For the primary time in its over 40-year historical past, a lady will lead the operations of Nationwide Rums of Jamaica (NRJ) Restricted.
Martha Miller was appointed as CEO of NRJ efficient January 1, 2021, following the retirement of former CEO Neil A. Glasgow.
Miller is a graduate of the College of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Science Diploma in Pc Research and a Fellow of the Affiliation of Chartered Licensed Accountants. She can be a board member of the Spirits Pool Affiliation (SPA) and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC).
She joined NRJ as chief monetary officer and firm secretary on November 18, 2013, and was appointed Deputy CEO in March 2020. Earlier than her employment at NRJ, Miller’s profession spanned over 20 years having served in senior positions as Regional Head Expertise at LIME; Vice President, Monetary Planning and Evaluation at Cable & Wi-fi Jamaica Restricted; and Basic Supervisor, Finance on the ICD Group of Corporations/Mechala Group.
In lauding the appointment, former CEO Neil Glasgow mentioned, “Miller’s partaking administration model, strategic bent and sharp mind will guarantee NRJ’s continued development and success within the years to come back.”
Former CEO of Nationwide Rums of Jamaica Neil Glasgow
Miller has performed a pivotal position in NRJ’s success over the previous seven years and is anticipated to guide the corporate within the growth of its attain as a significant producer and exporter of high quality rums from Jamaica, the Nationwide Rums mentioned in a press launch.
Komal Samaroo chairman of NRJ’s board of administrators additionally lauded Miller’s appointment.
“I thank Martha for her contribution as CFO to Nationwide Rums of Jamaica and congratulate her on being appointed to the place of CEO. I additionally need to thank Neil for his nice management of the corporate through the years.”
Samaroo famous that the corporate is getting into a brand new thrilling part of its development and Miller is nicely outfitted to offer high-quality management to the NRJ crew because it pursues new alternatives and navigates across the numerous challenges, together with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve each confidence that underneath Martha’s management, NRJ will grow to be an much more important contributor to the Jamaican economic system. The board of administrators joins me in wishing her nice success and reaffirm our help to her efforts sooner or later”.
In 1980, Nationwide Rums of Jamaica (NRJ) was integrated as wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nationwide Sugar Firm Restricted with the remit to function the distillery belongings of the guardian firm. In 2006, the Authorities of Jamaica divested two-thirds of their shares in Nationwide Rums of Jamaica with a 3rd going to Demerara Distillers Restricted (homeowners of El Dorado Rum) and the ultimate third to West Indies Rum Distillers – based mostly in Barbados, and which has since been acquired by Maison Ferrand Restricted (homeowners of Plantation Rums).