National Rums of Jamaica names new CEOBy Owen Bellwood
Martha Miller has become the first female CEO of National Rums of Jamaica (NRJ) following the retirement of Neil A Glasgow in 2020.
Miller became the first female CEO in the company’s 40-year history when she stepped into the role on 1 January 2021 following the departure of Glasgow.
Glasgow said: “Miller’s engaging management style, strategic bent and sharp intellect will ensure NRJ’s continued growth and success in the years to come.”
Miller is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, holding a bachelor’s degree in computer studies. She is a board member of the Spirits Pool Association and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to her appointment as CEO, Miller joined NRJ as chief financial officer (CFO) and company secretary in 2013 and was appointed deputy CEO in March 2020.
Miller also held positions in finance at telecoms company Lime Jamaica, Cable & Wireless Jamaica and the Mechala Group.
Komal Samaroo, chairman of NRJ’s board of directors, said: “I thank Martha for her contribution as CFO to National Rums of Jamaica and congratulate her on being appointed to the position of CEO. I also want to thank Neil for his great leadership of the company over the years.
“The company is entering a new exciting phase of its growth and Martha is well equipped to provide high quality leadership to the NRJ team as we pursue new opportunities and navigate around the various challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I have every confidence that under Martha’s leadership, NRJ will become an even more significant contributor to the Jamaican economy. The board of directors joins me in wishing her great success and reaffirm our support to her efforts in the future.”