Professor Edward Greene Appointed New Chancellor of the University of Guyana


GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The former United Nations Special Envoy and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Deputy-Secretary General, Professor Edward Greene, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the University of Guyana’s (UG).

He replaces Chancellor Emeritus Nigel Harris, whose term ended in November last year.

In a statement, UG said that Greene will be installed in a simple ceremony during this year’s Convocation exercise on Saturday.

Professor Greene is currently the chief executive officer of the think-tank, Global Frontier Development and Advisory Services (GOFAD). He was also a former UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean (2012-2017).

He also served as Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, at the Guyana –based CARICOM Secretariat (2000-2010) and as senior advisor, Public Policy, Health and Human Development, PAHO/WHO (1995-1999).

UG said that his distinguished academic career at the University of the West Indies (UWI) included: service as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Development and Alumni Relations; University Director, Institute of Social and Economic Relations (ISER); Interim Director, Consortium Graduate School for the Social Sciences in the Caribbean (1984-1986); and appointments to the rank of Professor (1988), and Inaugural Professorial Fellow, ISER (1994).

Professor Greene holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of London), MSc in Political Economy from Mc Master University, and a doctorate from the University of British Columbia.

He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including national honours from Guyana and Suriname. – CMC