~ Robert Jan James chosen CEO for NV GEBE.~
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers selected three new candidates to replace the management board of N.V GEBE. Those selected are Robert Jan James for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Randel Hato as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jimmy Timmer as the Chief Operations Officer (COO).
SMN News learned that the Supervisory Board of Directors submitted their advice with two candidates for each position. The advice which was recently signed off was handled by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday also got the approval of the Corporate Governance Council.
Minister of VROMI Egbert Jurendy Doran said on Wednesday when asked about the selection process that the process is not yet completed he assured that N.V GEBE will not be without a managing board if the process is not completed by October 31st. Doran said there is always a plan B in the event of delays.
While Robert Jan James has been selected as the new candidate for the CEO position it should be noted that James just recently was appointed director of SOL. Robert Jan James scores two-tenths of a point higher than Dr. Sharine Daniel in the selection process however, he does not have experience in utility company management.
GEBE Chief Internal Auditor Dr. Sharine Daniel who recently secured her doctorate in Accounting was sidelined even though she has the knowledge and experience of the company. It should be noted that GEBE invested over NAF.1.5 million in Daniel so that she could upgrade her education in order to serve GEBE in top management. This is the second time Dr. Sharine Daniel has been sidelined by the government for top positions. Daniel applied for the deputy director of USZV where she topped the scoreboard and while millions were spent on the selection process no one was ever appointed the vacant position.
The former Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel attempted to appoint Daniel to the CEO position however the proposal was shot down by former Prime Minister William Marlin.
The decision that was taken by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday is said is highly political and not in the interest of GEBE since experience lies within the company and those persons are not been given the opportunity to serve.