Former GML CEO Grenfell Kissoon passes away

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Former GML CEO Grenfell Kissoon passes away

Former Guardian Media Ltd managing director and chairman, Grenfell Kissoon has died.

Reports say he died peacefully at his home on Wednesday night—just one week before his 80th birthday.

He had cancer.

His funeral will take place on August 27 at St Charles Presbyterian Church, Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas at 1 pm.

Kissoon worked with ANSA McAL for 28 years, a statement from the company said. It also said he had worked at GML, the TT Broadcasting Company and Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT).

It added he served as the manager of management controls at the Caroni 1975 Ltd and was its human resource administrator for ten years.

ANSA McAL said Kissoon first joined the group in 1993 as general manager of its TT Broadcasting Company and in 1994, he became the managing director of the Trinidad Publishing Company.

He retired from GML in 2016, after serving in several roles and capacities.

Last year he published a book, The People Factor in Enterprise Management Practices and Behaviours for Creating an Inspired and Motivated Workforce – Getting the Best from People.

On Thursday, GML managing director Dr Karrian Hepburn-Malcolm said, “Mr Kissoon as a past managing director was instrumental in building Guardian Media into what it is today. This included acquisitions of radio stations, the start of CNC3 and so on.”

She described Kissoon as being very passionate and committed to media.

“The legacy that many of us enjoy now and we are trying to build upon, a great part of that, was created by Mr Kissoon.”