The state-owned National Communications Network is expected to soon announce the appointment of Molly Rampersaud-Hassan as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Hassan is the former Marketing Director at COURTS Guyana. She has several years of experience in the marketing and business development field. News Source understands that the NCN Board of Directors and the Government have been in talks with Hassan for months about taking up the job.
The 35-year-old Hassan is a graduate of the University of Guyana who is currently pursuing London-based business studies. She is married with four children and has worked in the marketing field for over 12 years. She also holds certification in Accounting and has also completed several developmental courses through the Harvard Management Mentor Programme.
She has reportedly been offered a multi-year contract and is expected to take up the appointment next week. Her appointment comes on the heels of the recent decision by Government to transfer the NCN Acting Chief Executive Michael Gordon to the Guyana Chronicle where he now serves as General Manager. Gordon was expected to be confirmed in the position after acting in the position for over two years.
However, those expectations were dashed when the NCN Board started to advertise for applications to the position and Hassan was offered the job even as Michael Gordon was still acting in the position.
Gordon’s transfer to the state-owned Guyana Chronicle resulted in NCN appointing its Marketing Manager, Raymond Azeez as the Acting Chief Executive Officer. Azeez is expected to continue in that position until Hassan takes up her post at the start of the new week.
Meanwhile, the Government of Guyana is still to announce what actions it intends to take against the former NCN Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Sattaur and former Programme Director Martin Goolsarran. Both men were forced to resign following a damning investigation conducted by the NCN Board into the finances and operations of the state-owned media.
The Opposition political parties have been pressing for serious action to be taken against the two men.