January 17th, 2018 – It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that the Board and I hereby announce the formal start date of Andress Appolon and Robert Soussan as General Managers of Lafito Industrial Free Zone (LIFZ) and Port Lafito respectively.
Andress joins LIFZ following a career path that has led her in the financial and electricity sectors in New York, Washington DC and Haiti giving her unique insight into both the private and public sectors in two industries that go hand in hand at many levels. Andress has been involved with LIFZ since the summer of 2017 as an advisor to the Board. Today we welcome her in her new role to lead the team and the company towards a bright future for all stakeholders while making an impactful contribution to the Haitian economy.
Amongst her many duties and responsibilities she will manage a state of the art electrical power production facility, accompany our key export partners in the free zone to establish thousands of new jobs and lead LIFZ’s participation in the country’s opening of the energy sector.
Robert Soussan joins Port Lafito after a 25 year career in the maritime industry, having held several managerial positions in vessel, terminal and logistics operations throughout the world for CMA CGM. Robert has the experience and human skills to be a great team leader and to continue to build strong win win relationships between the company and all those that it serves while continuing to provide best-in-class value chain solutions for its key partners and customers.
One of Robert’s goals will be to reinforce the link between the logistics and industrial developments being implemented and to provide a seamless end to end product for all those that use the Lafito Global platform.
With the addition of Andress and Robert to the existing management teams that have supported our development thus far, the GB Group, LIFZ and Port Lafito Boards are confident that the companies will be managed successfully for years to come.
Please join me in welcoming them and in wishing them Godspeed in their missions under the guidance of our GB Group CEO Pablo Portes.