Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bigio is Chief Executive Officer of GB Group. He has been an active member of the group’s management team and Board since 1998. As CEO of the Group today, Mr Bigio oversees the gen-eral administrative and strate-gic activities of the group’s invest-ments and operations regionally. Mr. Bigio completed his educa-tion in Europe and the United States. He also functions as the Honorary Consul General of the State of Israel in Haiti and played a significant role in the establish-ment of the Israeli Defense Forces Field Hospital in Port-au-Prince immediately after the January 2010 earthquake.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Beyda is President of Huileries Haitiennes, S.A., Agro Products & Services and Southern Commercial Corporation. He has led the Group’s growth in the consumer goods industry for the last 27 years. He is a 1976 University of Rhode Island graduate with a degree in Industrial Management Production and Operations Control.
Executive Vice President Marketing
Laurence Sarah Bigio assumes the duties of President of Marketing, responsible for the Group’s image, concentrating on maintaining an active leadership role in our home market while shaping a business environment that upholds the company’s mission and vision. She first joined Agro Products and Services over 20 years ago as Vice President of Business Development before assuming the Marketing duties for the GB Group. She is also CEO of Caribbean Media and responsible for the direction and publishing of Challenges, a weekly news magazine, the first of its kind in Haiti.
Executive Vice President
Mrs. Bigio Garoute is CEO of Immocaraibes. She oversees the Group’s housing product offerings and real estate development activities for the residential and commercial retail markets. She is currently designing a unique high end residential and tourism project on the famous island affectionately called “Ibo Beach,” located just 20 minutes north of Port-au-Prince. Mrs. Bigio Garoute has been active in this field for the last 11 years and has delivered turnkey housing projects all over the country.
External Affairs Director - GB Energy
Ms. Caamaño joins the GB Energy team as Regional External Affairs Director. Her multinational experience includes working at Coca Cola International as Public Affairs and Communications Manager and at Shell Oil Products Latin America – where her last position was External Affairs Manager for Jamaica, Bahamas and Bermuda. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Juan Carlos Chang
Corporate Planning, Systems and IT Director
Mr. Chang brings thirty years of experience in the field of ERP systems and Financial controls having held various senior positions in Finance and IT at Royal Dutch Shell prior to joining the GB Group. His role is to constantly challenge existing practices to find better ways to add value to shareholders’ and executives’ decision-making processes by providing high quality Management Information. Thanks to his specific skills and experience he is responsible for all matters related to management information systems, financial planning and IT application support and projects.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Dolcé – an Industrial Engineer from University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, PR – joined Huileries Haitiennes, S.A. in July 1983 after a four year experience in one of the largest bottling companies in Haiti. He quickly went through many different positions within the company until 2008 when he became HUHSA’s General Manager.
Luis Fernandez de Castro
Operations Director - GB Energy
Mr. Fernández is the Operation & Supply Director for GB Energy. He is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years of executive experience working for The Shell Company (WI) LTD in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. His experience includes Management of supply and distribution operations, terminal engineering, road transport operations and HSSE.
Jean Marc Glaudon
EVP Building materials
Mr. Glaudon has been in the building materials industry for the last 15 years, acting as Chief Operating Officer for Acierie d’Haiti. As a result, he has one of the leading experiences in the group related to the marketing and distribution of goods within this sector and is one of the Board’s top advisors in matters related to Business Development. Mr. Glaudon was also a key contributor to GB Group’s supporting role to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) rescue mission in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake.
Supply & Trading Advisor - GB Energy
Mr. Henriquez has been in the Downstream Oil industry for over 15 years having previously dedicated his time to working for Chevron Products in Houston, Texas as planner in the Supply Optimization team overseeing the Latin American market. In addition to supply and trading, his areas of expertise include working with multifunctional teams, business analysis, demand forecasting, lubricants, marketing support & accounting.
Human Resources Director
Mrs. Isidore joined GB Group on June 2013 to head the Human Resources department. She previously worked for over 16 years at Brasserie Nationale d’Haïti, S.A. - the biggest brewing and bottling company in Haïti - where she accrued diverse experience in HR, purchasing & administration for both Brana (Heineken) and Viva (a renowned milk company). As HR Director, Ms. Isidore has levelled-up HR procedures to international standards and strives to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all employees and collaborators.
Aviation Director - GB Energy
Mr. Jimenez is GB Energy’s current Director of Aviation. He joined the group as a team member of GB Energy’s acquisition of Chevron assets. He was formerly Shell’s Aviation Regional Sales Manager for the Caribbean, Central America and South American countries and kept a position within the company for over 18 years. He enjoys 24 years of experience in the oil business, including 16 years in the Aviation Business.
Real Estate Manager
Chantal Larco joined Group in October 2006 after more than 25 years of executive experience in the Haitian banking sector. She later assumed the role of being the Group’s Human Resources & Administrative Director in March 2010. As of June 2013, Ms. Larco serves as Real Estate Director overseeing general administration as well as the management & operation of real estate assets.
Treasurer & Deputy CFO
Mr. Lothin joined GB Group in May 2013 bringing over 20 years of experience in the finance and treasury fields having served as Assistant Vice President in Haiti's largest commercial bank as well as Deputy and Financial Controller for Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti. He also served 15 years in the Haitian banking system holding several managerial and executive positions in renowned institutions such as Bank of Boston. Mr. Lothin is a CPA with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Université d’Etat d’Haiti and holds a DESS in Bank & Financial Systems from Université Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Chief Financial Officer - GBG
Mr. Marcano joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer for GB Energy and GB Energy Trading. He enjoys over 30 years of experience in corporate and public accounting, financial planning, controllership and financing. He has served in many senior financial roles, most recently as the Americas CFO for Puma Energy Group. In addition, he has worked in several Fortune 500 companies such as Motorola, Bank of Boston as well as the US Federal Land Bank and the Bankruptcy Trustee Office. Mr. Marcano has a Law degree and an MBA in Finance.
EVP Capital Markets
Mr. Noritake enjoys over 20 years of experience in investment banking, as well as strategic planning and operations. At Citibank, Mr. Noritake was head of their Structured Trade Finance Division and Co-Head of Loan Structuring and Syndications in Latin America completing over $12 billion in complex cross-border transactions. At Standard Bank of South Africa, Mr. Noritake was the Managing Director responsible for all the bank’s lending activities in the Americas including acquisition and project finance.
CEO - GB Energy
Mr. Portes is CEO of GB Energy, the Group’s downstream Petroleum distribution. Pablo enjoys more than 19 years of executive experience working in the USA, London, The Hague & the Dominican Republic at Royal Dutch Shell for downstream, trading, gas & power. His experience also encompasses the upstream side of the business in regions such as: the Caribbean, Central America, Andes, United States, Europe, and global markets. Mr. Portes’s most recent educational achievement is his MBA from Western Michigan University, MI.
General Manager - GB Energy Jamaica
Mr. Pulido is the current General Manager for GB Energy Jamaica, the Group’s downstream Petroleum distribution company in this territory. He enjoys more than 22 years of executive experience working in USA, Colombia & Venezuela with Chevron Corporation for downstream activities such as: portfolio management, retail, consumer & industrial, LPG, and lubricants. Mr. Pulido holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Los Andes University of Colombia.
HSSE Manager - GB Energy
Mr. Rojas enjoys more than 18 years of experience in Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environment management in the Caribbean and Europe. He has acquired experience in diverse sectors including consultancy, construction and the oil industry having previously held leadership positions in Shell. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering and Masters in Occupational Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Applied Psychosociology. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of A Coruña, Spain.
Bela G. Szabo
COO - GB Energy St. Maarten
Mr. Szabo enjoys more than 20 years of executive experience in the insurance, telecommunications and petroleum industries having worked both in the United States and the Dominican Republic overseeing the Caribbean, Central America and USA markets. He has served in many senior roles most recently, prior to joining GB Energy, as Vice President of Corporate and International Business at Tricom S.A. in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Szabo’s holds an Electrical Engineering bachelor's degree, a masters in Marketing and an MBA from Les Heures Universidad de Barcelona.