The Board of Directors of Tortola Pier Park Ltd. has appointed Mr. Vance Lewis as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tortola Pier Park effective 1st February, 2018.
Mr. Lewis is set to take up this appointment following the demitting of office by current CEO, Ms. Dona Regis on 31st January, 2018. Mr. Lewis is a seasoned business professional with over 20 years in managerial experience and will be providing Management Services to Tortola Pier Park during the recruitment process for a new CEO. Mr. Lewis is also an active member of the community where he has dedicated much of his time to the growth and development of the BVI in the Rotary Club and various other nonprofit groups.
“We are happy to have had Ms. Regis serve us over the last three (3) years. She has truly been invaluable throughout her term and developed a strong foundation for Tortola Pier Park and the BVI, where which we can all be proud of. We welcome Mr. Vance Lewis as a part of our Tortola Pier Park Ltd team where given his vast experience in organizational structure and management, we are confident that he will be instrumental for the company as we actively recruit a suitable CEO and continue the work that Ms. Regis has started in elevating the BVI’s cruise and shopping product,” said Anghel George, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tortola Pier Park Ltd.
Over the last three (3) years Tortola Pier Park Ltd has been transformed from construction phase to a fully operational multi-use facility and entertainment hub for local residents and international guests. Under the leadership of Ms. Regis Tortola Pier Park has accomplished several milestones including the grand opening of the facility in February, 2016; 96% occupancy in under 2 years; creation and implementation of key management and operational policies and procedures; the successful execution of Tortola Pier Park’s inaugural Jazz & Style Festival; attaining the Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Editor’s choice award for “The Most Exciting New Cruise Port” and Seatrade Cruise Global “2017 Port of the Year” award; establishing Tortola Pier Park as a highly recognized cruise and shopping facility both internationally and locally; the reopening of Tortola Pier Park after the severe territorial impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and playing and instrumental role in the return of cruise vessels to the BVI in December 2017.
With the strong foundation set for Tortola Pier Park, the Board of Directors of Tortola Pier Park Ltd. are keen on recruiting a highly qualified CEO who’s focused will include embarking on a new phase for the facility. The ideal candidate will ensure the continued growth of the new cruise and shopping center via its positive contribution to the BVI’s economy and maintaining strong relationships with their valued cruise partners and stakeholders. The position for CEO of Tortola Pier Park Ltd will be advised within the coming weeks giving suitably qualified individuals the opportunity to apply to be a part of this exciting venture.
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About Tortola Pier Park
Tortola Pier Park is newest development in the British Virgin Islands, which consists of an enhanced cruise pier and a five-acre landside shopping facility. The newly enhanced cruise facility includes a 60ft wide, 1,312ft long pier that can berth ships up to a maximum tonnage of 180,000 GRT. The landside shopping center consist of over 60 stores, including retail, service providers, commercial spaces and office spaces.