Total Malawi Limited outgoing managing director (MD) Michel Malatino has urged Malawians to drop self interest by raising the quality of service in whatever business they do.
“We must all commit to growth and development to ensure that we move to the next level,” he said at a farewell cocktail party in Blantyre on Wednesday where captains of industry praised him for improving service delivery for the fuel retailer.
Malatino returns to Total headquarters in Paris, France after a three-year tour of duty. He joined Total Malawi in June 2012.
During his tenure, Total Malawi has invested about K8 billion in infrastructure development, rebranding and building new service stations such as The Polytechnic and Kristwick in Blantyre, among others.
Tea Association of Malawi (Taml) chairperson Sangwani Hara said Malatino will be remembered as someone who lit up Blantyre.
“The new service stations along the Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre have improved the face of the city,” he said.
For his part, incoming MD Seggie Kistasamy, a South African national lauded Malatino for a job well done.