Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs awarded "Energy Executive of the Year"
September 18, 2014: Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine has been named "Energy Executive of the Year" by the world renowned Petroleum Economist magazine.
The Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs also won the magazine’s "Cleaner Energy Initiative" award for its Light bulb Exchange Programme.
A statement on the Ministry's website yesterday said Minister Ramnarine collected both awards on September 10 at a ceremony held at Banking Hall, London.
The website quoted the Petroleum Economist as stating: "The Energy Executive of the Year is presented to the individual who has made, or is in the process of making, a major contribution to the industry, either regionally or globally.
"The award," it said, "takes account of 'nominees' recognition and respect within their industry sector, their close involvement in, or leadership of, a range of benchmark projects and their innovative approach to tackling business challenges."
In presenting Minister Ramnarine with his award, it was noted that, "The awards judges were highly impressed by the rapid turnaround that he has effected in the country’s energy activities in a short period of time. They also commended his hands-on approach, enthusiasm and drive, which should stand the gas-producing nation in good stead as it seeks to realize ambitious new exploration and production."