I have never had any connection with the Govt. or its representatives and networks
I refer to the unattributed advertisement published by Kaieteur News on Sunday May 13th, 2012 under the headline “Airline business in the making”.
In the ‘Sunday’ section of this advertisement, which alleged that EZjet is involved in some sort of conspiracy with the Guyana Government’s plans to enlarge the international airport and enable it to become the National Flag Carrier of Guyana, there is a reference to my name and employment with EZjet. Further that I am through evidence of my previous employment with Queens Atlantic Group, which is stated to be “just prior” to my current employment with EZjet, a part of such imagined conspiracy.
The facts of the matter are:
(i) I was sought out for the appointment of Country Manager of EZjet on account of my background, experience and success in administration, customer services and public relations at corporate level for Queens Atlantic Group latterly; and formerly in a previous appointment with a major incorporated Guyanese company, working as Executive Assistant to the expatriate MD of a UK/US company appointed as its management contractor. Qualities essential for the successful management of an international airline’s operations I think you will agree. I do not and have never had any connection in an employment capacity, or in any other sense, with the Government of Guyana or its representatives and networks. My appointment is purely on the basis of my abilities to provide the bridge between Guyanese and international cultures in organizational and customer services matters.
(ii) My appointment at EZjet followed 11 months after I left Queens Atlantic Group, that for reasons of redundancy following re-structuring of Headquarters staffing to address changing business needs. That is a normal interval in the recruitment world when seeking senior executive positions and indeed, was also the case prior to my appointment at Queen’s Atlantic. Hardly indicative of any “favoured status” or links at all with Government or anybody else, as your advertisement states!
The Chief Executive of EZjet has repeatedly and emphatically refuted the various allegations of a like kind. I personally have no knowledge whatsoever of any basis for such allegations insofar as they concern EZjet, past or recent.