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Our Team

Hand-in-Hand is committed to hiring the best and is proud to present the most professional team in the Guyanese insurance industry today.

Board of Directors

Mr. John G Carpenter


With over forty years senior management experience, former General Manager and Chairman of Sterling Products, Mr. Carpenter currently sits on the Board of Directors of Republic Bank (Guyana) Inc.

Mr. Wilfred A Lee

AA, BSc., BSoc. Sc. Sc. Dip Mktng., BSM.
Vice Chairman

Former Chairman of Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation, GCIS and many state boards, Mr. Lee holds the Golden Arrow of Achievement, National Honour.

Dr. Ian A Mc Donald

AA, MA. (Hons.) (Cantab.) FRSL, Hon. D. Litt. (UWI)

Renowned sports personality, retired Marketing Director of Guysuco and Chairman of the Sugar Producers Association of the Caribbean, Dr. Mc Donald is also one of Guyana’s leading literary experts, newspaper columnist and author of the Caribbean literary standard, ‘The Hummingbird Tree’. Dr. Mc Donald sits of the Commission for the Development of West Indian Cricket. Dr. Mc Donald holds the Golden Arrow of Achievement, National Honour.

Mr. T Alan. Paris

BA (Econs.) MA (Econs and Ed.)

Recently retired Managing Director of Citizens Bank Inc. Mr. Parris brings several decades of top executive competence in management, banking and finance.

Mr. Charles R. Quintin


Retired Managing Director of Demerara Tobacco Company, Mr. Quintin is considered an authority in management, particularly in the area of Human Resource Development.

Mr. Paul A Chan-A-Sue


Former managing Director of Guyana Stores Ltd and sports personality, Mr. Chan A Sue is the Chairman and Managing Director of Ansa Mc Al Guyana. He sits on many corporate and charitable Boards including stints on the Boards of NBIC (Guyana) and Citizens Bank. Mr. Chan-A-Sue is also the holder of the Golden Arrow of Achievement.

Keith A Evelyn

BA (Hons.) BSc. MBA. ACIB. FCII. MCIBS. Chartered
Insurer, Chartered Banker
Group CEO | Director: The Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies.

With over 30 years managerial experience and fifteen years as CEO, his entire working life has been spent in the insurance industry. He is also a Past President of the Insurance Association of Guyana, Chairman of the Small Business Council and holds directorship of The Berbice Bridge Company Inc.

Senior Management Team

The Hand in Hand Mutual Fire & Life Insurance Companies

Howard Cox

Chartered Insurer: Director / Manager Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. (HIHF)

Mr. Cox is a Chartered Insurer with over 35 years experience in Insurance and management. He has served as the President of the Insurance Association of Guyana on several occasions.

Shaheed Essack

Finance Controller / Company Secretary (HIHF & HIHL)

A Chartered Secretary, Mr. Essack offers over thirty years experience in the insurance industry specializing in accounting and corporate governance.

Omadatt Singh

Manager: Hand-in-Hand Mutual Life Assurance Co. Ltd (HIHL)

Mr. Omadatt Singh started his career in 1996 at Hand-in-Hand in the Finance Department. In 2004, he established and headed the Internal Audit Department. He served as Broker’s Manager and was in charge of our Motor Operations between 2010 and 2013. In August 2013, he was appointed as the Life Manager. Mr. Singh has a wealth of knowledge in finance, investment and insurance. Mr. Singh also served as a member of the Technical Committee of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Guyana.

Educational Background

  • Master of Business Administration, The Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting, The Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom
  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants , United Kingdom.
  • Member, Certified General Accountants Association, Canada.
  • Member, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, United States of America.

Ronald Stanley

Internal Auditor/Compliance Officer (HIHF & HIHL)

Mr. Stanley is responsible for ensuring that the Hand-in-Hand is compliant with Best Practices and Regulatory Authorities. He ensures that the most advanced systems are maintained in the company.

Compton Ramnaraine

Chief Accountant (HIHF & HIHL)

With over twenty five years in the industry, Mr. Ramnaraine ensures that the financial reporting and accounting systems of Hand-in-Hand are managed and maintained at the highest standards, observing all relevant IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).

Mary Nagasar

Asst. Manager / Asst. Company Secretary (HIHF)

Ms. Nagasar has over thirty years experience in insurance underwriting making her one of the most knowledgeable and experienced underwriters in the industry. She specializes in Property and Liability Insurance.

Zaida Joaquin

Human Resources and Admin Officer (HIHF & HIHL)

Mrs. Joaquin who began her insurance career at the then American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) from 1981, is an experienced Life Underwriter. Upon joining The Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited in 1992, she has held many positions throughout the Company. Her most recent post is that of Human Resources/ Administrative Manager.

She is also the Current Chief Commissioner of Scout Association of Guyana, the Chairman of the Caribbean Scout Executive Committee, a Committee member of the Interamerican Scout Committee and a member of the Global Support Core Group of the World Organization of Scout Movement. In addition, she is the current Vice Chairman of the Queen’s College Board of Governors.

Lalita Sukhram

Deputy Life Manager: Hand-in-Hand Mutual Life Assurance Co. HIHL

With over twenty years’ experience as a Life underwriter, Mrs. Sukhram brings a professional approach to customer service, specializing in Life Underwriting, Pensions and Medical Insurance

Kin Sue

BSc (Hons.), MSc (UOE), CISI
Accountant / Investment Analyst (HIHF & HIHL)

Mr. Sue, trained in the United Kingdom and comes with an extensive technical background in investment banking, financial product/services, financial modelling, strategic analysis and accounting (both financial and managerial). He ensures that the company’s investment and accounting objectives are achieved whilst compliant to the code of conduct.

Shanomae Baptiste

Sales Manager (HIHF & HIHL)

Ms. Baptiste, though new to the insurance industry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. With over twelve (12) years in the commercial financial sector, Ms. Baptiste has experience in Marketing, Customer Service, Operations, Business Development, Business Banking and Finance.

Trust Corporation Inc.

Maurice John

General Manager / Corporate Secretary Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation Inc.

Over 25 years of experience in the operations of the Trust Corporation and participated in training programs both locally and overseas. Mr. John is also a Director of two Private Companies

Tagnarine Parmesar

ACMA, CGMA, MAAT, Chartered Accountant
Deputy General Manager / Company Secretary/Finance Controller (Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation Inc.)

With over twenty five years senior management experience in both the Private and the Public sectors. Former Group Finance Controller – Neal & Massy (Guyana) Group. Former Chief Financial Officer – Cara Hotels (Guyana & Caribbean).


Margaret Pierre

Operations Manager (GCIS)

Ms. Pierre has over forty-three years experience in Underwriting/Claims in Motor, Marine, Property and Liability insurance. Prior to her appointment with the Hand-in-Hand Group she was employed with the Booker Group and the Government Insurance Company. She now has the responsibility of managing the day to day operations of the GCIS Incorporated.

Shanti Singh

Accountant (GCIS Inc.)

With over twenty two years in the industry, Mrs. Singh ensures that the financial reporting and accounting systems of GCIS INC. are managed and maintained at the highest standards, observing all relevant IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).