Kester Hutson is new GCCI President, Rambarran is senior VP


The owner of Dapper Technology Incorporated, Kester Hutson, was on Monday elected as President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) while Richard Rambarran of NCB Capital Markets was voted in as the Senior Vice President.

Gavin Ramsoondar of Zarc Properties Inc was elected as the Junior Vice President and the Treasurer is Orson Ferguson of GTT Inc; the newly elected secretary is Kathy Smith of Dover Waterproofing Technologies Inc.

They will all serve for the period 2023-2024.

Hutson, who previously held the position of Vice President, was elected following the Chamber’s 133rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on March 22, the GCCI said in a statement on Thursday.

The newly formed Executive Management Committee and Council take effect immediately. Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar and outgoing President of the GCCI, Timothy Tucker gave brief remarks during the AGM.

Tucker, who served as President of the Chamber for two years, delivered the President’s report, where he revealed that the GCCI’s cash flow for the year 2022 was $56.7 million as compared to 50.9 million in 2021.

According to him, this indicates that the GCCI can invest in future prospects which bodes well for its members.

“Over the past year, the GCCI has proven to be a prominent business voice in Guyana and I am confident that we are entering an era of unparalleled growth and development,” Tucker said.

He added that the GCCI’s membership continues to grow and now stands at over 743.

Tucker said that the GCCI has tripled its advocacy efforts and remains committed to engaging in corporal responsibilities and supporting its members.

Tucker of Rid-O-Pes, and other members who make up the 21-member council are Shaleeza Shaw of Opulent Consultancy Inc.; Dr. Rosh Khan of Social Rank Media; Keon Howard of Electric (Guyana) Inc.; Rayad Boyce of Sonic Business Services;  Kerensa Gravesande-Bart of Strategic Recruitment Solutions Inc.; Komal Ramnauth of KOJAC; Shaam Outar of Merchant Marine Services Guyana Inc.; Evie Kanhai-Gurchuran of Envisage Marketing & Technology Company; Geraldo Alphonso of Innovations America; Molly Hassan of the Guyana Oil Company Limited; Carlos Mendonca of Ricks and Sari Agro Industries Ltd.; Navin Prashad of M.P. Insurance Brokers & Consultants Limited; Brian Edwards of Green Agro Services & Supplies Inc.; Mary Nagasar of Hand In Hand Mutual Fire & Life Insurance Companies; Nadene Gilbert-Rambarran of Ascension Business Services.

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