Accounting firm Ram and McRae has already begun processing the 36 applications for the post of Go-Invest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will be submitting the names to the investment agency by today.
Partner in the firm, Christopher Ram told Stabroek News that Go-Invest will be preparing feedback for the firm to commence the interviewing process.
The closing date for applications was Friday, November 27, 2015 and according to Ram, due to the placement of the advertisements persons both here and abroad were able to apply. A number of applicants are from abroad.
Ram told Stabroek News that when looking at the applicants’ curriculum vitae he was confident that the level of expertise was there to restructure and transform the investment agency. This was one of the terms of reference in seeking a CEO.
According to an ad placed in the October 25 Sunday Stabroek, the successful applicant will be responsible for “transforming the profile of Guyana as a destination for investors and facilitating the expansion of exports of Guyana’s products and services to traditional and non-traditional markets while managing the day-to-day operations of the Agency’s consistent with the highest standards of integrity, probity and the principles and rules of corporate governance”.
Late October, the firm placed advertisements in the local dailies as well as on the website for the Guyana Office of Investment.
The minimum qualification for applicants is a Master’s Degree in Business, International Trade or a related area.
In addition to the degree, candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior management position in the private and/or public sector; an understanding of regional and international trade agreements; proven experience in preparing reports for and dealing with the highest levels of management and government agencies. The ad said that proven success in operational restructuring will be an asset.
The ad also stated that the agency offers competitive conditions of employment. The former CEO of Go-Invest Keith Burrowes resigned in June of this year.
Ram and McRae was assigned the task of seeking a CEO by the Ministry of Business.