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.

Julie Avey

Julie joined the Executive Community in August 01, 2015 and is passionate about the People and Culture of the Massy Group. “We are systematically and responsibly dismantling a legacy culture of “command and control” to unleash the potential of the creativity and abundance of each Massy employee so that we can serve our customers and delight all of our stakeholders and fearlessly thrive in this age of disruption”. Prior to this role, Julie was part of the Automotive and Industrial Equipment Business Unit where she had various roles including General Manager of the Car Dealerships in Massy Motors in Colombia, the first acquisition in Colombia by the Massy Group in 2014. Prior to joining the Group in 2010, Julie was GM/Consultant for the Trinidad office of a Change Management Consultancy. Earlier in her career, Julie was part of the International Deployment team for a global supply chain project for a pharmaceutical multinational with responsibilities in the Far East and Latin America.

Angélique Parisot-Potter

Angélique joined the Group and the Executive Committee on March 1 st, 2016 prior to which she had extensive international experience spanning over fifteen years in the oil & gas sector working in the UK, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago and Egypt operating in complex, multi-jurisdictional environments and high-risk regions. Angelique has held many leadership positions in legal, compliance and administrative areas, and her expertise includes energy, M&A, corporate governance, compliance, employment, labour law and the financial and construction industries.

Angélique is a qualified UK Solicitor entitled to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean, and, as the Group General Counsel she leads a high performing team of ethical legal professionals with a focus on collaboration and helping to shape discussion and debate around business issues. Angélique’s role as a member of the Executive Committee also includes leading and developing the Group’s Business Integrity framework.

Wendy Kerry

Wendy is an Attorney and Barrister at Law, admitted to practice in Trinidad & Tobago and England & Wales.  She served as Corporate Secretary & Legal Advisor for the Massy Group seven years prior to her appointment to her current post. Prior to joining the Massy Group, she held the positions of Director, Legal & Corporate Services at Caribbean Airlines and Manager, Corporate Services & Business Development at Development Finance. Ms. Kerry also served as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop the Vision 2020 Draft National Strategic Plan for Trinidad & Tobago and worked on National Sector Strategic Plans for; Governance and Institutional Structures, the Administration of Justice, and Law and Legal Affairs. 

Wendy currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and Chair of the AMCHAM Legislative Committee. She is a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute and has served as a Member of the National Standing Negotiating Committee on Air Services Agreements.

Marc Rostant

Marc is a true Massy alum having started his career with the Group in 2006 in the Financial & Other Services Business Unit and later at NEALCO Real Estate and Pereira & Company Limited. He has been with the Massy Motors and Machines Portfolio since 2011 where he managed the National, Alamo and Enterprise regional expansion initiative.

Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Marc was the Senior Vice President with particular focus on the expansion of the Portfolio into the Colombian market. In this role he has led a dynamic team of skilled executives who have grown the Massy Motors business significantly across 3 major cities along with the establishment of the Enterprise Holdings rental car franchise in 6 cities in Colombia.

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.

David O’Brien

David joined the Group in 2006 and during that time, he has held several senior positions in the Group most recently serving as an Executive Director on the Board of Massy Holdings Ltd and as the Executive Chairman of the Group’s Motors & Machines Portfolio. Prior to joining the Group, David held senior positions at Sagicor Life Incorporated. David has also held directorships on the boards of RGM Limited, DFL Caribbean Limited, the Reinsurance Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited and TIDCO. He was also the Chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority, a member of the Multi-Sectorial Core Group for Trinidad and Tobago’s Vision 2020 and Chairman of the committee to establish the National Policy for Disabled Persons.

David is now focused on developing international expansion opportunities, including potential acquisitions and new business establishments consistent with the Group’s aspiration and vision to expand beyond the Caribbean Basin.