Past CEO Mr. Horace James, 2004 - 2019
Horace James became the Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial Commercial and Investments Limited in 2017. He had been part of the NICIL leadership since 2004 until his death.
Mr. James career spaned leading roles in the mining town of Linden as a mining engineer and community leader. He had extensive strategic, creative and operating management experience in corporate and government affairs.
Mr. James was a graduate of Queens College and earned a B.Sc with Honours in Mining Engineering from the prestigious Camborne School of Mines in the United Kingdom.
Having started his career in the former Guyana Bauxite Company in 1973, his strong leadership skills and engineering acumen gained him recognition within the organization that lead to several promotions that eventually lead to him being named CEO in 1998. In 1998 Mr. James was named CEO of the Linden Electricity Company Incorporated.
Mr. James was also the first Regional Chairman of Linden in 1980 with responsibility for a population of approximately thirty thousand.
He acted as the Chairman for Kwakwani Utility Incorporation from 2014 to 2016.
His love for community, community development and the mining sector lead to the creation of the first ever Linden Museum in 2006 by a team of passionate community members of which Mr. James is part. The museum showcases the rich cultural and industrial history of the town, especially as it relates to bauxite mining.
Additionally, Mr. James continued to serve on several prominent communities, educational and utility boards in various capacities.
Mr. James was awarded the Golden Arrow of Achievement and was presented with a plaque for his outstanding leadership in the Bauxite Century Committee.