Liberia: Golden Veroleum Liberia Unveils New CEO

Mr. Ferdy Surya Handojo, former CEO left, Mr. Johanes Handojo new CEO (middle)

MONROVIA– Golden Veroleum Liberia Inc. (GVL) has announced the appointment of Mr. Johanes Handojo as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Mr. Ferdy Surya Handojo.

The Golden Veroleum Liberia has been in the country since 2010 with an aim to develop the oil palm sector of Liberia.

By Francis G. Boayue

Mr. Handojo, speaking over the weekend during his unveiling ceremony in Monrovia, said GVL envisions being the best, fully-integrated, African, and global agribusiness and consumer Product Company and a partner for excellence in Liberia will remain cardinal to invest more in the agriculture sector of Liberia.

He lauded the Government of Liberia and expressed willingness to work with the government and its people to ensure a high-level working relationship in line with their concession agreement with the government of Liberia.

He said his vision as New CEO is to increase productivity and improve the livelihood program between the company and its environs.

He further expressed commitment to providing more opportunities to make the oil palm company in Liberia the best and ensuring an effectively and efficient working relationship and as well creating value for all its stakeholders in Liberia, Africa, and globally.

The outgoing CEO Mr. Ferdy Surya Handojo, for his part, said: It’s been a pleasure being in Liberia for the last four years working as a CEO of GVL of which time we were able to improve the road infrastructure and smooth access to road connectivity in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties.”

The Vice President for Strategic and Stakeholder engagement of GVL, Mr. Elvis G. Morris, giving an overviewed of GVL activities in 2022, said GVL in 2022 has started to build the capacity of Liberians through scholarship opportunities and workshops for Liberians to be trained and someday step in some key role of the capacity as CEO’s and other position to serve the company while in Liberia.

Mr. Morris said the company in 2022 has started a livelihood program as part of its corporate social responsibility to economically empower and feed the community where the company operates.

He said GVL has developed about 19,000 hectares of palm plantation in both Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties and constructed two operating mills (one mill in Sinoe County and another Joint Venture mill in Maryland County) and a bulking station in Sinoe County where GVL presently operates.