Port of Spain, Trinidad. September 18th, 2020: Mr. Ian Forbes will act as Chief Executive Officer of Angostura Holdings Limited with effect from September 30th, 2020.
Mr. Forbes is currently the Chief Operating Officer of AHL, a position that he has held since January 20th, 2020. He joined AHL in 2017 as Executive Manager-Operations, a position he held until April 1st, 2019 when he was appointed to act as CEO.
His career spans a 30-year period with a robust portfolio in the alcoholic beverage sector with expertise in Operations, Process Management, Plant Design and Quality Assurance and Business Management.
Mr. Forbes has also held senior positions at the region’s leading brewery, moving through the ranks to the highly accredited and certified post of Master Brewer which he attained at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in the United Kingdom.
He has a proven track record of spearheading successful implementation of high-level plant facility upgrade projects, equipment commissioning, process re-design and production optimization.
As an experienced negotiator, communicator and presenter, he has driven AHL forward to efficient standards of operation in a more dynamic manufacturing environment typified by the need for agility and performance-driven results.
In 2017, he led the plant upgrade works on Angostura’s Water Resource Recovery and Anaerobic Digester facility which was commissioned in August 2020. This facility has further enhanced Angostura’s operational capabilities to international standards.
Mr. Forbes holds an MSC Food, Science & Technology from the University of the West Indies and a BSC Chemistry and Biochemistry. He was presented with the Best Student Award in 2007, having attained his MBA certification (with Distinction) at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. Mr Forbes is also an esteemed Member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and the Master Brewer Association of the Americas. His vast field of expertise augurs well for Angostura’s future propulsion into the global market space.