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Carl B. Greenidge

Second Vice President & Minister of Foreign Affairs


Mr. Carl B. Greenidge was a member of the 10th Parliament during which time he was Chairman of the PAC and the Economic Services Committee, inter alia. He has rendered distinguished service nationally, in the Caribbean and internationally in areas ranging from debt to agricultural policy and from science and technology policy to the use of ICTs in the fight against poverty.

As Guyana’s Minister of Finance (to date the longest serving) he supervised the design and implementation of the economic recovery programme (ERP) that restored Guyana’s macroeconomic stability and it’s international financial standing after the crisis of the 1980s. In the region and internationally, he is most closely associated with the evolution of the unique north-south cooperation compact, the Lomé (and Cotonou) Conventions for which he was a key negotiator while he was Minister of Finance and Planning (Trade). He is the only ACP national to have led the Group at both the policy and technical levels.

 Mr Greenidge is a former University lecturer and researcher and has headed two international institutions, the ACP Group in Brussels, Belgium and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in the Netherlands. He is a former Co-President of the Joint Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU).

Mr. Greenidge now holds the appointment of Second Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.