The former US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Affairs for Guyana Goldfields.
The company announced Thursday via its website that Holloway was chosen because of his extensive experience as a diplomat serving for more than 30 years in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Holloway is an expert in government relations, business advocacy, program management, development, and security.
He was the United States Ambassador to Guyana and the Caribbean Community. He also has served in Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Afghanistan.
Scott Caldwell, President and CEO of the Company said: “Holloway brings to the table an intimate working knowledge of Guyana, the government and its people… This experience will complement the excellent platform the Company has already established in the areas of government relations, corporate social responsibility and program management.”
As an executive for the company in Guyana, Holloway will be taking the responsibility of all activities that will involve the government as well as matters relating to in-country managing including corporate and social responsibility.
At the announcement, Holloway said he is very excited about joining the Guyana Goldfields team and with his experience as Ambassador to Guyana he has seen the impact of Gold to Guyana’s economy and its growth.
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.
Holloway served as US Ambassador to Guyana from October 2, 2015, to November 2018.
Under Ambassador Holloway’s tenure, more than 18,000 immigrant visas were issued while more than 86,133 non-immigrant visas were issued. Ambassador Holloway retired after nearly 30 years of service to the US Government, according to a report from the Department of Public Information (DPI).