Guyana Goldfields has announced the appointment of former US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway as the Company’s Senior Vice President, in charge of Strategy & Corporate Affairs.
His appointment took effect on January 1, 2019.
In a statement, the company said Mr. Holloway is a career diplomat with more than 30 years of international experience in Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on government relations, business advocacy, program management, development, and security.
“Most recently, Mr. Holloway was the United States Ambassador to Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He also has served in Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Afghanistan. Mr. Holloway holds a Masters in International Business Sciences (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)”, the company said.
President and CEO of Guyana Goldfields, Scott Caldwell, said “we are very pleased that Perry will be joining our team, He brings to the table an intimate working knowledge of Guyana, the government and its people from his time as the U.S. Ambassador. This experience will complement the excellent platform the Company has already established in the areas of government relations, corporate social responsibility and program management.”
Mr. Holloway stated that, “I’m very excited to be joining the Guyana Goldfields team at this time. In my role as U.S. Ambassador in Guyana I saw firsthand how the work of Guyana Goldfields has contributed positively to the Guyanese economy and its people with gold currently being the primary driver of economic growth. I look forward to now being directly involved with this work and further strengthening the Company’s in-country relationships to the benefit of both the Company and the people of Guyana.”
As a member of the executive leadership team Mr. Holloway will be focused on all activities involving the Government of Guyana as well as matters relating to in-country management and corporate social responsibility.
Guyana Goldfields Inc. is a Canadian based mid-tier gold producer primarily focused on the exploration, development and operation of gold deposits in Guyana, South America. It is the largest gold producing company in Guyana currently.