Barbadian confirmed as LIAT CEO

The Board of Directors of LIAT has confirmed the appointment of Julie Reifer-Jones as Chief Executive Officer.

In announcing her appointment, Chairman of the Board of LIAT,  Jean Holder noted that “Reifer-Jones has served at LIAT in the number two position for some nine years and in that capacity has acted as CEO for extended periods on several occasions.

“In addition to her familiarity with the people and culture of the region and her intimate knowledge of the company, her financial and academic qualifications should complement the practical experience of the airline industry she has acquired on the job. I wish her well as she undertakes one of the most challenging assignments in the region,” Holder said.

On her appointment, Reifer-Jones stated she is delighted to be taking up this new challenge and is looking forward to delivering an improved level of service from LIAT to the region.

Reifer-Jones is the first woman to be appointed CEO of LIAT.

She is a graduate of The University of the West Indies, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados.

Prior to joining LIAT, as Chief Financial Officer in 2008, Reifer-Jones held several senior finance positions and has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of finance and management.

LIAT Chairman Jean Holder in discussion with the carrier’s new CEO Julie Reifer-Jones

 

17 Responses to Barbadian confirmed as LIAT CEO

  1. Saga Boy August 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Congrats. Now let’s take more control. Get the governments to agree to tax free travel within CARICOM and make it mandatory for all islands to invest in LIAT.

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    • Leroy August 1, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      You delusional

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  2. Mickell Als
    Mickell Als August 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Chief extortion officer?

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  3. David August 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I hope that you will consider having better fares available for travel to the different Caribbean Islands.Liat’s fares are definitely exorbitant.Your managers and attendants are not very helpful.They are not customer friendly.I can say a lot more.

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  4. Adrian Sisnett August 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Congratulations to the new CEO, but your task won,t be easy going forward without the cooperation of the various governments. Inter-regional tourism is very important and the various taxes added to LIAT fare by the various countries do not help. One common tax is desired as the fare is kept low so people could travel.

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  5. BimJim August 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Reifer-Jones is seen by Carbbean aviation professionals as totally incompetent for the position and the wrong choice, and yet another opportunity for the shareholders to recover from so many recent past mistakes.

    But the die is cast again for the political incompetence to suck many more millions of tax dollars out of the pockets of the shareholder citizens, and for LIAT to continue down the path to closure and infamy.

    So I supposze now we will see how long the shareholder governments can stay afloat in these times of self-centered corruption, bankruptcy and devaluation – and total political fiscal irresponsibility.

    Good luck, LIAT – you are going to need it.

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  6. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony August 1, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    poor fella congrats but your blood pressure about to go through the roof!!!.

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    • Verona Michael
      Verona Michael August 1, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Oh yes, dem Antiguans ain’t easy to deal with, especially that egotistical PM, good luck my sister

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  7. Bajan boy August 1, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    It really is who yuh know and not what yuh know

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  8. Francis August 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Liat can never get better Unless you take the
    POLITICS out of it!!
    Nuff said

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  9. jrsmith August 2, 2017 at 4:33 am

    What a big deal , harry’s rum shop is run better ……………….

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  10. Tony Webster August 2, 2017 at 5:41 am

    We wudda been better off buying 51% of the Brooklyn Bridge….at least we cud sell it on to anudder idiot. Anyone wish to buy LIAT? HMMMM….I know someone who had great experience in running a caribbean airline….champagne included for evahbody…but then….we would have to guarantee landing-rights AND a beach-ful of profits for 75 years. On the uthuh hand….maybe…just maybe…our Chinese friends cud run it….with spanking new fleet , and chinese in-flight dim-sum…and they would have a “legit” reason to n’use our airports….HMMMMM 2.

    HMMM3….these is funny days…but howcum….no-one paying taxes here…is laughing?

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  11. carlisle norville August 2, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I am about to go to Jamacia for only 3 week,s the fare is $ 1,060.00, I pray with all my heart that a billionaire, from China introduces flights to every island in the carribbean, for half of the$ 1,060,00 fare ,that is Carribean Airways I am speaking about, liat & Caribbean Airways dont give a Dam about Caribbean peoples ,they
    only operating to to get as much money as they can,( the mentality programmed into blacks because of poverty)we need a vessel traveling to every island also boy when we gan get a break from these task masters.

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  12. Alex Alleyne August 2, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Will this bring with it “better fares” to the public or just to put some “big dollars” in a friend’s pocket.

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  13. Milli Watt August 2, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Jean Holder is still de WHO of WHAT and another Bajan is the CEO….lets put this together IDOL PLUS LAWLESS EQUALS……stupse. I would like MY TAX DOLLARS TO GO TO AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY and not LIAT

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  14. Alex Alleyne August 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    @Carlisle ,Just for the records, is that total US$ seeing that we in the Caribbean always speaks in and have our eyes on the US treasury.

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  15. Alex Alleyne August 2, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Antigua , LIAT & WICB, what more can you asked for. may be the CCJ ???????.

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