One year after being appointed Country Manager of St Vincent Brewery Limited, Shafia London, the first Vincentian to hold that post in the company’s 35-year history, has chalked up another first.
London has been named to lead Banks Holdings Limited BHL Group of companies as Chief Executive Officer and will therefore be the Barbados Country Manager for Anheuser- Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer.
When she takes up duties on January 1, 2022, London will become the first woman to sit at the helm of the Barbadian company in its 60 years of existence, and the first CARICOM national to serve as CEO at BHL since it was taken over by AB InBev.
London said it is no secret that the road ahead will be challenging but she is certainly looking forward to working with the dedicated and hardworking team to develop the company further with a clear ambition of growth, sustainability and agility, while balancing obligations as a mother, wife and friend.
BHL is Barbados’s largest beverage conglomerate and one of the country’s most successful homegrown manufacturing businesses.