The of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), which serves as the government’s asset holding and investment arm, has announced the appointment of RK Sharma as interim Chief Executive Officer.
Below is the full statement issued by NICIL:
The Board of Directors of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (“NICIL”) announces the appointment of Mr. Radha Krishna Sharma as the Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of NICIL. The Board notes that NICIL has been without a substantive CEO since 25th October 2018, with the passing of its then Head. The former acting CEO has reverted to his substantive position as Head of the Special Purpose Unit.
Given the importance of NICIL’s operations as the Government’s Privatization arm and the controversy surrounding many transactions conducted by NICIL over the past few years, the Board considered it urgent and necessary to immediately appoint an Interim CEO of NICIL for a period of three months, after which the post will be filled following an advertisement inviting suitably qualified candidates to apply.
Mr. Sharma is no stranger to the corporate world, having a substantial breadth of experience in the commercial sector, having worked in the capacity of CEO of Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company from March 2013 to December 2015, and as CEO of Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry from July 2000 to November 2009. We are excited to welcome him to NICIL.