AIRPORT–Former TelEm Group of Companies Chief Operations Officer (COO) Brian Mingo has been appointed by the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Operating Company PJIAE N.V. Supervisory Board of Directors to the position of PJIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective today, January 7, for a period of five years.
Following an extensive national and international search that included candidates from Curaçao, the USA and Europe, Mingo scored the highest among all candidates. As the new CEO Mingo brings to PJIA more than 20 years of local and international executive experience and a combination of senior management, business development, operations, customer service and project change management expertise.
Mingo grew up in St. Maarten and has strong academic credentials, including a Master’s degree in Logistics from the United Kingdom. Prior to his position at TelEm Group, Mingo held the position of General Manager at TelCell, where he developed and implemented the mobile network infrastructure and its business as a start-up.
As CEO, Mingo will assume overall leadership in the airport’s strategic planning, operations and financial performance together with its management board – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ravi Daryanani and COO Michel Hyman.
“During this time of reconstruction and transformation Brian Mingo is the right candidate,” said Supervisory Board of Directors Chairman Alex Dijkhoffz on Sunday.
The entire Supervisory Board of Directors is impressed with the value Mingo will bring to PJIA. “Brian has vast experience in building and growing large organisations. He is a proven leader with a clear business vision, project management skills and the ability to bring people together. His vision on how the airport needs to be transformed and experienced around the world is exactly what PJIA needs as the company enters a critical period for the regrowth of St. Maarten,” Dijkhoffz added.
“It is not an easy task to undertake at this time, especially seeing what PJIA went through, what has been done and what is still to be done to bring the airport back to its leadership position in Caribbean aviation. However, we are confident that with the team now completed with the appointment of a new CEO, we can meet the set objectives and strategic targets.”
Mingo will hit the ground running with several introductory meetings with management and staff, and plans to assist and support the rebuilding of PJIA to its full potential. He told The Daily Herald on Sunday that he plans to inform the government and the public about the continued financial challenges the airport faces, but he remains confident that the airport will get back to its healthy financial state.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/84255-mingo-appointed-pjia-chief-executive-officer