MNIB Announces C.E.O’s Resignation
Friday, August 12, 2022 – The Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) announced today that Mrs. Afia Joseph- Zufelt, Chief Executive Officer, will resign from the organization effective August 19th, 2022, following the tender of her resignation letter.
Mrs. Zufelt joined the MNIB in February 2021 and provided visionary leadership and mentoring, which took the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic. During her tenure, the MNIB recorded significant improvements in export sales performance, debt servicing, and cash flow management.
The management of the Marketing & National Importing Board wishes to thank Mrs. Zufelt for her exemplary service to the organization and wish her success in her future endeavors.
Mrs. Zufelt commented that “the Marketing & National Importing Board continues to be a cornerstone for a growing agricultural sector and export market. Given the necessary guidance, support and resources, the organization can accomplish the MNIB mandate.” Mrs. Zufelt further commented that “debt and organizational restructuring are necessary components for the organization to accomplish the mandate. “
The Marketing & National Importing Board Act 1973 established the MNIB to market and sell Grenada’s agricultural produce, not marketed under statutory authority, and to find markets locally, regionally, and internationally for agricultural produce.
The Marketing & National Importing Board continues to push forward its mandate to export fresh produce and be a pillar for food and nutrition security throughout the tri-island state. The organization purchases and distributes approximately three (3) million pounds of farmers’ produce to local, regional, and international markets.