Press Corporation Limited (PCL) has bid farewell to its longest serving manager and executive member Charles Jimmy Evans who has served the dual-listed conglomerate for 39 years.
Evans joined PCL on November 1 1975 as a management trainee and retired at the end of last month as group administration manager.
PCL group chief executive officer (CEO) Matthews Chikaonda, speaking during Evans’ retirement party in Blantyre last Friday, acknowledged Evans for his stewardship and mentorship.
He also commended him for his great service to the corporation which played a key role in the transformation drive of the company.
Chikaonda described Evans as a man of reliability and an exceptional leader who, during his 39 years with PCL, worked diligently for the company’s growth.
“Evans has been a very humble and meticulous man who paid attention to every detail. He had specific tasks which he was given and he effectively championed them,” he said.
The group CEO also indicated that as part of continuity, the group administration manager will be maintained in two of the corporation’s boards.
In his speech, Evans thanked PCL management for the support and high regard rendered to him during his 39 years of unbroken service.
“It has been an epic journey having started with PCL as a young man and now retiring a grey-haired man.
“At PCL, I have learnt the art of management and have seen the group devolve from a highly centralised system to a decentralised system,” he said.