Marc-Kwesi Farrell

Marc Farrell is a proud Trinidadian, and the Founder and CEO of Ten To One Rum. Marc’s unique combination of deep cultural ties to Caribbean culture and intimate knowledge of the U.S. consumer market, have propelled him to help elevate the conversation around rum, and bring an inspired, award-winning product to market.

Prior to launching Ten To One Rum, Marc most recently held a number of roles at Starbucks as its youngest Vice President, leading the eCommerce business, U.S. Retail Lobby and Beverage Innovation, during his tenure. He was recruited to join the executive team after a serendipitous meeting with Howard Schultz, the company’s Founder and CEO. This followed earlier professional stints at Fidelity Equity Partners and Bain & Co. Farrell attended MIT at age 16, followed by Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.

Throughout his career, Marc has been focused on bringing unique products and experiences to life through a combination of digital and real-world channels, and continues to put this in practice in his entrepreneurial ventures today. Today he is an active angel investor and on the Board of Wheels Up (NYSE), and The Amazon BBA Advisory Council.

Peter Jeewan

Peter was appointed to the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. on January 21st, 2022. Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario and has worked in various accounting, tax, finance, sales and business roles at industry-leading organizations. He was President and CEO of the Lannick Group of Companies, Canada’s largest regional finance and accounting specialist firm, for ten years before serving as President and CEO of Vaco Canada until April 30, 2021. Mr. Jeewan developed a strong reputation for connecting people and processes to execute on strategy and achieve outstanding results.

Bruce Melizan

Bruce is a non-executive director. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada and an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK. He is an alumnus of Presentation College, San Fernando.

Bruce’s career spans multiple industries and since moving to the United Kingdom more than twenty-five years ago, he has worked internationally in outsourcing, project finance and equipment rental in both Financial Times Stock Exchange listed, and private equity owned businesses including Interserve Plc and Algeco SA. In addition to his Massy role, Bruce also Chairs ES Global, a global leader in demountable overlay and EcoSync, a PropTech/CleanTech startup out of Oxford University.

Bruce brings a diverse skill set to the Board and his experience in data and digital transformation, innovation, and entrepreneurship aligns with the Group’s vision and strategy.

Luisa Lafaurie Rivera

Luisa is a non-executive director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics  from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an MBA and other postgraduate degrees in Finance and Senior Management from the Universidad de los Andes.

She has held various positions in both public and private enterprise and has had significant experience in the energy sector. Ms. Rivera was previously the Minister of Mines and Energy in Colombia, founding partner of Sumatoria, advisor to the Synergy Group and CEO of Ocensa SA and CENIT SAS.

Ms. Rivera has been an independent member of the boards  of ISA, Exito SA, Avianca SA in Colombia and CTEEP in Brazil. She currently sits on the boards of the National Development Finance Company (FDN), Enel Colombia Mercantil Colpatria SA and the Superior Council of the Universidad de los Andes.

Soraya Khan

Soraya was appointed to the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. on December 20th, 2019. Soraya is a Finance Executive with over twenty years of experience within multinational organizations in the Energy and Financial services sectors. She started her career at Atlantic LNG after which she moved to Citibank where she quickly progressed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Soraya returned to the Energy Sector taking on the role of Head of Finance at Centrica Energy before moving to her current position of Finance Manager at BHP Trinidad and Tobago.

Soraya brings valuable experience in corporate governance, company divestments, project valuations and sanctioning, strategic operational planning and forecasting, and treasury and financial controls. She holds a BSC in Accounting and Finance from State University of New York, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Soraya also holds an MBA in Business Administration with a specialization in International Finance from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

Suresh Maharaj

Suresh Maharaj is a Non-Executive Director.  He is a highly-recognized Global Senior Executive with 43 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Prior to his retirement from Citibank in 2015, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Citibank Caribbean and Central America, with responsibility for Citibank’s Corporate, Commercial and Investment and Consumer operations in 27 countries in the Caribbean and Central America, with physical presence in 14 territories, namely Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Cayman, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.  He also served in the positions of CEO and Country Head for the company’s operations in Central America and Ecuador, the Philippines and Guam, Trinidad and Jamaica, spanning 30 years and he was a Senior Credit Officer of Citibank.

Mr. Maharaj is currently the Chairman of Citibank TT Ltd. and Citicorp Merchant Bank.  He is also a Director of Banco de Honduras.  Following his retirement in June 2015, he held a number of directorships for Citibank’s operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama.  He was also the former Chairman of the Trinidad Cement Limited and served as a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation, Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Bankers Association of Philipines, American Chamber of Commerce Trinidad and Tobago, American Chamber of Commerce Philipines and the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry & Commerce.

His areas of expertise include organizational restructuring, return on economical capital strategies, revenue growth initiatives, compliance direction and management, corporate governance and global market identification.

Mr. Maharaj holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science Degree from Mellen University.  He is also a past student of Asja College and Naparima College in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Patrick Hylton

PATRICK HYLTON is a Non-Executive Director and is the Group Managing Director of Jamaica’s largest commercial bank, the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB). He first received public recognition, when the Government appointed him to a leading role in the rehabilitation of the Jamaican, financial sector during the mid-1990s. His wealth of experience in the financial services industry propelled him to the position of Managing Director of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC). He performed this role for five years and in, 2002, joined NCB as Deputy Group Managing Director.  In 2004, Mr Hylton was appointed Group Managing Director of NCB and has led the organisation to achieve record growth in profitability.  Mr. Hylton is an Honours Graduate in Business Administration and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), London. He is a Past President of the Jamaica Bankers Association, and in addition to being a Director of NCB, he is the Chairman of Harmonisation Limited and sits on several boards, including the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services (CariCRIS) and the Mona School of Business and Management (UWI). In 2002, Mr Hylton was awarded the Order of Distinction, Commander Class by the Prime Minister and Governor General of Jamaica.

E. Gervase Warner

Gervase has been President and Group CEO of the Massy Group of Companies since 2009. Prior to his appointment, he also served as the Executive Chairman of the Group’s Energy & Industrial Gases Business Unit and has served as a Director of Massy Holdings Limited since 2004, the year in which he joined the Group.

Prior to his Massy experience, Gervase was a Partner at the international management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he spent 11 years serving clients in the US, Latin America and Caribbean across a wide range of industries. He currently serves on the Trinidad & Tobago Board of Citigroup Merchant Bank Limited, the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and United Way Trinidad & Tobago and is the Chairman of the CARICOM Private Sector Organisation.

 

Vaughn S. Martin

Vaughn brings over twenty five years of Financial & Business Management experience in various business sectors, with twenty one of these spent in the Oil & Gas industry. Prior to his appointment, Vaughn held the position of Managing Director at Massy’s joint venture company, Massy Wood Group Ltd., for seven years. He has held several other executive roles within the Massy Group including Country Manager in both Suriname and Ghana and Finance Director of Massy’s Energy & Industrial Gases Business Unit.

Vaughn holds an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and is FCCA-designated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. As a past national volleyball athlete, Vaughn maintains his passion for sport which continues to fuel his involvement in several sporting activities across Trinidad & Tobago.

David Affonso

David joined the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd. in April 2019 upon his appointment as Executive Chairman, Integrated Retail Business Unit. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2012 when he was appointed to his prior role as Chairman of the Group’s Distribution line of Business. David has been with the Group for over 30 years working with Group companies in both Guyana and Trinidad and has more than 20 years of experience in the Distribution and Retail sector having previously served as CEO of both the Group’s Retail and Distribution businesses in Trinidad. In his current role David is responsible for the Group’s retail and distribution businesses across the region, and serves as Chairman of the Group’s investment committee.