Lisa Agard, the former vice-president of mobile and legal at telecoms provider TSTT, has been appointed chief executive officer of Guardian Media Ltd (GML), effective May 1.
Agard, who was headhunted for the job, replaces Gabriel Faria, who was the company’s managing director for five years and resigned at the end of this month.
GML publishes the Guardian newspaper and operates TV station CNC3 and a number of radio stations.
Contacted yesterday about her appointment, Agard said:
“I am delighted to join the Guardian Media group as CEO. I look forward to working with the dedicated and professional staff across the full spectrum of print, TV, and radio, so that together we continue to deliver a high quality product to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
“We recognise the significant role that the media plays in the development of any democratic society and it is my intention to uphold the highest traditions of the ‘Fourth Estate’ to inform, be open, transparent and accountable in the relentless pursuit of truth.”
GML chairman Grenfell Kissoon made the official announcement in a statement to staff members yesterday.
“Mr Faria will be taking up the position of managing director of Carib Brewery Ltd, which is a subsidiary of ANSA McAL Ltd,” the release said.
Agard, an attorney, holds a postgraduate degree in Law from the London School of Economics. She has had executive management training from the Wharton School of Business and Columbia University, USA, and from INSEAD, France.