Shyam Nokta reelected President of the GMSA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGMSA elects Shyam Nokta as new presidentApril 15, 2017In “Business”Eon Caesar is new GMSA PresidentApril 15, 2016In “Business”Measures critical to overall growth of manufacturing sector still outstanding- GMSA PresidentMarch 29, 2018In “Business” … as new Board of Directors electedIn keeping with its Articles of Association, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association(GMSA), held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for fiscal year 2017-2018 on Thursday,March 28, 2018 where a new Board of Directors was elected.GMSA President Shyam NoktaThe Board held it’s first meeting on April 12, 2018 to elect the Executive for the period 2018-2019.Shyam Nokta the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Environmental Management Consultants, was re-elected, unopposed, as President of the GMSA.Ramsay Ali, CEO of Sterling Products Ltd. was re-elected 1st Vice President, Ramesh Dookhoo of Banks DIH Limited as 2nd Vice President and Ms Glenis Hodge of Tropical Shipping as the 3rd Vice President.The New GMSA Board of Directors Mr Nokta, in accepting the Board’s confidence for a second term as President, indicated that his main objective over the coming year will be to further expand the membership of theorganization.He indicated that an important area of focus will be facilitating the resolution ofissues affecting members. Principal among these are issues regarding the tax regime and access to markets for locally manufactured products.Nokta further indicated that emphasis will be placed on strengthening important sub-sector bodies covering agro-processing; services;chemical and pharmaceuticals; construction and engineering; forestry and wood products; fast foods; and minerals and related products.The newly re-elected President expressed his strong interest in seeing the GMSA strengthen strategic partnerships with other Business Support Organizations (BSOs) to position the business community to maximize opportunities from new and emerging sectors such as the imminent hydrocarbon industry.He emphasized initiatives undertaken by the GMSA in the last year, such as the Ministerial Round tables and UncappeD which have had success and which will continue in the next year.The GMSA has over 100 member companies covering the manufacturing and services sectors.The Board of Directors for this fiscal year 2018 – 2019 was also elected at the AGM.The Board includes such companies as Sterling Products Ltd., Banks DIH Ltd; Edward B Beharry Group;Swansea Associates and Brass, Aluminum and Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF).The new Board of Directors are listed bellow:President Environmental Management Consultants Mr. Shyam Nokta1st Vice President Sterling Products Ltd. Mr. Ramsey Ali2nd Vice President Banks D.I.H. Ltd. Mr. Ramesh Dookhoo3rd Vice President  Tropical Shipping  Ms. Glenis HodgeChairman Forestry & Wood Products Sub-sector Woods Direct – Durable Wood Products Mr. Rafeek KhanChairman Agro-Processing Sub-sector Ricks & Sari Mr. Carlos MendoncaChairman Construction & Engineering Sub-sector KSM Investments Mr. Mahadeo PanchuChairman Fast-Food Sub-sector Guyana Pawnbroking and Trading Company/ Royal Castle Restaurants Mr. Brian JamesChairman Extractive Industries Sub-sector Bosai Minerals Group Maj. General Ret’d Norman McLeanExecutive Member Laparkan Freight Forwarding Ms. Yonette JeffersExecutive Member Swansea Industrial Associates Mr. Clement DuncanExecutive Member JTW Associates Management Institute Ms. Joycelyn WilliamsExecutive Member Brass Aluminum Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF)  Mr. Peter PompeyExecutive Member Edward B.  Beharry & Sons Co. Ltd. Mr. Raymond RamsaroopExecutive Member Guyana National Industrial Company Mr. Clinton WilliamsExecutive Member Cummings Wood Products  Mr. Andre CummingsExecutive Member Global Seafood Distributors Ms. Allison Butters-GrantExecutive Member O-Squared Consulting Ms. Carol Webster

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