GT&T appoints new CEO
Radha Krishna Sharma has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and Justin Nedd, Chief Financial Officer.
The appointments follow the resignation of Yog Mahadeo as Chief Executive Officer and Royston Rajpaul as Chief Financial Officer last year.
Mr. Sharma, whose appointment takes effect from March 1, recently served as Director of the National Competitiveness Strategy Unit and Support for Competitiveness Programme. He also held positions as Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Ltd from 2000 to 2009 and General Manager of Demerara Bank Ltd from 1994 to 1997.
Mr. Sharma brings to the job more than 18 years of executive management expertise and a wealth of knowledge in the fields of finance, commerce, business strategy and corporate expansion.
He has an outstanding record of achievement at the helm of financial institutions in terms of growth in profit, assets and shareholder value. He is the holder of a Master of Commerce Degree (First Class) and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons.) and currently serves as a Director on the Board of Guyana Power and Light Inc.
Mr. Sharma is a seasoned and dynamic leader with the capacity to provide the vision, policy leadership and management oversight required for the continued growth of GT&T, the telephone company stated in a press release.
“I am excited about joining the GT&T team and continuing to provide consumers with the best value in Guyana in terms of telecommunications services. GT&T continues to invest in Guyana and bring more advanced services to our people. I look forward to being a part of this continued evolution,” Mr. Sharma said.
Justin Nedd is an accounting professional with diverse experience and qualifications in a number of industries including telecommunications, government, manufacturing, and mining.
Up until recently, Nedd served as the Executive Financial Officer in a provincial government department in Canada and managed multi-million capital projects for Vale, a Brazilian mining company.
He has completed the Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA) programme and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He also possesses a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer Science and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, both, from the University of Guyana and numerous industry certifications from Oracle, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.
Having worked at GT&T from 1996 to 2005, Justin Nedd says that he is delighted to be a part of the GT&T team once again.