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28-30 June 2022

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Natasha Gaskin-Peters, Director, Centre for Local Business Development – Natasha is an Economist with experience in both micro and macro economics. Natasha’s experience covers the real and fiscal sectors which includes modelling and forecasting of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), fiscal revenues, fiscal expenditure and inflation along with analytics on the interlinkages between these two sectors. Presently, Natasha works with local companies in Guyana to assist them in entering the oil and gas value chain. This entails conducting GAP analytics along with training and mentoring of these companies in order to improve their competitiveness and capacity to work in the O&G sector. Natasha is the former Chairman of the Bureau of Statistics and a former Director on the Small Business Bureau’s Board, in Guyana, where she played an active role in determining policies to guide these two institutions. Natasha holds a PhD (Economics) and MSc (Agriculture Economics) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

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