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Goddard appoints new CEO

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL), which has holdings in some businesses in Jamaica, has appointed Anthony Ali as Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados-based regional organisation.



His appointment takes effect on August 1 and follows the recent retirement of the former CEO Martin Pritchard, according to a release issued on behalf of Goddard Enterprises.



A Trinidadian by birth, Ali was educated in Toronto where he also worked until 2009 before returning to Trinidad.



Ali has worked with several regional and multinational companies serving varying sectors such as retail, manufacturing and energy, the company said.



“He is a strong team player and his management experience in sales, operational and strategic planning in the global marketplace will be a significant asset for GEL,” the statement said.



The incoming CEO said of his career goals: “My focus is on growth, profitability and delivering on key performance metrics by aligning sales, marketing and operational excellence with the development of a strategic road map, and engaging our employees.”



Goddard Enterprises Chairman, Charles Herbert said “the GEL board believes that Anthony will bring strategic leadership and new global initiatives to an already sound management team and well diversified operation.”



Goddard Enterprises started in 1921, conducting business from a small shop on Prince William Henry Street in Bridgetown, Barbados. Now a leading conglomerate, the organisation operates in 22 countries in the Caribbean, North, South and Central America under four divisions: manufacturing, airline and event catering, import and distribution, and financial services.



Goddard has holdings in National Rums of Jamaica and the Nissan dealership is operated by Goddard subsidiary Fidelity Motors.



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