GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 6, 2019 (CMC) – Canadian gold-mining company, Guyana Goldfields Inc., has appointed Former United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, as its Senior Vice President in charge of Strategy and Corporate Affairs.
The company’s only operating mine is the Aurora Gold Mine in Guyana, one of the largest gold mines in the South American country.
In a statement, last Thursday, the Toronto Stock Exchange-listed, public company said 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.
The former US ambassador 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.”
“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,” said Holloway.
As a member of the executive leadership team, the former ambassador will be focused on all activities involving the government of Guyana, as well as matters relating to in-country management and corporate social responsibility.