Eondrene Thompson has been appointed the new General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), taking over from Lisaveta Ramotar, who was sent on administrative leave on April 24, 2017.
Ramotar along with her deputy, Andrea Seelochand and the Compliance and Legal Officer, Suzanne Bullen was sent on leave to facilitate money laundering investigations.
The employment contracts for Ramotar and the others expired on December 31, 2017, the Ministry said and the Board decided not to renew their contracts.
According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Thompson who was the substantive Finance Manager took up the position effective January 1, 2018. It was noted that she acted in the position of GM since Ramotar was sent on leave.
“The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that the GGB needs to proceed in a new direction under new leadership. The board holds in high regard the integrity, skills, and commitment of Miss Thompson to positioning and leading the organization forward,” the statement said.
The new GM has been at the Gold Board since March 2010 after a 15-year-stint at the Bank of Guyana. She is a graduate of the University of Guyana and holds an Executive MBA in Executive Leadership from Liverpool John Moores University.