Former Massy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wilfred Sidney Knox, passed away today.
This was confirmed by the Massy Group in a media release as it extended sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Knox.
It said Mr. Knox worked under the tutelage of Charles Massy, one of the founders of the Neal and Massy group and held various positions rising through the ranks, from a sales representative to joint managing director and later to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
In its formative years, Mr. Knox also served as Deputy Chairman at the UWI Institute of Business (now Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business) bringing considerable depth of experience to the institution.
He will be remembered as one of the outstanding business leaders of his time.
Under his leadership and vision, Neal and Massy was transformed into a Caribbean conglomerate.
It was Mr. Knox’s leadership and persistence that led to the Group’s sustained investment in Guyana over 50 years ago.
He was also responsible for expanding Neal and Massy’s footprint across the Caribbean region and strongly supported the creation of the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM).