Rum and bitters producer Angostura Holdings has confirmed its acting CEO Genevieve Jodhan has been made permanent in the role effective 14 February. With the appointment, she becomes the first woman to lead a large Trinidad and Tobago company outside of the energy sector. Jodhan has been heading the company in an acting capacity since September 2016 when previous CEO Robert Wong went on a period of leave. Prior to her promotion, Jodhan held the role of sales and marketing executive manager.
As CEO, Jodhan will lead the executive management team, support the board of directors on strategic business and lead growth strategies. "Genevieve has the experience and track record of delivering results and has proven leadership," said Dr. Rolph Balgobin, chairman of the Angostura board.
"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."
Jodhan added: "I am both humbled and honored 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."
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