Friday, January 19, 2018

Darren Gosine named NFM chief

National Flour Mills Ltd (NFM) has announced businessman Darren Gosine as its new chief executive officer.

Gosine’s appointment took effect on Monday.

NFM said in a statement Tuesday that Gosine is a former local and export brand manager with Misons Industries Ltd and former marketing director at Port of Spain company Comprehensive Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Chairman of National Petroleum Neil Gosine is the managing director of Comprehensive Insurance Brokers.

NFM’s statement said Darren Gosine had “significant experience in strategic marketing management and finance having held senior positions in that sector over the last 12 years”.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI). He holds an MBA (Merit) from the Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) from Henley Management College (United Kingdom).

Gosine replaced acting NFM CEO Cheryl Edwards who had been at the helm of the company since April.

NFM had been searching for a new, permanent CEO since March.

Gosine, along with Edwards, Ronald Phillip and chairman of Evolving Tecknologies & Enterprise Development Company Ltd (e TecK) Brian Frontin, among others, applied for the job then.

Several NFM directors were said to be opposed when they learned that Frontin was selected for the position.

The situation was later resolved with the help of then-Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz and the search for a CEO continued until Gosine was announced as NFM’s new man of business.

NFM has not had a permanent CEO since Neil Rolingson resigned in 2009.