Following a process that began in August 2015, the recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) has successfully concluded and the position has been offered to Mr. Owen Verwey.
Mr. Verwey was chosen from among thirty five persons who applied for the position.
The recruitment process was outsourced to a private firm and Mr. Verwey was among the top four candidates recommended by the firm to be interviewed by the Board of Directors of GO-Invest. A sub-committee of the Board conducted the interviews and made the final recommendation.
His contract is expected to be signed shortly clearing the way for him to take on his new appointment.
Mr. Verwey has worked in the Public Sector for nearly twenty years, both in Guyana and abroad and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Exeter in the UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Guyana. He has held senior positions in several public sector organizations where he has been involved in project implementation, policy development, Budget planning, project and programme management and financing.
Mr. Verwey will be working with a recently appointed expanded Board of Directors, to provide critical leadership to an agency that has not yet realized its true potential. He will assist in the development of a 2020 Strategic Plan for the agency and spearhead its execution under the supervision of the Board of Directors.
It is expected that GO-Invest will play a significant role in expanding Guyana’s economy in the coming years.