Montego Bay – Sandals Resorts International has announced Adam Stewart’s appointment as the executive chairman.
Stewart becomes just the second chairman in the company’s 40-year history. He is preceded by his late father and chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, who died earlier this month. Gordon Stewart, a pioneer in Caribbean tourism, founded the organisation in 1981.
Stewart assumes the role after working alongside his father for more than two decades, serving as chief executive officer and, most recently, deputy chairman.
“Some people are dreamers, and some are doers; my dad was the magical combination of both. He was fiercely passionate about offering a product that would exceed expectations, and we are incredibly honored to continue his pursuit of innovation, raising the bar, and creating landmark moments for our valued guests,” Stewart said.
The executive chairman has been recognised for his leadership in the travel industry. In addition, in 2009, Stewart launched the Sandals Foundation with a mission to lift communities through education, healthcare, and environmental protection.
Stewart also assumes executive chairmanship of the Jamaica-based ATL Group. (PR)