Desmond Sears new PSC Chairman
Sixty-six-year-old Desmond Sears has been appointed as Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), replacing Eddie Boyer who held the position for the last two years.
Sears served as Vice Chairman of the Commission for the last two years and was appointed today following the PSC’s 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the Guyana Marriott hotel.
He has a sterling track record in the business sector, being the President of the Shipping Association of Guyana and the Executive Director of Delmur Company Limited.
In a brief telephone interview with the News Room, Sears said he will strive to ensure that the PSC, under his chairmanship, continue to engage with the government on issues of national importance.
He also hopes to achieve the fostering of constructive dialogue with the government and the political opposition.
“We can have all economic benefits but unless the two parties, the government and opposition talk, we are not gonna get much far,” Sears stated.
Meanwhile, the other executives are Deodat Indar was appointed Vice Chairman, Komal Singh as Secretary and Zulfikar Ali as the Treasurer.
The PSC was established in 1992 by five Private Sector Associations with the aim of bringing together all Private Sector Organs and Business Entities under the purview of being one National Body.
Its goal is to be the leading advocate for the private sector on articulated and shared positions on national issues which will promote socio-economic growth and development through the creation of strategic partnership with the Government and other stakeholders.