of government to be able to improve the quality and quantity of sports in Sint Maarten. Viren seeks to be a fresh voice for his generation.