Major General Joseph G. Singh, MSS, MSc, FCMI, FRGS (Ret.)

Major General Joseph G. Singh, MSS, MSc, FCMI, FRGS (Ret.)

Special Assistant to the President of Guyana

Currently Special Assistant to the President of Guyana, General Singh has held senior executive appointments in the public and private sectors – and with an International NGO, spanning a wide spectrum of disciplines. He was Director General of the Guyana National Service from 1981 to 1990; Chief of Defence Staff of the Guyana Defence Force from 1990 to 2000; Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission for the 2001 Elections; Executive Director of Conservation International from 2001 to 2005; CEO of the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company from 2005 to 2010; and Chairman of the Board of the Geology and Mines Commission from 2010 to 2012.

General Singh’s voluntary service included serving as Chairman of Government of Guyana and Private Sector Commission’s National Working Group for the Millennium Development Goals from 2005 to  2010;  Chairman of the Regional Steering Committee for the European Union-funded Guiana Shield Initiative from 2005 to 2009. He currently chairs the Steering Committee for implementation of the Rupununi Enhanced Livelihoods Project. General Singh is an Independent member of the Multi Stakeholder Steering Committee for the Low Carbon Development Strategy; and is the Patron of the Guyana Heritage Society.

General Singh is also a Fellow of the UK Chartered Management Institute; a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; and an Officer of the Order of the Golden Ark. His commendations include the Military Service Star and national and military awards from Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guyana, Cuba and the Netherlands. As an author he has contributed articles on a wide range of topics for local, regional and international publications.