Franklyn Augustus Butler II
Thu, July 6, 2017
Managing Director, Milo B. Butler & Sons Ltd.
Milo B Butler & Sons Co has been in business for more than 80 years. The late Sir Milo Boughton Butler founded the company in 1920. The business was developed as a means to support his family and as a vehicle to help further the cause of many Bahamian people who struggled to find meaningful work under the political and social landscape of the Bahamas at that time. The company in its earliest days traded in livestock, cattle, ice, agricultural and prepared food products. At present the third-generation company now focuses primarily on distribution of grocery, meat and general merchandise products throughout the Bahamas Islands. The business consists of two companies: Milo B. Butler & Sons Limited, a wholesale and retail distribution company with four outlets in Nassau, Bahamas, and a commercial development company that operates two commercial shopping centers. The company is also a significant investor in several local companies ranging from cable and telecommunications to banking. .
After completing ‘A’ levels in the U.K. and obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, Franklyn Butler joined his family business of Milo B. Butler & Sons Limited, where he started as a salesperson. Since then, he has served in several capacities, including VP of Sales & Marketing, VP of Operations and now President and CEO of the company. His major challenge in the business to date has been transitioning business ownership and management from the second generation to the third.
Whenever his schedule allows it, he enjoys traveling, singing, reading and generally being on the waters. He serves on the YPO Bahamas Chapter Board. He also serves as a director of several publicly traded Bahamian companies and is an active member in his church, Bahamas Faith Ministries.