PHILIPSBURG–The Supervisory Board of Princess Juliana International Airport SXM informed TelEm Chief Operations Officer (COO) Brian Mingo that he has been selected and passed the required screening by National Security Service VDSM recently to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of the country’s airport.
Supervisory Board of Directors Chairman Gary Matser told The Daily Herald in an invited comment on Monday that parties are currently negotiating a contract. Mingo applied for the position in 2017 along with several candidates. The final selection was made and Mingo came out the best candidate.
The board also appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ravi Daryanani as acting CEO of the Airport, a position previously held by current COO Michel Hyman. Matser said the CFO had been appointed acting CEO in keeping with best practices.
“We are negotiating the contract of Mr. Mingo and once that is finalised, I will be able to comment on the details of his appointment,” said Matser.
Mingo was also given the thumbs up by the Holding Company’s Chairman Dexter Doncher and board.
Mingo returned to the island in 1996 right after Hurricane Luis and was hired at TelEm after the intervention of the late Vance James. He started as a project manager within TelEm with the task to deploy new networks such as the data and mobile networks. He started up the mobile branch TelCell with a team of young local professionals.
He applied for the CEO position at TelEm and was a candidate for the job, but Government decided to go with another applicant, present CEO Kendal Dupersoy. Mingo is responsible for all TelEm commercial activities.
He attended St. Joseph School on Front Street, Sister Regina School in Simpson Bay and Milton Peters College, after which he left for Europe to complete his academic degrees.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/72770-brian-mingo-tipped-as-next-airport-ceo