Podcast: Guyana – the world’s fastest growing economy

This recording is from “Guyana: the world’s fastest growing economy” which was an hour long webinar by Neil Marks and Neil Passmore held on 25 May 2022.

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Some of the areas the talk addressed, were:

  • Introduction to Guyana’s economy and politics
  • Guyana’s rise to power through resources
  • Guyana’s challenges as an emerging economy


Neil Marks, is one of Guyana’s most experienced senior journalists. He is currently Producer and Editorial Consultant at News Room; and the former President of the Guyana Press Association.

Neil Passmore, CEO, Hannam & PartnersNeil is the CEO and co-founder of Hannam & Partners. He has worked for fifteen years in natural resources corporate finance, advising on a broad spread of capital market and M&A transactions for clients including Xstrata, Savannah, Amira, Ophir and others. He has raised over $30 billion in capital in more than 45 capital markets transactions in his career, as well as advising on several of the resource industry’s transformational mergers and acquisitions. He is a Director of YPO’s London Chapter and the Director of an agriculture company based in Guyana. In 2012 Neil was names one of the Rising Stars of Finance by Financial News. Neil was formerly a helicopter pilot in the British Army and has an MBA and an MA (Oxon).