A&B Appoints Jenai Sullivan Wall to Board of Directors

April 28, 2015, 10:49 AM HST · Updated April 28, 1:22 PM
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Jenai Sullivan Wall

Jenai Sullivan Wall

By Maui Now Staff

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. today announced that Jenai Sullivan Wall, chairman and chief executive officer of Foodland Super Market Ltd., has been elected to its board of directors.

Wall replaces Jeffrey Watanabe, who, after 12 years of service, has reached the board’s mandatory retirement age of 72.

Wall has served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Foodland since 1998. 

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Foodland is the state’s largest supermarket chain, which includes over 30 stores under the Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms brands.

Wall also serves as chief executive officer of the other entities that comprise the Sullivan Family of Companies, including Food Pantry Ltd., Kalama Beach Corporation, and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Hawaiʻi. Foodland and The Sullivan Family of Companies employ over 4,000 individuals.

“Jenai’s strong business background and deep commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Hawaiʻi make her an outstanding addition to our board of directors,” said Stanley M. Kuriyama, A&B chairman and chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to welcome her to A&B. Jenai is a talented and proven leader, who over 17 years as its head, has grown Foodland and The Sullivan Family of Companies to encompass over 150 retail stores across nine states. A&B and its shareholders will significantly benefit from her financial, strategic-planning and leadership skills, as well as her extensive retail experience and knowledge of the local market. We look forward to working closely with Jenai as A&B continues to seek new opportunities to strengthen and grow the Company.”

Wall, 56, also serves as chair of ʻIolani School’s board of governors, and is a director of First Hawaiian Bank, Servco Pacific Inc. and the Queen’s Health System.

Wall earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wellesley College and master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University.

For additional information about A&B, go online.

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