Date: Tuesday, 16th July 2019
TRUKAI’S FIRST NATIONAL FEMALE GENERAL MANAGER
Trukai Industries has welcomed the appointment of Ms Maybellyn Fernandes as its first female General Manager, Sales and Marketing effective July 1, 2019.
Ms Fernandes took over from Mr Andrew Daubney who had been in the position for ten years and whose coaching and mentoring supported her success.
Ms Fernandes joined Trukai in July 2014 as the National Marketing Manager with over 15 years experience working in various leading FMCG organisations in PNG. She has contributed to the immense success of the Trukai and Roots brands over the past 5 years.
Trukai’s CEO Mr Greg Worthington-Eyre said; “Maybellyn’s appointment is also significant in that it brings to Trukai’s senior management team a highly competent Papua New Guinean who will add significant value to our business, cultural and workplace agendas”.
The mum of two says her biggest inspiration in life comes from her family. Growing up she watched her parents work tirelessly as entrepreneurs to provide for their immediate and extended families and the local community. They instilled in her the importance of hard work, sacrifice, service, integrity, family and prayer.
“My siblings have been my inspiration and strength throughout my life. I am blessed with an extremely supportive partner; our two girls are the reason I wake up each morning determined to become and to do better than yesterday.
“I am blessed in that I really love the work that I do for an organisation that is committed to it’s people and the community. Everyday I walk into the office knowing that whatever I do today, big or small, and how well I do it, will directly and or indirectly have an impact on the lives of so many people and communities across PNG. Its very motivating.”
During her welcome reception recently she said Papua New Guineans need to have a firm belief in our ourselves and confidence in our abilities, and to support and challenge each other to build the right habits, attitude and behaviours that will help us grow and develop in an increasingly competitive global community.
“I am very proud to lead one of the largest, and probably the only, 100% Papua New Guinean Sales & Marketing teams in PNG. I look forward to developing my team by challenging them to raise the bar higher and set new benchmarks in everything they do”, she said.
Trukai Industries has 11 distribution centers across Papua New Guinea with over 230 staff in just the Sales and Marketing Department alone.
Source : Trukai