ANGOSTURA Holdings Ltd yesterday announced that Genevieve Jodhan has been appointed its chief executive officer.
She has been acting in the position for five months.
Her appointment was announced by the company’s board of directors in a notice to the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and a press statement.
Angostura is one of the companies of the collapsed CL Financial conglomerate.
Jodhan has been acting in the position since September 2016 after then-CEO Robert Wong was sent on leave by the board.
After five months on leave, Wong resigned in December last year.
Prior to her appointment, Jodhan was Angostura’s international sales and marketing division executive manager.
In her new role, she will lead Angostura’s executive management team, and support the board on the company’s strategic business and growth strategies as well as other key decisions, Angostura stated.
“Genevieve has the experience and track record of delivering results and has proven leadership,” said Dr Rolph Balgobin, chairman of Angostura. “She spearheaded our international sales growth increasing market share and sales of our signature rums and bitters in Europe, Asia and Australia and has directed the development of the brands in many emerging markets including Russia, Czech Republic, and Armenia.”
Balgobin added that the board was confident that the new CEO would “lead and execute Angostura’s vision to expand globally”.
Forward-looking business strategies
Jodhan said yesterday it was an honour to be appointed CEO.
“I am both humbled and honoured to be appointed chief executive officer. I have been with the company for close to a decade and my commitment has always been to Angostura’s people, products and values. I am keen to build on the long outstanding achievement of our manufacturing business, through the execution of forward looking business strategies that add to the customer experience, and build on our shareholders’ value,” she said.
Jodhan has three children and is the first woman to head one of Trinidad and Tobago’s largest manufacturing companies, outside of the energy sector, Angostura stated.
Her appointment comes at a time when the company’s chairman, Balgobin, is the subject of a sexual harassment complaint by a senior employee of the company.