JAM | May 13, 2023

Executive changes at Massy Holdings 

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Robert Bermudez out as Chairman while his deputy Robert Riley promoted to Chairman

Robert Bermudez, former chairman, Massey Holdings

Trinidad based distribution company, Massy Holdings is ushering in a number of executive changes at the company.

The changes will see long-time Chairman and Independent Dire­ctor, Robert Bermudez retiring and, making way for his deputy, Robert Riley, who has been promoted to Chairman. The changes will also see the appointment of James McLetchie as an Executive Director effective August 15, 2023.

The retirement of Bermudez and the promotion of Riley took effect Thursday, May 11, 2023. Bermudez has served on the Board of Massy since May 1997 and was appointed Chairman in July 2014. 

He served as a Member of the Audit Committee until becoming Chairman in 2014, at which time, he also served on the Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee as an ex-offcio Member. Riley previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the company’s Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Robert Riley, newly appointed chairman, Massey Holdings

Riley’s credentials

He has also served in a variety of executive management and senior legal positions, including Head of Safety and Operations Risk, Safety Risk Leadership and Culture, BP PLC, London, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BP Trinidad and Tobago; Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Amoco and BP/Amoco; and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, BWIA.

Riley has also served on the Boards of Amoco Trinidad and Tobago LLC and other Amoco entities, Titan Methanol; BP Trinidad and Tobago, Atlantic LNG, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Trinidad and Tobago Limited, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), Caribbean Airlines Limited, and Board of Management of J D Sellier & Co, Attorneys at Law. 

An Attorney-at-Law, Riley was admitted to the Supreme Court in 1987. He holds inter alia an LL.B (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies, Barbados; and a BSc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Science from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. In 2003, he was awarded a Chaconia Medal (Gold) by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for his contribution to National Development.

In 2009, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa by the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.


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