Former news anchor appointed GNBA’s CEO

Former Guyana Television (now renamed National Communications Network), Dr Prudence Lewis-Bhola has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA).

Newly-appointed CEO of GNBA, Dr Prudence Lewis-Bhola
Newly-appointed CEO of GNBA, Dr Prudence Lewis-Bhola

The GNBA in a statement Monday said that its governing board officially appointed Dr Lewis-Bhola effective September 26, 2016.

“Possessing a wealth of experience in broadcasting for over a decade and an extensive background in private sector management, Dr Lewis-Bhola exemplifies all the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to successfully execute the mandate of the GNBA,” the statement said.

Dr Lewis-Bhola currently holds a doctorate in Transformational Leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Laws and a Social Sciences Degree in Communication from the University of Guyana.

The GNBA said that the new CEO is convinced that there is much to be done at this time and is eager to make a positive contribution to the GNBA and the broadcast sector as a whole.

“Keenly aware of the issues and challenges of the local broadcast landscape, she is optimistic that much can be achieved from meaningful engagement and collaboration with all stakeholders in the broadcast industry,” it stated.

According to the broadcast authority, Dr Lewis-Bhola has already begun strategic planning sessions with GNBA’s senior management and intends to hold consultations with broadcasters over the next two months.