New GuyOil GM aims to expand reach, improve fuel quality

New GuyOil GM Trevor Bassoo

The Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) has a new General Manager, with the announcement being made that Trevor Bassoo will now be taking on the mantle of managing the agency.
This was announced in a statement on Monday, in which Bassoo pledged to do his best to expand GuyOil’s reach across the country and improve the quality of oil. According to the release, Bassoo has made health, safety, the environment, customer service and branding priority areas, as well as providing relief for customers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of Guyanese, the new General Manager in the statement said that the company’s immediate objective is to bring relief to the people by way of reducing and stabilising the fuel price.
According to the statement, Bassoo is the holder of a Degree in Computer Science from the University of Guyana, a CAT accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Institute of Business.
Bassoo is also currently concluding his Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) at the University of Guyana. In addition to his qualifications, Bassoo has 20 years of combined private and public sector management experience.
Since taking the new post on October 19, Bassoo has been reviewing the company’s operations.
The appointment of Bassoo comes almost two months after Accountant Paul Cheong was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of GuyOil. The last Chairman of GuyOil was Mark Bender.
Prior to the change of Government, concerns were raised over what appeared to be political appointees at GuyOil under the previous President David Granger-led Administration.
According to reliable sources, a niece of former President Granger was employed as a senior functionary with the State-owned company. This newspaper was told that the employment of a marketing manager also raised eyebrows. (G3)