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4-7 June 2024

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H.E. Robert Persaud

H.E. Robert Persaud

Foreign Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, The Cooperative Republic of Guyana

On August 17, 2020, Robert M. Persaud was appointed as Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

Mr. Persaud brings to this position vast experience in the areas of corporate affairs, government relations, and international business with expertise in oil and gas policy and business development, environmental management, integrated natural resources management, and the production and management of the environment.

Previously, he served as Senior Cabinet Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Senior Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, ICT4D Strategy Coordinator within the Office of the President, and a Presidential Advisor.

Mr. Persaud obtained a certificate in the fundamentals of petroleum from the University of Texas and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Indies. He also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Guyana. Born in 1974, he is married and has two children.

In August 2022, Mr. Persaud was appointed Chairman of Protected Areas Commission.