By Benjamin Flowers
The Sarstoon Temash institute of Indigenous Management (SATIIM) has a new executive director.
Foyla Tzalam officially assumed the post on Tuesday at a press conference held at the conference room of the Belize Social Security Board in Punta Gorda Town.
Tzlam takes over from former executive director Greg Choc, who has been in the post of 17 years.
Choc told The Reporter this week that he and the board of directors of SATIIM are confident that Tzlam is fully capable of handling the leadership responsibilities that come with the post.
Tzlam explained that she is also confident of her abilities having worked with the communities for years including being a part of the court battles SATIIM has had with the Government of Belize.
“I am fortunate to be stepping in an organization which is very strong,” Tzlam said, “we have always had the support of the communities and will continue to act in their best inters.”
She also said that interns of how she will carry out her duties she will not change the strategy because it was one that was approved by the board of directors and the community, and added that it is her job to press towards the outlined objectives to the best of her ability.
Greg Choc stepped down from his post at SATIIM to attend the University of the West Indies’s Faculty of Laws program. He leaves the country over the weekend.