PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Shareholder Representative of the St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company (SMHHC) Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Thursday announced that the Council of Ministers has appointed the board members of the Supervisory Board of Directors of the SMHHC and simultaneously appointed Fernando William as Chairman of the Board.
The appointments took place during a shareholder meeting on Thursday. Appointed as new members to the board are Fernando William, Businessman Christopher Wever, Businessman Lloyd Paul, and Banking Executive Charles Thomas. Attorney Jason Rogers has been re-appointed to the board while former Chairman Humphrey Mezas and board member Renald Williams will remain on the board in the short term.
William served as the CEO of the St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company from 1998 to 2000. As CEO he managed all aspects of realizing the planned USD $ 70 Million Cruise & Cargo Port Expansion project. Responsibilities included the securing of financing, execution of the project, marketing of new facilities and financial management of the harbor group of companies. Additional responsibilities included developing initiatives for increasing Cruise tourism and cargo movements in St. Maarten.
Minister Arrindell-Doncher described William as a high-caliber financial, accounting and management executive with a track record of numerous distinguished and remarkable
accomplishments in all aspects of commerce. “In fact, every board members brings a unique expertise that will benefit Port of St. Maarten. Together with management we expect the board to maintain St. Maarten’s position as the best cruise destination in the world and even expand on that through customer satisfaction,” the Minister said.
The Minister congratulated the new board and immediately instructed it to meet post haste to be brought up to speed on the pending issues at the harbor. “We have a lot of work to do, time to get it done,” she said.