Senator Franklin Khan is a Petroleum Geologist by profession, having spent twenty years in the energy sector both locally and abroad in a wide range of positions both at the technical and managerial levels.
Senator Khan holds a BSc Degree in Geology and Geography (1980) from the UWI (Mona) Jamaica, and a MBA (2007) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, UWI (Trinidad).
Professionally, Senator Khan served as President of the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago on two occasions. He also served as a Director of the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) (1986-1990) and as Chairman of National Petroleum Marketing Co. Ltd. (NPMC) from 2001-2002.
In government, under the Patrick Manning administration, he served as Minister of Works and Transport from 2002 to 2005, and as Member of Parliament for Ortoire/Mayaro from 2002 to 2007. In 2015, he was appointed as the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government in the Keith Rowley administration, and in 2016, he was appointed as the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, a position that he currently holds.