Eric Phillips is the Chairperson of the esseQuibo Group and a Consultant to Guyana Goldfields Inc., a listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He is the Chairperson of the Inter American Bank’s Civil Society Consulting Group in Guyana that oversees the IDBs portfolio in the country . He is a 1990-91 White House Fellow and the Founder of several NGOs dealing with youth, leadership, HIV/AIDS and culture. He is also the Co-Founder of the Reform Group with Stanley Ming and the co-author of the Guyana 21 Plan , an economic blue print for Guyana’s economic ascendency launched in 1997.
Eric Phillips has an impressive business career. He has three degrees: Chemical Engineering (McMaster University, Canada); Telecommunications Engineering (Stevens Institute of Technology and AT&T Bell Laboratories in the USA); and a MBA in Marketing & International Business from New York University.
Eric has won many awards including: the AT&T Senior VP Award (1993); the Bell Labs Outstanding Service Award (1990); and the Scientific Achievement Award for Apollo Technologies in 1982. He has been featured on the cover of Business Week International and Black Engineering Magazines. He was nominated for the United States Black Engineer of the Year Award for his work on FTS-2000, where he was the Project Manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories for AT&T’s US$15 billion telecommunications system for the United States Government.
Recognizing the need for mentorship and business networks for young community leaders, Eric Phillips designed and managed the IDB funded 18 months Leadership/Mentorship Program for 30 young people in Buxton, Agricola and Albouystown.
He recently became the Executive Director of The Guyana Foundation.
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