Cabinet approves reappointment of Lance Hinds as GEA chair

DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 23, 2018

Advisor to the Ministry of Public Telecommunications and local businessman, Lance Hinds has retained his position as Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) for the year 2018-2019.

Chairman of the GEA, Lance Hinds

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon announced on Friday that Cabinet approved the re-appointment of Hinds along with attorney Nadia Sagar; Mark Bender; and a representative yet to be named by the parliamentary opposition. Sitting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Mahender Sharma, and his deputy have also retained their positions.

Hinds’ has more than two decades of practice in the provision of professional services for the design, development and implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for public and private sector agencies. He specialises in ICT strategic planning and implementation at the national level and also specifically for rural community and hinterland development. His professional services have been commissioned by such organisations as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The World Bank, The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury.

He is also Chief Executive of the BrainStreet Group, a business information technology solutions company that offers a complete range of management information and business system consulting services for government and private sector agencies. It is an organisation of computer systems consultants dedicated to providing a wide of range of professional services for the planning, development, implementation and operation of information systems and related peripherals. Services now include online learning and offshore cartoon animation production.

Additionally, he is the current Chairman of DevNet, an ICT developmental NGO specializing in the development of solutions for the exposure and use of Information Technology in disadvantaged rural and hinterland areas.

By: Alexis Rodney

Images: Department of Public Information (Nov. 2019)